Unconsciously, I started at some point listening to music when I was crafting a novel. Recently the topic of music came up in a conversation and I did a quick Google search for how “music + brain = creativity”.
There were multiple articles centered specifically on Jazz music and how a jazz musician’s brain works differently when they are playing that particular kind of music. I found other articles on how the creativity and imagination are stimulated when listening to music.
I then searched on “writer + playlist”, but didn’t come up with much other than Philip K. Dick listened to classical music while working. Thus, I started creating my own folders that represented types of scenes I’d be writing. Then I dumped different music into those folders; music that would make me think / feel that type of scene, such as:
- Hearts Connecting
- Loss or Want
- Internal Reflection
- The Party
That’s my list for now. I expect as I listen to more music and write more scenes I’ll get more categories.
- Get your playlist together
- Put on the headphones
- Stimulate your creativity and imagination
- Start writing