I've joined my very first blog chain, courtesy of Absolute Write.
For those of you who are as confused as I was, a blog chain is simply where several bloggers write posts about the same topic, and share links to those other posts. I thought it sounded pretty cool, so jumped in on this one.
The topic, musical writing, is rather close to my heart due to one particular, fussy, addicting and engaging character living in my brain at the moment.
With most of my writing, I like listening to theme music. I tried listening to my favorites, and would find myself singing along, or distracted, listening more to the music, picking up my guitar, rather than writing.
Anyway, on to the music.
When writing fantasy, I adore Hanz Zimmer's soundtracks - particularly the Pirates ones. Epic, adventurous, and no words to sing along to.
With horror, mood music, or metal works for me - your mileage may vary.
On to Thomas. He's spec fiction, unlike anything I've ever written. And unlike the rest of my imaginings and characters, he needs the world to be in the right mood. Low light, the smell of whiskey, and he will listen only to Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley, and the like. For some bizarre reason, I can't seem to get into his head space with anything else. (He also likes Screamin' Jay.)
What do you listen to while writing?
The rest of the blog chain is below:
I like reading about other people's thoughts on the matter, so this was an interesting experiment.