Media Inspiration

There’s nothing like having a writing drought and then pounding out  2,500 words in one night! Of course, it helps when the scene is being perpetuated by it’s own soundtrack. And by soundtrack, I mean the same song being replayed about 23 times 🙂

It might also help that I’ve been on a Writing Movie kick. I don’t mean books turned into movies, more like movies about writing. I’m telling you, you watch Finding Forester and you’re gonna get the kick you need to sit down and start typing. Warning! You might also have the urge to go out and buy a typewriter (stay off Pininterest!).

Some authors, like Stephenie Meyer, actually post their playlists that run through their heads while writing. I think this is a cool idea and very helpful in the motivational/inspirational dept.

My song list right now consists of 3 Doors Down – Let Me Go, Let Love Begin by Flashdrive, and Florence + The Machine- Breath of Life. If I tried naming all the songs I’m running through while writing my new novel it would make this a very looooooong post.

Yes I’m writing a new novel! Still YA but not fantasy so much as just regular fiction. More on that later, when I have a few solid chapters under my belt.

Movies that have me punching my computer key (I wish they were typewriter keys!):

Finding Forester-“You write your first draft with your heart. Then you write your second draft with your head.”

Finding Neverland – “All the great writers start with two things: A good, solid journal and a title”

Midnight in Paris- “No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure. ”

Okay, so I might have paraphrased some of that, but still, you get the idea! What movies/ songs are inspiring you?


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