Sunday, July 3, 2011

Looking for inspiration? Create a soundtrack for your story!

I've been drinking in the pages of the latest issue of Writer's Digest. So many good ideas! So little time!

I did come across this great idea in "The Geyser Approach to Revision" by James Scott Bell:

"To do the best revision possible, you need to recapture the feeling you had while writing your draft in the first place. One way to do this is through music. Find several pieces that move you to feelings consistent with your book. . . Compile a playlist of songs that evoke the mood - or better yet, a medley of the various moods - you hope to convey in  your story, and use it as background each time you sit down to self-edit."

1 comment:

  1. This is good advice. Music is a great way to remember recapture and remember certain feelings. It is also a great way to help put you in the mood for some creative thinking. I use this method often.