So...calling all writers! Fellow writers, if you use music in the writing process, please answer my survey on the left side. I am doing research on the role of music in writing picture books. However, I would be interested in hearing from writers of all genres.
I love music, all kinds of music, and it is a big part of my writing process. I work out my rhyming picture books on the piano, for example, and I wonder if anyone else uses music in this way (and if it is even a good idea!). I might be cramping the story in a box. So I want to study the relationship between music and writing and how it may be helpful and/or harmful. I welcome any thoughts, suggestions, or recommended resources in this process.
I am working on a book now along with a study of rhythm and meter in Cajun music. The topic of the book is related to southern Cajun culture. I hope to study the process by doing a series of manuscripts using music.
It might be good or it might be bad. I will keep you posted. Thanks for your feedback and input.
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