Music has always had a huge impact on me. Certain songs seem to trigger something deeply internal. It’s like instant inspiration – whether it be the itching, clawing urge to write a horror, or the throat tightening impulse to belt out an action scene.
While writing COMPILE:QUEST, I had a playlist I would listen to. The songs not only got me in the mood to write, but they also played a key part in creating the mental atmosphere I needed to pen some of the more intense scenes.
Below is the playlist. Most are downloadable for free from Soundcloud, so be sure to grab them and have a listen. Even better, why don’t you head over to the sample chapters here on my website and see if you can place which chapters were written with which music in the background.
Do you like listening to music while you read or write? I’d love to hear back from you.