Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Music to My Ears

Back when MTV and VH1 played, I don't know, music, I loved to watch the different videos. Now that I write, music is a huge part of my process. Songs inspire everything from plots to characters. I even listen to music to help set the emotional tone of whatever I'm writing. Though music videos are rare finds these days (at least for me), it's rarer that I see one that inspires me enough to ponder what kind of book would this be?

Recently, I got inspired by a video for a song called Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri. Check it out. The song is lovely, but the video really struck a chord with me.

So--musical inspiration? Who else has some?


D. F. Krieger said...

Music and writing pretty well go hand in hand with me. If I'm not physically listening to music, I'll still have a song in my head while I'm writing. Usually it's along the lines of Depeche Mode.

Rebecca Royce said...

Very intense video. I've heard the song on the radio but I hadn't seen this. Thank you for sharing it!

Annie Nicholas said...

I love this song. It has such great writing and is on two of my playlist for future books. I have great respect for songwriters who can evoke such emotions with so little words.