My Writing Go To’s – Music, Websites, and Everything else I use.

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Welcome back to my blog! Today I decided to make a huge list of some epic writing software I use and things that really help me during writing to get those creative juices going! This will mostly be music and websites, but there might be some other little nick nacks in there also.

1: BTS piano covers – Now, I know what you’re thinking. Wow, what a fangirl, which is completely valid and true, but this is truly what helps me to write. I turn on some hour long mashups and it really helps me to focus and get my writing done when I need to. I like them because I can recognize the songs and yet not break out into a dance session because it is nice and calming piano music.

Some links to said item: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sn72HLyEsQ&t=2140s (This one happens to be my favorite.)

                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ9_RIGrPxI

2: Fantasy book writing mashups – I know this one must be a given, but they really do work! I’m listening to one right now while writing this post and it’s super inspirational and it helps keep my book at the back of my mind at all times.

Some links to said item: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vXj-eT3rF4 (One I’m listening to right now.)

This guy has some great stuff:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bhceZgdWFM

3: Food – Yes, humans need food to survive, but when writing it’s especially important. I always love to have a small bag or bowl of fruit by my side too much on when I get frustrated or am trying to think of something for my characters to do. Plus, it makes you realize that your characters actually need to eat!

4: Starbucks – Whenever I am at my dual credit classes at college and I have some down time I always go to Starbucks and grab something then head to the library to write. Sipping on a nice cold passionfruit tea is one of the best ways to get my gears going.

5: NaNoWriMo- NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is in November where you write a novel in a month. That’s basically all most writers know about NaNoWriMo, but their website actually has so much more! They have goal trackers that you can set up to three months to help you write a book in that time, or hit a certain goal. I just started one for my fantasy book and it really helps to have the charts and have it tell me what my goal has to be every day to hit the word count.

Link to NaNoWriMo: https://nanowrimo.org/

6: Mashups on Youtube – Do you ever love the feel of one song, but the lyrics of another that has a more upbeat or slow tone? For those situations, I love going to YouTube and searching up two songs and looking for a mashup for it. Just be careful though, because it is easy to get caught in a mashup wormhole.

Some of my favorites: Lost Girls by Lindsey Stirling and Believer by Imagine Dragons –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smOyjoNvJdA 

Skyfall by Adele and Believer by Imagine Dragons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXIOZOd0xTY

Toxic by Britney Spears and Rolling In The Deep by Adele (much better than it sounds) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyb3UXLXJg

My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark by Fall Out Boy and Radioactive by Imagine Dragons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyb3UXLXJg

Attention and How Long by Charlie Puth – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pubjq14osHE

Alright, I think that covers a lot of my writing essentials! Well of course my computer, but that’s a given. Also, notebooks are always needed. Use Notes apps on your phone for when those pesky ideas come at the most inconvient times! Hope this helped you guys and that you find something here that you end up falling in love with.