Power of Music: Writing Technique

Sometimes music helps the creativity flow. I listen to classical and romantic music when setting the mood for a scene or a piece. Sometimes, I listen to fun, party music when writing joyful pieces, or melancholy songs when writing poetry. Listening to music can help when plotting out a novel, working on character charts, or struggling with a scene. Do you listen to music when you write?

Here’s ten songs I keep on my playlist. Feel free to leave some of your favorites in the comments.

1.”Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5

2. “Build Me Up, Buttercup” by The Foundations

3. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Franki Valli & the Four Seasons

4. “Love Story” by The Piano Guys

5. “Budapest” by George Ezra

6. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

7. “Come to Me” by the Goo Goo Dolls

8. “Can’t Help Falling in Love”  by Elvis Presley

9. “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith

10. “Rumor Has It” by Adele


1 thought on “Power of Music: Writing Technique”

  1. Some great songs here … but personally, I couldn’t listen to them while writing. Nothing with words, in fact. Words have a way of distracting me from what I’m writing. Instrumental music can be distracting, too, it it’s too dramatic. In the last few years I’ve settle on Haydn symphonies as my favorite work music — cheerful and up-tempo to keep me moving ahead, yet he doesn’t demand that I pay attention, if you know what I mean.

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