NaNoWriMo Tip #6: Listen to Music

By Dianna Dilworth 

Some people find background music helpful while they write, while others find it distracting and only listen to music on writing breaks. However music works its way into your process, it can help you tap into your characters.

So our tip for today is to listen to music. Ask yourself these questions: What kind of music do your characters listen to? How does this music make them feel? What is the soundtrack of your book as a whole? This exercise can help open you up to your characters in new ways.

This is our fifth NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. To help GalleyCat readers take on the challenge of writing a draft for a 50,000-word novel in 30 days, we will be offering advice throughout the entire month.