Want to hear a few of the things I listen to when I’m writing?
While I do have playlists of songs that make me think of particular characters or stories, most of my writing happens to an instrumental backdrop. Here are a few of my favorites. I’m particularly fond of movie scores.
Music I own:
* Metropolis (music from the silent film), performed by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
* Selected songs from the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracks
* The Interstellar soundtrack
The library of music I own is obviously much smaller than what I have access to online. My favorite Pandora station mixes movie scores with instrumental covers of contemporary pop/rock music (I love the 2 Cellos version of “Smooth Criminal”).
My go-to place to find new music was actually Amazon music. Last year, when I still had Prime, I had several playlists earmarked for writing, including one that was full of Civil War era music. Alas, I no longer have Prime, so I can’t link to or access those playlists anymore. Boo.
What music, if any, do you listen to when you’re writing?