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Day 6: Writing Flow

If I were ever to be a companion on Doctor Who, I would like to think that I would be called ‘The Woman who Almost Ruled the World’.

But since I do not see that happening anytime soon, I will have make do with being known as ‘The Girl Never Without a Pair of Headphones’  🙂

Rarely do I write anything without music being involved. Either I am on the public transit with my mp3 playing and a thought or feeling takes a hold of me. That then becomes a message that I want to share or an idea that I want to try, so I pull out one of my many small notebooks to write it down before the moment passes. Or I could be out somewhere nice and quiet with my portable speakers playing softly in the background. Creating my creative ambiance to prepare my mind for just aimlessly writing whatever comes to mind.

My idea of a hot spot is on the beach thirty minutes before sunrise or the park midday on a Sunday. Those are the best times for me to just pour my heart onto paper with the help of a pen or pencil.

What about ya’ll? I really want to know what do you guys use when you write? Are you an instant techie (straight from your brain to the device of your choice) or a old school traditionalist like me (write it down on paper to post later)?

As always – thanks for reading and stay inspired!

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Author:

Music has always been a part of me. No matter how many times I would try to pursue a career in something else I would find myself coming right back to it. So now I am done with running scared. I was all in on this journey. And I'm so glad that I saw it through, because it lead me to something that I love. Something that I didn't think was possible - the ability to become a self published author. For years I have written poems, my thoughts, short stories, and songs. Really it was just therapy to me, but now I want to see where else it can take me too. So I'm learning the social media ropes thanks to all these social media outlets. Also working up my nerve to face the networking scene for the artists and musicians in my hometown too. All with the hopes of connect with others who love music as much as I do. And to make some coin by music and write freelancing. Let's see what happens, shall we?

8 thoughts on “Day 6: Writing Flow

  1. Usually it is a combination of things. The ideas, be they full lines that pop in my head or single word associations come at any time. Which is why I always keep a notebook with me now. I find it easier to let the idea out physically writing it down rather than typing it on my phone. I have written entire blogs based on jotting one word down on occasion! Like you I am rarely without a pair of headphones. I’m trying to come up with a word to describe juggling a bag of shopping in one hand, with my bag on my shoulder, a camera in the other hand all while pulling out my Metrocard and staying connected to my headphones! I’m not sure if I had told you this before or if it was someone else but for someone who writes a blog about music, it is rare when I’m actually putting it together that I listen to music. I find it a little distracting, plus by the point I am writing I usually have the song figured it out, and have listened to the song several times on repeat leading up to writing it. One notable exception was when I basically broke down the Temptations song Ain’t Too Proud To Beg for one blog. I listened and broke down every element of the song (which there are a lot of) and I had to play each bit for a few seconds. Pause and write. Play the next bit and so on. When I have the apartment to myself I will sit there with music playing lightly in the background with a coffee or a beer or wine perhaps.

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    1. LOL! Looking forward to hearing what that one word is..you may have to make it up because I’ve been in a similar situation and I can’t think of a word to describe it either. A pause a write method? Okay, I will give that a try. With a nice adult beverage too 🙂
      Thank you for the suggestion.

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      1. Lol…adult beverages are always a writing aid 😉 As to the one word, I used ‘Reflection’ for one, because it related to photos that have reflections, and also relates to music that was very contemplative. I did that one about Rosanne Cash. Before I did that collaboration recently, I had written the word ‘Bridges’ down once and wrote an entire post about one. I also did one on Clocks in the same way. The pause and write was because I was really breaking every element down-a tambourine shake, two notes on a piano, that sort of thing-https://robpatdoy.wordpress.com/2015/06/

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      1. LOL…we’ll go with that one for now so tonight when I’m on the subway trying to stay connected to my music while taking my bag off my shoulder so I can take my jacket off and wrap the bag back around my shoulder all the while listening to some tunes, I’ll say-Wow, I’m really good at liffling!

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