Tina-Marie Miller

Top ten music playlist for beating writer’s block

 24 June 2024 by Tina-Marie Miller

My top ten music playlist is a remedy for those low energy days. 🎢 🌟 When I’m in the throes of writer’s block or working out knots in the story I’m writing, nothing beats listening to my favourite music. I fall for songs that let my imagination wander. Anything which brings me into a new world is an instant hit for my playlist.

True Love, Coldplay

Any day listening to Coldplay is a good day. β€οΈ‍πŸ”₯ They never fail to uplift me with their heartfelt and whimsical style. This track is one that I can play over and over again without getting tired of its wistful sound and beautiful message.

Photograph of a couple dancing on a beach at sunset

If You Were Here Tonight, Alexander O'Neal

A man who creates musical magic, Alexander O'Neal pulls at my heartstrings with his melancholy ballad. Told with such honesty and soul, you cannot help but be inspired by his craft.

Two hands reaching out to one another in black and white with musical notes

We've Only Just Begun, Carpenters

Karen's stunningly delicate lead vocals take me on a journey of discovery and hope. I can let my mind wander and find new pathways around plot holes I am encountering.

Red and yellow flowers with butterflies and bees

Disguise, Eleanor Dunlop

I get chills every time I hear the hauntingly pure, thoughtful timbre of Eleanor Dunlop’s voice. The perfect escape to free my mind and refresh my senses.

Puzzle pieces with images of masquerade masks and multicoloured feathers

One Day Like This, Elbow

I want to throw my curtains wide open when this blasts through my earphones. It's like catching a sunrise across the ocean on a clear summer morning.

Phone screen with a picture of a vibrant orange sunrise

Baby, Come to Me, Patti Austin and James Ingram

There's nothing more soothing and cheering than a classic love ballad. Austin and Ingram's beautiful voices draw you into the story and make you want to sway with the music.

Photograph of couple dancing in the home with big pink flowers in front

Against All Odds, Phil Collins

Listening to Phil Collins is a bit like finding the life coach you always wanted. His music makes everything seem so much brighter.

Rainbow coloured image with silhouette of woman releasing birds who fly towards the sun

Precious Times, Daz Rice

Captivating. Passionate. Poignant. This talented artist's work is my go-to for sparking the imagination. βœ¨ His music inspired me so much that it features in Book 3 of my Hamptons Series, Fame and Fortune. Find out more about Daz Rice and his incredible music at www.dazrice.co.uk.

Black and white image of Daz Rice playing guitar with his Precious Times album in front

Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton

Almost meditative, this song revives me when my batteries are running low. It takes me to such a calming space for a moment of pure peace.

Silhouette of three women dancing with neon butterflies and hearts in front

Running Up That Hill, Kate Bush

Who isn’t blown away by this powerhouse of a song? πŸ’₯ A masterclass in storytelling by one of my favourite artists.

Open book with purple glow and sparkling musical notes cascading from the pages

What music inspires you or makes your day shine? β˜€οΈπŸ’– Let me know in the comments!

Wishing you much inspiration and a beautiful, musical summer!

Much love,

Tina-Marie xoxo

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