Many authors write to favourite soundtracks, perhaps to conjure a particular mood, or even to condition themselves into writing. Maggie Stiefvater (author of The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy) recently tweeted her itunes songlist (>4hrs) to which she wrote her new book The Scorpio Races. Perhaps this could be a whole new market for itunes... how to write the bestseller - just buy the songlist from your favourite author and off you go ... could even be tailored for your genre ...
So what does the indoor writer listen to?
- Kate Bush for anything emotive.
- Hans Zimmer soundtracks (Gladiator, Inception etc) for dark moods (anything supernatural or gothic). Also soundtracks from Lord of The Rings films.
- Colin Hay / Suzanne Vega for quirky, surreal flash fiction.
- The Most Incredible Thing - the soundtrack for Tennant/Love's ballet for anything upbeat.
What do you listen to when you write? Do you have a favourite CD or playlist? Do you prefer to write to songs or instrumental music?
Keep writing ... and don't forget the soundtrack