Music can make a difference; it alters your feelings from sadness to happiness and vice versa. It lets you remember a time passed, it shakes your brain, works your mind and it could probably make you brave enough to face that blank paper and write your own story.
With just a little bit of motivation, you can become the next great writer, so here are a few songs to get you writing!
1. Thunder by Imagine Dragons | YouTube
“I was dreaming of bigger things / And wanna leave my own life behind”
Imagine Dragons has many songs to uplift your soul, this one specifically is about dreams and ambitions. It’s about defying the odds and believing in yourself—in your story.
2. My Shot by Lin Manuel Miranda [Hamilton] | YouTube
“I am not throwin’ away my shot.”
It’s no secret that Hamilton has been a sensational musical over the past few years. This song has it all—the struggle, the ambition, the needs, the persistence and the consistency of being great. It’s about holding on to your dreams and taking advantage of every situation.
3. It’s My Life by Bon Jovi | YouTube
“It’s my life / It’s now or never”
Just put on your headphones, and let the music do everything else. It doesn’t get better than this!
4. Tubthumping by Chumbawamba | YouTube
“I get knocked down, but I get up again / You are never gonna keep me down.”
The journey writing takes you on is never easy. You get a lot of ‘NOs’, before that one celebratory ‘YES’, and this song shall be your mantra until you get that HELL YES!
5. This is Me by Keala Settle [The Greatest Showman] | YouTube
“When the sharpest words wanna cut me down / I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out”
I believe that one of the hardest thing as a writer is that you never really get used to rejection. Yes, it happens often, but it doesn’t gets easier the second time around. That’s why you should always keep on going forward no matter how hard it hits you, but one day you’ll get there.
6. Titanium by Sia feat. David Guetta | YouTube
“You shoot me down / But I won’t fall / I am titanium”
It’s okay to fail, it’s okay to lose. You can never feel something entirely until you’ve experienced it’s opposite. You’ve got this!
7. Celebration by Kool & The Gang | YouTube
“Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate)”
You don’t have to finish your book in one setting (it’s impossible), but you’ve got to celebrate the little achievements along the way—your first chapter, your first villain, your first plot twist. Have fun while you’re writing, your readers will feel it too!
8. So What? by Pink | YouTube
“I got a brand new attitude / And I’m gonna wear it tonight.”
Had a bad day? Didn’t reach your goal? SO WHAT?! Go out, leave your desk, get inspired then get shit done!
9. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye | YouTube
“Ain’t no mountain high enough/ Ain’t no valley low enough / Ain’t no river wide enough / To keep me from getting to you babe”
Your babe is your book and you’ll get there.
10. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey | YouTube
“Don’t stop believin’ / Hold on to the feelin’ ”
And of course, you should always remember that hard work will be rewarded one way or another, just keep on believing in yourself and your writing.
There are still people out there who haven’t found themselves in a book yet, they can find it in yours. So start writing now!