I believe writers are artists. They are creative and imaginative. And we all can use a boost of inspiration. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22 — Okay, that’s actually not what I was going to say. I don’t know about you, but I listen to a lot of music while writing. Some people say lyrics distract them. (They distract me too until I have the song memorized.)
I love listening to lyrics, which brings me to Taylor Swift. She is a storyteller and one of the reasons she is so successful is her ability to communicate her thoughts and emotions so genuinely. It makes me a bit jealous, and I hope that I am able to share my characters’ emotions just as well.
All this to say that Taylor Swift’s (and many other musicians’) music style inspires me to show emotion in my writing, digging deeper into my characters’ souls, giving reasons and whole stories for their actions. Do you have musicians you listen to in order to get inspired (emotionally or not)? For example, I also like listening to epic soundtracks when it comes to fight scenes or battle. Romantic music for the romantic parts, etc.
I am always on the lookout for new music, so if you have anything in particular that you love, please share!
Please don’t hate me if you don’t like Taylor Swift. We can still be friends. 🙂