Sunday, July 8, 2007


Here's a wonderful essay by Haruki Murakami in which he says, "Practically everything I know about writing, then, I learned from music." The same is true for me. While he learned from jazz, I learned from rock and roll.


Julie Kibler said...

I have used song titles for working titles on my WIP and the previous one (that I didn't finish!). I also bounce off song lyrics on a regular basis for story ideas. Musicians are the masters of metaphor. I guess you could say what I've learned, I've learned from my favorite folkies!

EA Monroe said...

Thank you for the link to the essay. What he says, and the quote from Monk, is so true, especially about flow and rhythm! I learned a lot from my art student days -- using many of the same watercolor techniques in my writing.