Two Turntables and a Microphone

Post by Elizabeth Silver

So I think I might be the odd-Bird-out, being as I don’t really use my celebrity crushes to construct my characters. I have, once, when I was having a bitch of a time building up Chris Lee in Where the Heart Is, since he was being evasive in my my head. I think I did well with that. But then, honestly, what red-blooded person that swings that way wouldn’t want this scrumptiousness starring in an erotic romance?

Unf. Shemar, you are just too damn sexy for mere mortals.

Anyway. I digress.

While I’ve got one HELL of a picture collection (kisses on the mouth and beyond, fun and interesting positions, places to make whoopie, and even just artistically posed individuals), what gets me going, what makes me itch for a pen, a pencil, a fucking crayon if I can’t have my laptop, is music.

Music has always been a part of my life. It lulled me into dreams as a little one, taught me to sing, inspired me to learn instruments, encouraged me to sing in front of people… And I’ve never been limited to just one or two kinds of music. I’ll get in a groove for a while, but there will always be something that can catch my eye. Rock, pop, metal, rap, country, R&B, classical, folk, classic rock, all of it. I just checked my external and I have 60 GB in my Music folder. Just ponder that for a bit while you watch the video for this week’s writerly anthem:

I had another song I was rocking earlier in the week, but this one is just perfect.

Music flows into me and whispers ideas, characters, scenes, whole stories. It gets my blood pumping and kicks me in the ass because I’m a creative force, too, even if I’ll never come up with a piece of notes and lyrics of my own. Instead, I take that energy and I write.

I’m part of another group blog, a free reads gig where a new read gets posted every week. I don’t post until July, but our theme is songs. Do you really think there was a chance in me not jumping on that bad boy and riding it like I stole it? Yeah, me either. And the song that I’m using for my inspiration! *happy sigh*

Hi, my name is Liz. I’m a Gemini, I have a touch of ADD, and I’m in love with Keith Urban.

Not only do I love music, but I love the videos, too. I love watching them, and daydreaming about the players in those 3-minute stories.

So there you go. That’s what inspires me. Or, at least some of it. My inspiration comes from all over. From people everywhere. But definitely, most definitely, from the music.

What about you? Do you listen to music when you write? Do you make soundtracks and and playlists, or do you need absolute silence?

Elizabeth Silver is the co-author of two erotic romances, Winner Takes All and Where the Heart Is, both from Loose Id, LLC. She likes long walks on the beach, frisky Winchester brothers and spending too much time on Twitter. Find her on Twitter as @LizSilverWrites, and tell her what your most inspiring song is!

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