Songs that Inspired COMPILE:QUEST

The Songs that Inspired COMPILE:QUEST

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.


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Ronel van Tonder

Ronel van Tonder is a science fiction author from South Africa. Having recently completed her dark, dystopian sci-fi trilogy, The Corrupted SUN Script, she's hard at work penning a new standalone sci-fi novel, The Seventh Glitch. When she's not writing, Ronel spends her free time slaying rendered baddies in the form of robots, gangsters and aliens - with any weapon that happens to be at hand.