This is a (kind of) reblog from my other space, The WR(ite) Blog. Over there, I'm running a series of posts entitled These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things.
Mostly I talk about books and movies, stuff that inspires, delights, and makes me think. But I've hitherto neglected to mention the music that inspires and delights me. So today I'm concentrating on my writing music--aka, music I listen to as I write my books--which is why you guys get a video (or three).
I listen to a few different artists as I write, with the most frequently listened-to being Lindsay Stirling, The Piano Guys, and Evanescence. I also like to listen to Nightwish, Within Temptation, and a range of movie soundtracks with wonderful music. Lately, I've also purchased a CD of New Orleans music with a dixie/jazz type of sound to it. Listening to music as I write can improve my productivity by up to 100%: I'm far more likely to write 3-6k on a day that I play music as I write, than on a day where I write in silence or with the TV in the back ground. Mind you, The A-Team is great to write to as well, but I do get distracted by the flamin' awesomeness of Murdock sometimes...
Well, NaNoWriMo is still going, and I still have words to write, so it's ciao for now! What are you guys listening to as you read/write?