Wow, my first proper post for this blog and I think this is a great way to begin!
Usually I do this thing called Song of the Day, but since this blog is dedicated to the writing side of me, I decided to call it something different. Songs that inspire me to write or spark my creativity and provides me with ideas!
Hence, for this blog it is called Creative Writing Songs. If anyone else has a better name for this, please do suggest in the comments section, I’d be happy to know your opinions! 🙂
Here is the creative writing song for today and I also believe it is the perfect song for Christmas as well.
Artist: Gabrielle Aplin
I really love this song, her voice, the lyrics, and the piano just gives me the goosebumps in a good way! It makes me feel something and it connected with me on a personal level too. This tune reminded me of my first love in 2011 and it expressed exactly how he made me feel.
Anyway, enough about the personal connection, but how did it inspire my creativity?
There has been a story, I’ve been working on for a long time, I have never been able to finish it and I have done so many versions. This song has told me which version to stick too and it fits well with the two main characters in the story. Originally, the song for the formal dance scene near to the end when the two characters realise that their friendship is changing was supposed to be Skillet ‘A Little More’. When I heard Salvation at work today, I realised this suited it better. Considering the main guy character always saves the heroine of the story and stuck by her side at all times.
This song has helped me to realise that the original idea was way better for a novel and that is the version I should stick with. It brought the images to mind and it is stirring me to rewrite it again. I think this song helped a little in getting rid of my mental block that I recently have been suffering with.
So what did you think? Has it inspired you? Or which songs inspire you to write?
Before I forget – Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!