Thursday, August 25, 2011
Music to Inspire
I like to listen to music when I write. Ii isn't something I must do, often opting to listen to the noises of my family as I type away.
Normally I choose movie soundtracks, loving the building crescendos, the sweeping lines, letting them surround me as I craft my world. Lately I've been considering listening to songs with vocals. Why? Well, one of my favorite bands for inspiration (Nightwish) only has one instrumental album so far. But the other reason is I want to get into the right mood. I want to feel the denial of love, the frustration when the one you love is with another, and how better to capture these feelings than with the right song?
So, fellow authors, do you listen to music as you write? Why, and what do you listen to? If you don't, why not? Share in the comments below.