Music and Writing

“Without music, life would be an error.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Where words fail, music speaks.”

Hans Christian Andersen

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent”

Victor Hugo

I posted the Smiths video as a mantra for this week, but also for my sister.

If you haven't seen the movie Juno, I highly recommend it but without the fantastic soundtrack it would miss so much. Garden State was like that and many of the movies I grew up with were enhanced by the soundtrack. The music was an essential character in the movie. In my writing notebook I jot down favorite songs that I would use if I ever wrote a screenplay. Or maybe if I had creative power when my book is made into a movie. Dreams...Of course, the big MUSIC movie of last year, Once, wouldn't exist without music. Another great flick to add to your list if you haven't seen it.

What songs or bands inspire your writing? Today find a song or band that could take you in a different direction with your writing. Maybe you listen to music as you write? Or you also write songs?
Now get back to work!

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