Writing is all about mood. If you are not in the mood to write chances are your characters will take a wrong turn. They might rebel against you, or do something rash. Now you may have a different way of getting in the mood. For instance, one of the things that get me in the mood to write is a good rain mixed in with a little lightening. Rain always makes me feel melancholy, which brings back old memories flooding my mind with day dreams of I should have, and could have's which I use in my writing. Another thing which moves me to write is sitting under a shady tree on a breezy day listening to nature while I eat a sandwich and drink wine.
However, the one I use the most is music. Music will come down with you when you're feeling low it will celebrate with you when you're happy. There is attack music, war music, and conquering music. I even have angry music to help me with my dialog. It all sounds negative, right? Not really, you see there is always some conflict to over come before you arrive at happily ever after. Okay so now you're curious, what type of music am I talking about? Sit back, relax and let me DJ for you.
Your protagonist will most likely be trying to save someone. In my arms - Plump. My chest is stirring with emotion just listening to it now.
Changes in life, the horror of death and the beauty of birth are both depicted here on: Lighting crashes - Live
Put these together and you come up with: I'm feeling good - Michael Buble. You can remove that comment on the top left so you can see the entire video.
There is only one person I know that can: Set fire to the rain - Adele
If your emotions are running wild by now, let me take you back in time. What about us - Michael Jackson.
Did you notice the emotions in lyrics, the music, and the singers? They stir up all kinds of emotions in me. That places me in my write mind.
Do you have other ways of putting yourself in the writing mood? Or maybe you'd like to add to this list of songs. Let me know what moves you, stirs your anger, your despair, your perturbation, your pride, your rage, your remorse, your passion, love… Ah… whoa…