Originally Posted by CDawson
What are your thoughts regarding music and writing? Does music serve as a stimulus or a distraction when writing? In movies, some characters have theme music. The music foreshadows an event in a scene. Do you listen to certain music when writing a scene with a particular character?
Music plays a big role when I sit and write. It gives me a place for my mind to relax when I feel I'm losing control in the context of writing. I keep it playing and am not aware of it when I'm inside the story, but when I feel overwhelmed, I pause and listen... It always helps.
What I find interesting is that different music seems to have a relationship to the content of the project. I wrote a long play listening to the Chopin's Nocturnes. I wrote another listening to classic blues. I wrote another listening to simple quitar (sp?) picking. I'm working on one now were I listen to Rock from the 50's and switch off wiith Gospel and slow Rock. (All with heavy back beats.)
I consider music one of my primary tools to get the work done and suggest it to any writer working on a big project with many writing sessions. .
Have a nice writing day.