Thursday, July 3, 2014

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On Wednesdays, our friends at YA Highway ask a reading or writing-related question. On Thursdays, we answer!

Q: Share a song from your writing playlist. 


I don't have a writing playlist, and often don't listen to music when I'm working. I guess if I could choose, I would almost always prefer the sound of a light rainstorm outside.


I write to music often and create playlists for different characters; however, I don't always stick to them or share them because I get bored easily. So the best answer is just to tell you what I'm listening/writing to at the moment, which is Nick Mulvey. Specifically this song:

The best thing about writing to music is it creates a sort of nostalgia where I can hear a song and remember which stage I was in during the drafting process. And drafting is where I get the most satisfaction from writing. :)


I don't listen to music while I write -- it tends to distract me -- but sometimes I'll listen to music before I write that I find inspiring. Actually, what is most fun is when someone else reads my stuff and then sends me a song, saying, "This reminds me of your character!" That is pretty cool.


Join in the fun by leaving your answer in the comments here, at YA Highway, on your own blog, and/or on Twitter with the hashtag #roadtripwednesday.


SF said...

I'm currently a little obsessed with "Stop this Song" by Paramore. I also have a Hans Zimmer Pandora channel that I listen to a lot. Sometimes I think writing to music might be a distraction for me, though. I fear it lets me spend too much time zoning out before I actually start.

SF said...

Oh, and re: Kristan: I love a little rainstorm outside, too. :)

Kristan said...

I generally like Paramore, so I'll have to check that one out. Thanks for the heads-up! And omg, yes, Hans Zimmer stuff is great. I first fell in love with his songs for the character Nyah in Mission: Impossible 2.

Anonymous said...

I'm one of those people who assigns songs to other people's characters. It's one of my favorite ways to . . . analyze characters, I suppose is the right word?

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