Writing Tip #3

I think I played The Weeknd’s mixtape “House of Balloons” out. If Apple Music was a thing in 2011 I would have personally made him rich. I am grateful for his unique style because it was a truly inspiring light in my darkness.

His music put me in a trance to feel and create during a time I was numb. I wrote so much poetry years after he released his mixtape and it was dark. I loved it because I was able to articulate my pain beautifully.

Music made me feel and it was at this moment I was able to begin to heal.

After that it felt like I couldn’t write with the music on but I was scared I wouldn’t get the same results as before. I gave in eventually and found myself writing from a different place. These poems had gone deeper than before!

I felt like I had unlocked a new level of myself.

Today I can write with or without the music depending on the vibe I am feeling. Sometimes I crave the silence. Other times I will choose to play the song that I’ve been singing all day.

It just depends on what I need.

Do you write in silence or play music? Share your answer below.

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My name is Shan Bae. I am a 25 year old artist and creative writer from Kansas City, MO. I am also the small business owner of Insaei Healing which translates into True Healing. I hand make jewelry using gemstones that have the ability to help aid in the healing of the chakras in the human body. I am also a Reiki Energy Healer and I use this powerful energy source to charge the gemstones in my jewelry. For more information or to purchase a choker please head over to http://insaeihealingshop.com. I am open to connect and network with people who are interested in working with me. I would love to collaborate with other poets or bloggers. You are always welcome to send me a message via the “send a love letter” page on my blog. Send inquiries to: contact@shanbae.com

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