I was honored to be featured as a guest blogger on author Shannon A. Thompson’s blog! Here is a snippet of my post:
Ah, yes, that terrifying word: inspiration. How do we find it? And if we find it, how do we turn it into something worthwhile?
For those of you like me who bump (or crash) into writer’s block, perhaps the muse may speak to you through music. Here are some specific ways to help get those creative juices flowing:
1) Pop/Rock: Listen to your favorite song, shuffle a playlist, or find new music…there is always a story behind the song.
For example: “Someone Like You” by Adele: who is Adele’s character? Why did she and her lover separate? What prompted her to show up at his door in the first place?
For example: “Mr. Roboto” by Styx: Is the character an actual robot/cyborg? Or is this symbolism for something else? Why does he need to hide, and why is his life in danger?
What are your favorite ways to find inspiration from music?