If you catch me writing new drafts or editing stuff, you'll often hear music - music without words - film scores (I find lyrics distracting)! I've amassed a collection over the years and have discovered many favorites. And Joe Hisaishi is high on the list. You may know his music from Studio Ghibli films (Spirited Away), but his career is rich with well over 100 scores composed. I might be so bold as to call him the John Williams of Japan. Amazing what happens when you pick up a violin at age five and decide right then what you want to do with your life. By doing so, he has since enriched many films and given inspiration to others.
How can you not be moved by a piece like this?
As writers, we've taken on a different kind of art, but the end goal is the same; move and inspire others. Not just us, but for anyone who happens upon your treasure.
Do you listen to anything while you write? What sparks and carries your imagination at the keyboard?
I'm David, and have you seen a fluffy wind monster?