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What music do you like listening to while writing

 
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AM78



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject: What music do you like listening to while writing Reply with quote

This question is for anyone who writes any type of fiction (and you don't have to be published.)

What music do you like to listen to while writing your fiction?


I like listening to The Doors while writing horror stories, and southern gothic stories.
I also like to listen to alot of older country songs (stuff from 50's,60's,70's) when writing southern gothic.
For stories that are more romance, it depends. I listen to alot of older music from the 60's and 70's. I listen to a variety of music for this type of fiction; disco, old country songs.
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LucyBlueCastle



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Inspiration Music Reply with quote

One of the first things I do when I start a new project is make a playlist. I use a lot of soundtracks, both instrumental scores and compilations - it's a good cheat, a good starting point; find a movie you like that matches the tone and setting of what you're writing, and you'll probably find music that works. But I always mix that in with stuff of my own choosing.

You mentioned Southern gothic - there's a new band (or new to me, at least), the Civil Wars, who are very inspiring for that kind of story. I've been listening to them a lot lately. And they'd mesh nicely with the Doors, I think.
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xina



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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: Inspiration Music Reply with quote

LucyBlueCastle wrote:
One of the first things I do when I start a new project is make a playlist. I use a lot of soundtracks, both instrumental scores and compilations - it's a good cheat, a good starting point; find a movie you like that matches the tone and setting of what you're writing, and you'll probably find music that works. But I always mix that in with stuff of my own choosing.

You mentioned Southern gothic - there's a new band (or new to me, at least), the Civil Wars, who are very inspiring for that kind of story. I've been listening to them a lot lately. And they'd mesh nicely with the Doors, I think.




I love Civil Wars. Poison and Wine is such a gorgeous song. I just love it!
On another note...LucyBlueCastle...are you Lucy Blue the writer? And if so, what are you writing now?? Smile
(sorry about derailing the subject matter of the original post. Smile )
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Not to derail any further . . . Reply with quote

But yep, it's me - I was Lucy Blue, then last August I married a guy who writes under the name Max Castle, so now I'm Lucy Blue Castle. And yes, I've got a romance being shopped to publishers now. Thanks for asking! Very Happy
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