I’ve just been writing about NaNoWriMo for Writers Bloc, and the general excitement of more than 150,000 writers putting down 50,000 words each in a month is kind of getting to me.
So, today’s mix tape is a handful of songs about the act of writing.
Paperback wriiiiiterrrrr! Classic. The other day this song started playing over the shopping centre speakers the second I stepped into the centre. They knew I was there… Despite my never having written a paperback, per se.
It’s just the one line, but god it captures the feeling. “A white blank page, and a swelling rage” – I know this feeling. And Marcus Mumford in a book store! Who needs porn?
Yeahhhh, I know, a lot of people find her whiny. But I think she’s elfin and gorgeous. This one’s all about writing, and not being able to write, and thinking you’re able to write and then ending up with a heap of nonsense.
Ah, writer’s block. “Send that stuff on down to me” – please!
What are your favourite songs about writing?
28/10/2013 at 8:00 pm
It’s not strictly about writing, but I love Laura Marling’s ‘Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)’ when she sings, “And I wrote an epic letter to you and it’s 22 pages front and back, but it’s too good to be used…” Her ‘What He Wrote’ is pretty great too.
28/10/2013 at 8:04 pm
I haven’t heard those songs, Laura, but I do love Laura Marling. I’ll have to look them up – thanks for the recommendations!