Nancy: A Little Mood Music

Swan Lake sheet music from myspace.com

Swan Lake sheet music from myspace.com

Last week, Elizabeth talked about ways to tell stories other than with the written word. I have to admit, I’m not a photographer, a painter, or a knitter/crocheter. My stories really do come out with words. Still, I’ve learned that during the discovery phase, the more non-verbal ways I tell the story to myself, the better the creativity and ultimately the words flow.

One of the tools I use to tap into the creative energy of a story is a playlist. While I always used music as part of my writing process, for a long time I just used it as background noise. Several of my writing friends swore by their story-specific playlists, so I took their advice to try it and once I started, I never stopped. Continue reading