Writing Music: Ashland's Song20:17
Some pieces of music are great for listening to while writing, perfect for playing in the background during a focused writing session. Others are full of inspiration for settings, scenes, characters or even whole stories. Today’s writing music is a beautiful song called Ashland’s Song, by my favourite acappella musician, Peter Hollens. This piece inspires both characters and scenes for me.
The lyrics of this song talk to me of a parental character who loves their family with all their heart. The song talks specifically of a baby, but I could imagine this character watching any aged child during a significant event in their lives. It could even be a grandparent looking at their child and their grandchildren, remembering when their children were young. So many beautiful family scenes could be crafted out of this piece.
What does this song inspire for you? Have you ever written a closely knit family? What’s your favourite fictional family?