Sometimes, it’s just impossible to find a quiet place to write. In those situations, I break out the headphones and put on my “Writing Music” playlist in iTunes. As a musician-on-the-side, I find it incredibly distracting to listen to anything with lyrics, so I choose instrumental pieces for my can’t-get-quiet times. I thought perhaps I’d share the albums in my playlist so you can see where I’m drawing inspiration from as I write Antigone’s Wrath.
- Sherlock Holmes (movie soundtrack) – Hans Zimmer
- The Gearheart (podcast soundtrack) – Alex White (and have you checked out “Maiden Flight of the Avenger yet? More steampunk WIN! Alex rules.)
- Varekai (performance soundtrack) – Cirque du Soleil
- The Lady in the Water (movie soundtrack) – James Newton Howard
- Medal of Honor: European Assault (game soundtrack) – Christopher Lennertz
- American McGee’s Alice (game soundtrack) – Chris Vrenna
- City of Ember (movie soundtrack)- Andrew Lockington
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians (movie soundtrack) – Christophe Beck
- Braid (game soundtrack) – Cheryl Ann Foulton, Jamie Sieber, Shira Kammen
- The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (movie soundtrack) – Harry Gregson-Williams
- Serial Experiments Lain (anime soundtrack) – Nakaido “Chabo” Reichi
- Stardust (movie soundtrack) – Andy Brown, Ilan Eshkeri & the London Metropolitan Orchestra
- Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy (movie soundtrack) – Jacob Groth
- The Village (movie soundtrack) – James Newton Howard
There you have it. If you’d like to get a feel for the new book, this is a good place to start. It’s surprising to me how putting this playlist on random gets me just the right track(s) for the scene I’m working on. It’s like iTunes knows and is reading along as I type. Kinda spooky, really.
Enjoy the tunes.