OK, I’m borrowing this but giving credit where it’s due. Over on his blog, Nathan Bransford asked his readers what their favorite song is. I know, it’s like choosing your favorite child, right? I couldn’t do it either, though I did narrow my choice down to one of four Kate Bush songs. (I limited it to one artist; that’s pretty good, isn’t it?)
Music has inspired my writing on more than one occasion, which is funny since I need almost total silence if I’m going to get any writing done. As I was writing my first book, I compiled a bunch of songs into a playlist on my iPod that ended up being what I considered the soundtrack to my book. I didn’t actually listen to it while I was writing, but when I wasn’t writing, I played it a lot and thought about bookish things. Maybe it helped, I don’t know.
So, here’s a question—or actually several: what music inspires you? Have you ever written anything inspired by a particular piece of music? Do you listen to music while you write?
(Oh, and here’s another question: What’s the song referenced in the title of this entry? No cheating by Googling it. And you, Huntington: I know you know the answer to this, so sit this one out. 🙂 )