Here’s a playlist you can work and write to. Awhile ago, in a previous newsletter that we sent out and on our Twitter, we asked you guys for song recommendations. I compiled some of them (hi, Elliott Smith!)–and of course, some of my own weird suggestions (hi, Les Rallizes Dénudés)– on a CCM playlist for you via Spotify. Because music is therapeutic and wonderful.
Sometimes we need to get out of own heads (and our characters’ heads!)–and sometimes, we need to set a tone and just write or walk or think, even if we don’t have a specific plan. I’d definitely also suggest using this playlist as a prompt for when you feel stuck and let yourself write without editing–and see what happens.
More suggestions are always welcome.
Joanna C. Valente is the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Xenos, and the editor of A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault.