Friday, May 29, 2015

Do you drink coffee when you write? No, I drink music

Writers with baggage of experience will definitely agree that it’s not all only about writing. Of course, there are times when you don’t notice anyone or anything, you plunge headlong into your thoughts and materialize them with words. But I bet it’s not always like this. Sometimes everything matters: light, colors, flavors and sounds.

I love listening to music while writing because it creates a kind of my own world where there is only me and my thoughts accompanied by my favorite tunes. I suppose there are a lot of people who feel the same way, so, I’ve decided to share some sources I use when I need the magical power of music.

That’s right. I use it not for watching videos. In fact, there are loads of musical channels that’ll fit any taste. Various genres, remixes, covers in indie, deep house or experimental styles. I think the idea of audiovisual music blogs is genius as it looks aesthetic and trendy at the same time.

This one is a true writing solution! The music always matches the mood I choose and the generated playlists are just fabulous. Sometimes there are songs you listen everyday, sometimes you come across new precious discoveries that will start your writing day!

The last and my favourite one is a space where people make their own playlists and share their tastes, feelings and emotions. The most wonderful thing about it is that you can’t choose which song will be next because you don’t know. Every time it’s a pleasant surprise with new bands and singers unknown before.

These are my sources of inspiration and pleasure because music brings us sun in heavy rains, warmth in cold winters and silence in bustling noise. Click, listen and enjoy because that’s everything that matters.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Can’t Find a Word? Find a Chocolate!

As a writer with 15-year experience of creating original texts I perfectly know that there are times when you just can’t get a word out of yourself. It seems that you already understand the topic, know exactly what to write and how to write it. But when you put your fingers on the keyboard you feel that something’s off. Well, this is what I call I-need-to-relax syndrome with I-need-someething-sweet symptoms. In this case I turn to my personal “aid kit”.

  • Change your position
People say that changes are always for good not without a reason. So, if you feel uncomfortable, it’s time to roll … and rock :) Select the position that is convenient for typing, put everything necessary within your arm’s reach and enjoy your writing process. And buy yourself a soft rocking chair. I discovered that it’s an integral part of an excellent writer and you can be really creative in your positions.

  • Listen to music
There have been numerous studies that show how positively music influences the working process and personally I experience its effect all the time. It’s not necessary to use only the classics or only the pop. Choose something you really like whether it is indie rock or heavy metal (as long as it is your favourite) and create with pleasure.

  • Eat a chocolate
Chocolate is the last and most important piece of the puzzle and it’s connected not only with boosting effects on your brain. Your endorphines begin to goof around, the sun starts shining more brightly and your mood goes up. And what is better than a happy, cheerful writer in his favourite rocking chair and full of sweet inspiration?

These are my 3 to-do “boosters” that I use whenever I have a bad time creating a text. Of course, it’s very individual and everybody has his/her own little things that get them lit up but I hope that my tips will be a good start for your personal “aid kit”. Enjoy yourself!