Making The Right Playlist

Something that I’ve heard a lot of writers talk about, is writing a scene with a specific album or playlist in the background and although I’ve had music playing when I’ve been writing I’ve never felt that it affected my mood enough to be shown in my writing, until I was writing a short story for my vampire series and my iTunes library was on shuffle, and it settled on Alone I Break by Korn and it fitted what the story’s protagonist was going through; so I went to the start of the album, their greatest hits, and it did make quite a noticeable difference. While I was listening to it the character was going through a life changing period and the intensity of Korn’s music just seems to sink in and add to the dramatic events I was putting the character through.

When I get a minute I’m going to load up a few more albums and selected songs from my cd collection and sort of some playlists for different emotional states and use them as I’m writing. As I’m going to be editing in the next couple of days I’ll just through a cd into the mini player and have it as background noise.

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3 thoughts on “Making The Right Playlist

  1. I create a Pandora station for different projects I’m working on- and then, if nothing fits – I write extremely well to rainymood.com . Gotta have some sort of background to help focus and bring additional influence!

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