The Music In The Writing
by Dianna Hardy
Firstly, many thanks to Mysti for hosting authors on her blog throughout March :D
I don't usually do long guest posts, just so you know. I'm briefly going to talk about how music inspires my writing, then dazzle you with a book trailer.
I'll start with silence. I actually need complete silence to write my best work. That's not always possible with a toddler and a husband who also sometimes works from home. So I do write amid chaos at times, but by far, my best writing is produced during moments of silence.
However, I use music to get inside my characters' heads before I begin writing them. More than that, music (and images also) usually help to form my characters. Sometimes it even helps with the plot.
You'll see links to music on my paranormal romance series website The Witching Pen Novellas, under the pages for books one, two and three. You'll find Maroon5, Coldplay and Goo Goo Dolls. Even though I hope they'll give readers a little insight into the feel of the relationships of the characters, or the feel of the book, I'm aware that different people will read my books and relate them to different songs. Ultimately, these are the songs that have inspired each book from my perspective.
It can take about 4 minutes to read a blog post, so I'm leaving you with a book trailer that I made for The Witching Pen Novellas - it's 3 mins and 26 seconds long, as you've already spent 34 seconds reading this ;)
Enjoy the trailer – the song on it is absolutely beautiful (it's called Angels In Dark Clouds, by Scott Altham). If you like the trailer, please do share it. Thanks for watching :)
Multi-genre author of paranormal things, dark things, poetic things, sexy things, taboo things, and sometimes funny things. Website: DiannaHardy.com