Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Play Me A Tune & I'll Tell You A Story

Inner Cover of Erwin Schrott's Album "Rojotango"
I'm a big fan of using music to set the mood.  I have to feel the scene if I want it to come out right.  So, do I have playlists? Scads of them.

Sure, there are days when I wake up in the thrall of the scene and no music is required. But then I have to play music to celebrate completing the scene.  Something like P!ink's "Slut Like You."

Yes, yes there are those days when the music is a distraction not an aid. It doesn't take much for me to get distracted by lyrics, so when scenes are fighting me, I go for the instrumentals. I blame our Thursday Whore, Mrs. Pang for the long playlist of everything David Garrett.

When certain scenes refuse. to. be. written. I can't let silence reign. That's when 642 ideas for different books fill my head or how awesome it would be paint a dragon crawling down my fireplace.

How about you, dear reader, do you have a song or an artist guaranteed to get you a specific mood? What mood? What artist? What song?


  1. Hmm...Breaking Benjamin gets me in the right frame of mind to write, my current MS anyway. Like you, different playlists for different types of scenes. How I love being a music whore!

    1. LOVE BB! They're in rotation on my 3DG playlist.