Wednesday, December 27, 2017

#Music, My Muse: part 1 by Toi Thomas #OurAuthorGang

I don’t like to use words out of context, but if I’m being honest with myself, I do it all the time. I’m working on not calling every cool thing ‘awesome’ and have always been diligent about not saying ‘I hate’ something that I simply don’t like or agree with… But, when it comes to things that make me happy, bring me joy, or fill me with glee, it’s difficult not to shout from the mountaintops that ‘I love it’, even when I just kind of like it.

With that said, I do, wholeheartedly, love music. I cannot imagine my life without it. If I had to live in a world without music, I can almost guarantee, that I’d be a different person than I am now. In my last series, I talked about angel lore and made the deduction that most major religions and cultures has some idea or variation of angels as part of their doctrine or theology. It’s one of those ideas, that to me, crosses cultural lines. That’s what music is as well.

Music is a movement, an idea, a form of expression that truly can cross language barriers, cultural and racial divides, and even political lines. It brings people, alike and different, together. And the best part of it all; it’s unlimited. There are so many genres and variations of music that there are musical forms that haven’t even been invented yet. Whether ancient, classical, modern, pop, or futuristic, music has and always will inspire, motivate, and convey emotion in a way that even written words can’t sometimes accomplish.

I’ll be exploring the various genres of music I listen to in the series installments to come, and with each article will explain how my work as a writer and blogger has been affected by music. I’ll talk about mood music, playlists, character and setting development, and some interesting responses from other authors when asked about their connection to music.

I hope you’ll join me.

Find out more about me, my work, and my inspiration at the following links:

Amazon | Goodreads The ToiBox of Words | YouTube | See a list of my other posts here.

#playlist, #moodmusic, #muse