Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown

Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown

Perhaps that is why I am so mood driven when it comes to music.  This is even more evident when I am writing.  I must have just the right music playing in the background and it must coincide with the scene I am writing.  Last night I wrote to a playlist I made and named after the town in which my story takes place.  It’s a little more subtle with coffeehouse and goth mixed together.

Then I have another playlist that features Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory album.  Now, I have to admit, I am NOT a Linkin Park fan but when I was scouting for some new stuff that “felt” like the scenes I was writing, this album was one I kept going back to again and again during my search, so I downloaded it and it works amazingly well for the mood of those scenes.

What do you listen to when you write?  Do you need to listen to anything in particular or are you rather low maintenance?  I would love to know!  Do you make playlists for writing? Do you create your own soundtrack of sorts for your novel?

0 thoughts on “Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown

  1. I do write with music – mainly just to block everything else out – but there isn’t really a soundtrack to Keys, just one song. It’s called “Ungodly Hour” by The Fray and matches the last scene of the novel perfectly, tone and everything. I love it.

  2. Well, I don’t write, but music is just a strong passion of mine. I love songs that are sung to my soul. I will listen to the same song over and over and over to just hear the words wash over my fear, hurt, pride, joy, whatever. It is like a balm that can heal anything. I can close my eyes and watch scenes in my head (of which I am the star) and just dream. I can leave that moment and just dream. However, as Kansas so rightly says in “Dust In The Wind”, “I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment’s gone.” Ah, a favorite line of mine. I find myself reciting lyrics to myself during the day. It seems to be my coping tool to get through whatever situation I am facing at that moment. And, I have noticed that my daughter shares some of these same characteristics. She is exposed to so many different genera of music. My husband is trained in jazz and concert music. I was trained in vocals and piano. She listens to only classical with my parents and classic rock with me. Currently, she will come and ask to hear Leonard Cohen’s song, “Hallelujah” performed by K.D. Lang. She loves it. I can watch he listening to it and I can see it working on her soul. It amazes me.

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