I love music. I’m convinced that within every piece of music there are characters just waiting to be heard. As writers it’s our job to listen and tell their story.
Several bands/artists help me write. I thought I’d share with you who they are and in return I’d like to hear yours. I’m always looking for new music, and I tend to like the darker, moodier stuff.
Right now, as I’m writing the third in the Fractured Light series, the bands I listen to the most to help me find a character’s voice are Hurt, Red, Chevelle, and Christina Perri.
Whenever I write action scenes I listen to the composer James Dooley. I believe he will cure any writer’s block. He just inspires. To prove my point, one commenter on Youtube said, "I played this song while I was in the restroom and it felt like I was crapping to decide the fate of the universe..." Dooley’s music is that good.
Other bands I listen to are Linkin Park, Perfect Circle, Tool, Metallica, Avenge Sevenfold, Sick Puppies, Secondhand Serenade, Avril Lavigne, Skillet, and that’s all I can think of right now.
Who do you listen to?