Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Writer's Playlist

I have seen around a bunch of writer's posting their personal playlist they use to get in the zone. Let's face it, music is intertwined and overlapped with everything in today's society. But that's okay. Music is a work on it's own. Here is a list of MY top 20 songs I listen to when I am writing.

1. 18 - One Direction
2. Skinny Love - Birdy
3. Weightless - All Time Low
4. Wanted - Hunter Hayes
5. Temporary Bliss - The Cab
6. Unbelievers - Vampire Weekend
7. Somebody To You - The Vamps/ Demi
8. Beside You - 5 Seconds Of Summer
9. Another Me - The Cab
10.  Hear You Me - Jimmy Eat World
11. Try - Colbie Caillat 
12. Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
13. Style - Taylor Swift
14. First Date - Blink 182
15. Sugar, We're Goin' Down - Fall Out Boy
16. I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At The Disco
17. I See Fire - Ed Sheeran
18. Adam's Song - Blink 182
19. Heartache On A Big Screen - 5 Seconds Of Summer
20. 21 Guns - Green Day

I encourage you to make a playlist of your own. Sometimes, when the little voices in your head stop feeding you new ideas, music is the very thing that could pull you out of the slump and put the words back into your mind.
 Music is it's own superpower.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Books,and Writing, and Blogs,Oh my!

E.L. Doctorow once said, "Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." With writing, you can do anything. Be anything. You can go as far as your mind allows you to. Nothing is off limits. Want to be a wizard who turns into a mermaid when they touch water? Go for it! Want to live in a castle in the middle of a volcano? Why not! Want to talk to animals and curse the jerks at school? I believe in you!
The point is, writing has no limitations. YOU have the power to create anything. You could go from fighting demons in a cave somewhere in the middle of Europe to drinking tea with the Queen in Buckingham Palace in a matter of pages. It's your world. All of the choices are in your hands. You are both the source of creation and destruction.
There is no good or bad time to write. Just sit down and let your words bleed onto the paper until you have what you're looking for. You may not always get it right on the first try, but the more you write, the better you will be.