Writing Wednesday: Musical Mingling

How often do you use music as a method of stimulating your muse?

Does each muse for each writing project possess a taste for a different type of music?

For as big a role as music plays not only in our writing process but also in our daily lives its quite a rarity to see it playing such a substantial role in a story. The stories where music might play a very small role in are those set during a time when music was changing the social dynamic of the time. Can you think of a few time periods where that is evident?


Write a scene where music plays a main role in the narrative. You will know if it plays a main role in the narrative when you try to remove it completely and the whole story falls apart. To spice things up, choose a type or genre of music that you know very little about or don’t listen to very often and use it as the basis for inspiration.

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