When I'm editing, I need silence. When I'm creating, however, I like to play a good CD or listen to my playlist on YouTube.
For my novella Engineered Intuition, I listened to many different things. Here are some songs that inspired me:
- (Thom Yorke) Hearing Damage
Quirky, intense rhythm, muted singing, this song was characterstic of my faves to listen to while writing action scenes:
"I kicked again and again, yet he kept coming, like I hadn't struck him at all."
- (Sherlock Holmes soundtrack) Discombobulate
This one gets my heart pumping. It starts off softly and then BOOM! Good for suspense scenes.
"For the first and, unfortunately, not the last time, I thought I was going to
- (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) Soundtrack
I love the whole CD. Great music. Easy-listening yet hilarious, this soundtrack got me through many, many scenes.
"Welcome to 'ell. The devil is 'ome. Whom might I say is calling?"
- (The Verve) Bittersweet Symphony
I love the strings! Very melancholy yet beautiful. Good for bittersweet or downer scenes ;)
"One day I'm going to grow tired of your questions--which are always the wrong
ones, I might add. One day, Miss Chase… one day you'll drive me to the edge."
... And that's just a small sampling of what I listen to while writing.
Confession: My biggest sources of musical inspiration were the first two Twlight soundtracks.