Writing Playlists are always a topic of conversation amongst writers. Should you have one? Should you listen to anything while working on your WIP? How do you know what will compliment your genre?
I can’t answer those questions. If you’re a writer the only person who can is you. Only you will know your preference and everybody likes different things.
Ever since I started writing thirteen years ago I’ve never been able to write without music playing. I’d listen to whatever was played on the radio whether it be a sad song or 8O’s pop. I have always found it hard to write in silence. This has its downsides because I find myself getting distracted by lyrics or the rhythm of the song. Luckily it only happens on the odd occasion.
It’s only recently that I’ve put a writing playlist together. I’ll share it with you.
Within Temptation- And We Run
Moby – After
Within Temptation- Mother Earth
Enya – Wild Child
Within Temptation- Shot In The Dark
Enya- Return to Innocence
Enya- The Cults
Within Temptation- Faster
Within Temptation- Our Farewell
We Are The Fallen- I Am Only One
These are just some of what I like to listen to while writing. There’s more to add at a later date which is always fun to do.
As Pandora’s Kiss is a Dystopian Fantasy I find myself being drawn to gothic/alternative metal to write to the most. Q
I hope you enjoyed reading my playlist.
Until next week,
With thanks to Álvaro Serrano for the image via Unsplash.com