Crossover: Midweek Roadtrip!

Firstly, HELLO EVERYONE! It's so nice to be meeting all my fellow campaigners, and thank you all for stopping by to say hello! I'm really looking forward to working with you all.

Today's midweek motivator crosses over perfectly with YA Highway's Road Trip Wednesday question about how to deal with Writer's Block.

I cure mine with music! Well, music and daydreaming. I'll shut myself into my bedroom or, if I'm not driving, listen to my iPod and daydream as the scenery rushes by.

When I'm really stuck, I'll play a videogame. In fact, I really need to dust off Goldeneye... although I haven't played in so long I dread to think how rusty I am.

So, to cure writer's block and help motivate everyone, here's this week's midweek motivator!


I think of this as my main character's theme tune ^_^

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  1. I stopped in to say 'hi' to a fellow YA group campaigner. It's nice to meet you. I'll go check out your follow options now. Have a great day!

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  2. Ooo, I really like that song. I've never heard it before ^_^ Music is one of my inspirations, too.

    http://aimeereneewrites.blogspot.com/2011/08/every-writers-antagonist-writers-block.html

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  3. I think music is great for keeping you motivated.

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  4. I agree, music is a great motivator. I'm a bit of a nerd though, nothing can get my fingers tapping quite like Brahms. ;)

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  5. Music is definitely great for inspiration and motivation. Do you listen while you write or just while you're gearing up to write?

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  6. OMG GoldenEye, haha. A friend and I were discussing GoldenEye, Ocarina of Time, and Mario Kart the other day. NERDS.

    I love to listen to music to get into the writerly frame of mind. It works wonders.

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  7. Music is definitely a great way to bust through writer's block! I usually either grab a prompt either off the 'net or from one of the books I have about writing and freewrite for a bit or I take a break.

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  8. Thanks for the tune. I can use some motivation right now!

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  9. Rofl! Great song, but I think I just did some serious damage to my eardrums. I forgot I had the volume turned up all the way so I could hear Linday's vlog. Ouch!

    Music sure is a great source of inspiration, isn't it? I'm always looking for more to add to my collection. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love finding the right music for a scene or a character. :) It can really help me connect with them and is a good way to jump-start writing about them if I am having trouble getting in the right frame of mind.

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  11. Ciara: Nice to meet you too!

    Aimee Renee: It's one of my favourites.

    Christine Murray: Definitely!

    Holly Dodson: I love most music - if it gets me thinking, it's perfect!

    Katy: Both. I'll use music to get inspired, and then I'll create playlists to create specific moods for the various scenes.

    Crystal: It's great!

    Steph Sinkhorn: I love old school Goldeneye, but I'm thinking about the online Wii version. So much fun! It's a great stress buster.

    Crystal: I like prompts too. My old writing tutor made up some great ones.

    Kirsten: Hope it helps!

    Lindy: Hope your ears are okay. And you're welcome - I try to add to my iTunes weekly to keep myself ticking over.

    Kathy Ann Coleman: Yes, that's exactly it! I try to have theme tunes for all my characters.

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  12. Music is a great motivator. I actually prefer music that doesn't have any words, because sometimes I find myself "writing" the lyrics without meaning to! Haha, but maybe that's just me.

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  13. Bailey: I've done that too! I have a large collection of orchestral soundtracks to stop myself ;)

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  14. Music is definitely one of my biggest motivators. An especially moving score can inspire entire stories for me. :)

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  15. Goldeneye is still one of the most definitive shooters ever, imo. (ah my not so hidden geek is showing...)

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  16. Music usually works for my writer's block, too! But usually it all depends on what kind of music it is. Sometimes I'm more rave-type music, sometimes I'm feelin' the opera.

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  17. Music and daydreaming...good stuff!

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  18. Ditto to what Alison said. Sometimes, I spend an insane portion of my day doing just that!

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  19. Jess: Me too!

    Tiger: Isn't it awesome? I always loved The Archives. I wish I still had the N64 version, but the Wii version will have to do.

    Francesca: I try to have music of all genres to cover all creative needs.

    Alison: Thanks!

    Nicole: It's relaxing to tune in and daydream the day away ;)

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  20. Hello, fellow campaigner! I'm not in your group, but I still wanted to take a look at your blog. Awesome place you have here!

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  21. Hi fellow Campaigner! Excited to get to know you.

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  22. @ miss cole

    I need an emulator or something. there's some genesis games I wouldn't mind playing again. (did anyone ever play the Haunting? So good!)

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  23. David: Thank you!!

    Shari: Nice to meet you too ^_^

    Tiger: Hah, over here the Genesis was called the Sega Mega Drive.

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  24. Music is great for motivation. I have a huge playlist for my first book. that I put on still when I am doing rewrites.

    Nice to meet you fellow Campaigner.

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  25. Music seems to be a popular one! And is definitely my personal favorite =)

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  26. lizhellebuyck: I love making writing playlists!

    Stephanie: Music's brilliant because you can get into the write mood with a single song.

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  27. Oh, playing a video game when you're stuck sounds perfect! I end up with music on a lot when I'm brainstorming actually. As long as it's off by the time I sit down to actually write, it works wonders:)

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