Music helps me write. While I outline a novel, I go through and pick a song for each scene. Before I write the scene, I play the song and see if I can draw any inspiration from it.
I recommend this method to anyone, especially if you happen to be stuck in a hard part of your story. Base a scene off a song you’re into at the moment or one of your all-time favorite songs. Borrow events from music videos because (I know you’ve probably heard this before) all writers are professional thieves.
Some of my most inspiring songs at the moment:
“Papercut” by Linkin Park (good fight scene song)
And Journey. Anything by Journey.
Happy writing – and good luck on the final stretch of NaNoWriMo. Keep those words flowing!