Some say that music is the juice of creativity, it actually helps them focus when they write. Published authors are passing along the sound tracks that inspired specific novels as an insight into their story world. I am the opposite. I must have it as silent as possible...so I can hear the characters speaking in my head.
I think music is uplifting and inspiring. It can create a mood or help lift you out of one. Songs are mini stories of their own and capable of profound messages. I love to listen before writing to help those creative juices start flowing but once in the zone, the story in my head is to loud to tolerate anything else.
The music that most inspires me is moderate or alternative rock. I like Nickelback, Seether, Linkin Park, Jon Bon Jovi (I'll always love you, Jon) and a multitude of others. Lately I have noticed my favorite radio station slipping in a few country singers like we won't notice. I would be upset but I am hooked despite myself. Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and Rascall Flatts to name a few. Can these be called country any longer? They are just....perky.
I would have to say the latest song by Linkin Park, 'New Divide' best describes my current wip. It could be the theme song.
Do you listen to music as you write? What music inspires you? What song or artist would best describe your current wip?