Writing inspires a great feeling. Writing with some inspiring music playing in the background is seven better. Whether it is classical, music, pop music, sad soul, or rap, it should provide inspiration and perhaps mimic the mood that the writing is taking on. Writing about a sad event? Slow sad songs will hopefully bring you the inspiration you need!
The songs you choose also depend on your music tastes. However, there are those songs that provide a great playlist of inspiration to writers. This music will get you into the writer mindset and get you yearning to make the most out of your writing sessions not to mention, give your all into making beautiful progress.
Depending on your tastes and reaction to music, you can choose songs with lyrics or song without. Choose the latter if you are prone to singing and dancing along. After all, the goal is finding inspiration through music not turning your writing session into a sing and dance session! On the other hand, choose the former if you find that lyrics sooth you and provide a perfect backdrop for the writing environment without taking over your entire thought process.
Music with ambient noise is the best kind of music that will inspire you to write better. Besides, bear in mind that the music should not be too loud as this can be distracting and do more harm than good. Here are the different types of inspiring music to listen to while you write:
Fast and Intense Music
For some writers, fast and intense music increases their thinking and writing tempo allowing them to write faster and better through the ramped up adrenaline. Rap Music such as “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and pop music are great choices.
“Surprise Me” Playlist
This is where you can just download a playlist and let it act as your background without examining the songs included in the playlist and hence discover some pretty good inspiring gems in the process. Getting an iTunes or Spotify playlist can be a great way to try out inspiration by music.
Movie soundtracks can amplify the poignancy, horrifying aspect or action of the scenes, and hence the same can be said of their use as background music for the writing process. Get soundtracks such as those from Gladiator, The Lord of the Rings, Black Hawk Down, The Patriot, Requiem for a Dream and Star Wars series among others to give you that much-needed inspiration.
Slow and Soothing Music
Instrumental and classical music can be relaxing and focusing and is therefore great to listen to when writing. Songs such as “Traces of You” by Anoushka Shankar, and “Inspiration Information 3” by The Heliocentrics and Mulatu Astatke are a great starting point.
Let me know in the comments the best songs and music you listen to while writing your novels.