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Writing Music: Zella Day

In keeping with the theme of “not doing my usual thing” this week, I’m not covering one album in this post. Instead, I’m going to introduce you to an artist I just discovered recently: Zella Day. I first heard Day’s music when Spotify dropped her song “Sweet Ophilia” into a random mix I was listening […]

Writing Music: A Very She and Him Christmas

Happy holidays all! I hope you had a good Thursday, whether or not you celebrate. Amazon.com Widgets For this Friday’s Writing Music, I couldn’t resist choosing a Christmas album. This time of year, I listen to Christmas music almost constantly. It’s a part of all my writing music mixes because it just makes me feel […]

Writing Music: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Soundtracks are incredible writing music. As music crafted around stories and meant to evoke the narrative itself, a movie soundtrack can evoke emotions, pacing, atmosphere, and climax. I have a lot of movie soundtracks in my collection and some of them frequently make it into my writing music mixes. Amazon.com Widgets In the realm of […]

Writing Music: Jagged Little Pill

Writing Music is a series of posts where I talk about the music that inspires my creative endeavors. A new post goes up every Friday. Amazon.com Widgets Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little PillĀ  is an album that I used to love in college, then lost touch with for many years. I’ve returned to it since I […]

Writing Music: The Visit

Music is an important part of my creative process. I generally only create with something playing in the background. Good music gives the less attentive parts of my mind something to focus on while the rest of me focuses on writing. Really good music can actually inspire and affect the quality and content of my […]