Tag : music and writing

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Music is a much a part of my life as writing is.  I’d be lost without both, and the best part of my day is  sitting back and just listening to music. What started as a moment to relax became the inspiration for my own writing.  Words have some incredible power, and can move a …
Take the “5 Songs That Inspire You” Challenge Whenever I need that little extra motivation I like to listen to certain songs that make me feel good. This is by no means a glowing gem of insight, but merely a slap back to reality for those people who push themselves to write for extended periods …
Blogging quote by Darren Rowse There are so many ways for writers to write well, improve their writing, and publish more books.  Writers often forget that a part of writing is being passionate about the topic they write about each day. They have to edit and make a marketing plan and have it published after …
There aren’t many people who would argue that the Beatles have influence- or rather don’t have influence.  Even fewer still would argue that they have never heard of them.  They are the most successful rock band of the 1960s—possibly of the twentieth century. I would also argue the twenty-first, but since there is much of …
What every writer can learn from a songwriter’s process It’s interesting that no matter how much our blog tries to be broad in its scope and appeal, we inevitably end up catering much of our commentary and advice to novelists. This is rather hard to avoid considering most people who call themselves “writers” are those …
A science nerd’s perspective on hearing and emotions            I asked my friend the other day how she experiences music (the question was purposely ambiguous). She responded very simply, “I hear and feel it”. This may not sound all that profound to most people, but for me it was a reminder …
How can you make money blogging if so many people use a form of ad-blocker on their websites?  Most people are ‘ad blind’ to boot.  How is it possible to get the most information to improve your website or your blog if Google Analytics tells you only half of the story?  They can only tell …
Writers need editors, and editors need to improve the writer’s work so people will love their writing.   The same holds trues with any art form, and Sister Act has one of the best examples I can think of. I’m sure we’ve at least heard of this movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith (of Harry …
I want to have a book published very soon.  Whenever I mention that I have published a book, most people have that reply. The beauty of writing is that any person can do this, but the challenge is not many can finish it, or can even learn to improve.  I was watching Mr. Holland’s Opus, …
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