I listen to music when I write. In fact, I find it difficult to write without music. It sets tone for a piece for me. I find lyrics distracting so I largely go for instrumental pieces, film soundtracks and the like. Over the years I’ve built my music collection that I can normally find the [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJhLZstiVlM As you can see, we've got the decorators in making a few changes to the website. Please excuse the mess! Once everything is complete (hopefully in the next day or so) normal blogging service will resume and we'll also have some exciting bonus features go live! In the meantime, enjoy some of the mash-up [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GunFiyQYky0 I discovered this last night after hearing part of the soundtrack on Top Gear and not recognising it (I am a serious soundtrack nut). Reckon I'll be picking up the soundtrack in the next couple of days as I'm really, really impressed by it. But it's this track in particular that's been constantly replayed. [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzDrTSeljhQ I listen to a lot of music when I write, the vast majority of it instrumental. Over the years of writing The Four Realms I have several go-to tracks if I need to envoke character. This track from Dr Who has made me think of Maureen since I first heard it, and I still [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYMMnHW85mc I'm a big Muse fan, even if I always forget when the tickets to their tours go on sale until after they sell out. Anyway, a new Muse track is always a big cause for excitement. And whilst many bands' later albums seem to lose some of the magic of why you liked that [...]
I've currently got the music from the second series of Game of Thrones on repeat. The album came out this week and is the perfect accompaniment to one of my writing projects. There's a lot of good tracks on the album (although if I'm honest I don't think it is as a strong as the [...]
This week is a bit busy with starting a new day job. However, I did want to share this piece of music with you. As you know, I'm a huge Two Steps From Hell fan, and if you love orchestral soundtracks, their albums are some of the best released in recent years. Hard to think [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-aPIXeAmpO8 Busy today on some real life things, so I thought I'd leave everyone with some music. Following a Twitter comment by Will Hill, author of the brilliant Department 19, I've dug out my old 1977 album by Ash. Here's my favourite track from the album: Oh Yeah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j5-yKhDd64s Busy day today, and currently preparing for a busy day tomorrow, so I'll just leave you with a music video. Enjoy! And Happy 2012!
This is currently what I'm writing epic fantasy to. Yes, I know this track doesn't really lend itself to fantasy, but then this isn't the normal type of epic fantasy. It's from the Tron Legacy Soundtrack which I really recommend to those of you who like listening to soundtracks whilst you write.