The last month I have been working on planning my novel. I have been doing this with a friend as we are both trying to motivate each other. When I think of idea’s/scenes/and characters they are very basic ideas with not much thought to extend it further. But when I hear instrumental music or classical music I find that these same idea’s/scenes/ and characters are actually more than just basic. I start to turn those basic ideas into small scenes and it is like watching a movie and those ideas are extended.
So the story I am writing is one that I had started writing a little over a year ago, but never completed as I ended up getting writer’s block. Last month this idea came and hit me again and decided I’m going to change it and take it into a different direction. Before it was a paranormal romance now I’m changing the direction towards friendship. I just feel that every time I try to write a paranormal romance I can never complete it, it is like a strange block. Yet I read the genre a lot. Well anyway the point is that I wanted to try something different.
The music that has been helping me the most is actually “The Dark Knight Rises” movie soundtrack, well to be honest one track which has helped considerably, “No Stone unturned”
Do you find that music helps when it comes to planning a novel or thinking of ideas?
The one thing I really like about Hans Zimmer and his music is that it truly captures you and takes you onto a journey.
This tune, especially during the last couple of days has really helped to fill in the blanks in my planning, and ordering everything around so the story makes sense. So I guess music is a big aid!
If you find that music is a big aid for you as well, what track really helps you? 🙂