Musical Inspiration – @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain #PCers


I know we’re said it many times here at HSG, writing is hard and sometimes finding inspiration is even harder. I know that there are some days where I am grasping at straws to get my daily word count down where as other days, I can’t wait to write.

When recently trying to figure the difference between those two types of day, I discovered one thing: music. The days where I wrote the most, I listened to music. Now, I don’t know why I find this astonishing as music soothes my soul and I know it soothes many other writers.

I’m one of those that have decided to start playlists specifically geared to my work. And those play lists run the gamut of modern to classical to rock and everything in between. There’s nothing like a country song to get me laughing and wanting to throw a little comedy at my stories. If I want something more serious, I start looking at some of today’s young artists because they all seem so emotional when it comes to certain things.

If I’m writing a fight scene, I will go find a good movie theme to get me going. One of my favorites happens to be the original music from Conan the Barbarian. Yeah, it’s that good but let me tell you that the soundtrack of the movie Guardians of the Galaxy will have me rocking out for days. So for me, music is just the inspirational tool that I need to get me going. And keep me going.

What about you? What type of things help your creative juices flow? Do you like music or is there something else that makes you want to put the words down?

I’ve love to hear from you…until next time!

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About Lynn Crain

Award winning author Lynn Crain has done it all in her life. From nursing to geology, her life experiences have added to her detail rich stories. She loves writing full time as she weaves contemporary, fantasy, futuristic and paranormal tales, tame to erotic, for various publishers. Her home is in the desert southwest and she’s just returned from her latest adventure of living in Vienna, Austria while her husband worked his dream job. You can find her hanging out online at,, and on Twitter, @oddlynn3. She loves hearing from her readers at

4 Responses to Musical Inspiration – @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain #PCers

  1. Marin says:

    Interesting, Lynn! Generally I find music distracting when I write, but I’m in such a slump right now, I will try anything. Off to pick a Pandora station!

    • Lynn Crain says:

      Wow! You’re the first author I know who finds music distracting. My best stuff is written while music is playing. Some of my best storylines are thought of when it’s playing in the background.

      Just make sure it’s something that will help the process and not hurt as it might be the type of music you’re listening to. I know that if I want to finish a battle scene in my fantasy, it’s great to have some soundtrack fight scenes to do that. However, if I’m doing something relaxing or a love scene that type music really won’t help!

      Thanks for stopping by! Appreciate it, Marin!

  2. I thought I would find it distracting at first, but it has become a key to tellling the story, for me. Currently, I’m writing a novella set in the 50s, and I’m listening to a lot of Motown.

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