Music for Writing

I cannot write without music on. Some people need a quiet environment to write, I, however, need music to focus and be “inspired”. Sometimes, if I’m being lazy, I just turn the TV on to a music channel. But most of the time, I listen to music I love and know will help me to write.

Here is my writing soundtrack:

Within Temptation (1996-present)

Genre: Symphonic/Gothic Metal

Favorite song: Fire and Ice

Apocalyptica (1993-present)

Genre: Neo-classical Metal

Favorite song: I don’t care

Nightwish 51996-present)

Genre: Symphonic Metal

Favorite song: Eva

Delain (2002-present)

Genre: Symphonic Metal

Favorite song: See me in shadow

Thirty Seconds To Mars (2002-present)

Genre: Progressive Metal

Favorite song: Hurricane

Sucker Punch – Movie Soundtrack (2011)

Genre: Movie Soundtrack

Favorite song : “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” – Emily Browning

Wicked The Musical (2003)

Genre: Musical

Favorite song: Defying Gravity

What about you, do you have a soundtrack for writing?

2 thoughts on “Music for Writing

  1. Excellent choices! I’m going to see Nightwish for the first time soon, and am really looking forward to it.

    The music I listen to while I write is quite different from what I listen to otherwise. I tend toward mellower music without lyrics since it doesn’t hijack the dialogue or mood of a given scene. And also I’m prone to singing along rather than focusing on the task at hand.

    At the top of my writing playlist is the Skyrim Soundtrack. Gorgeous, gorgeous music that fulfills my writing needs utterly.

  2. EM Castellan says:

    *adds Skyrim soundtrack to list of things to buy*
    Nightwish are great in concert, hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

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