Monday, December 19, 2016

Inspire! | Music

Part 3 of my Inspire! series...
By this point, you all know the drill!  A list of music that inspires me to write:

Finding Neverland Soundtrack
I love this musical, it's probably my favorite. The main character is a writer and is writing the story of Peter Pan while he gets to know a young family coming on hard times. No spoilers, but it is loosely based on the true story and it's so upbeat, quirky and touching.

Harry Potter Scores
All of them. All of it. Harry Potter is one of my favorite stories and the scores were so well composed and the music inspires so many different scenes and feelings and tones and it's so nice to just have on in the background while I write. 

Disney soundtracks
Easy to listen to. Easy to sing along to. I won't listen to these as I write because I get to distracted but if I'm trying to get in the mood or taking a break, Disney it is!

Christmas music
I don't really celebrate Christmas anymore since I've chosen Judaism, but the music will probably always be a part of my life. It's so easy to listen to and cozy and familiar and just sets a nice environment. Michael Buble specifically.

If I'm going to listen to music while I write, I like for it to either not have any words at all, or for it to be calm, quiet and low key. I sometimes do draw inspiration and themes for chapters, character or entire stories off of songs and lyrics and in that case I just end up replaying that particular song over and over again. As you do. 


  1. That's so awesome! When I go to coffee shops to write I tend to blast a bunch of different types of music! I'm such a Disney soundtrack geek I love listening to different musicals soundtracks too!

    Jasmine :)

  2. I must admit I love a good christmas song on in the background when working or writing, gets me in the festive mood :D I agree about disney soundtracks, I tend to get distracted by the lyrics and end up belting them out instead haha I've recently discovered instrumental covers or wedding versions (random but relaxing!) of disney songs which are so relaxing and easy to listen to if you were looking for any without lyrics :D

    Thank you also for your lovely comment on my recent blog post too Alisha :D hope you are having a great week!

  3. I like Disney piano soundtrack. It's so relaxing but also helps with concentration.