After I read a book I really love, I usually head to the author's website. I find myself gleeful when the author has a playlist of the music that inspired them during the writing process. Music is critical to my writing. I almost never write without music in the background. Usually when I start a new project, creating an Itunes playlist isn't too far behind. For my current WIP, I have two playlists, for the two romantic relationships in the story. Certain songs just make me think of my characters, and can sometimes prove as the spark I need to break free of writer's block.
Here are the few of the songs I've been listening to over the last few days as I write.
You Must Be Out of Your Mind-The Magnetic Fields
Romantic angst: there's some of it going on between two of the characters.
The characters dealing with passing from youth to adulthood.
Lovers In A Dangerous Time-Barenaked Ladies (Bruce Cockburn cover)
The title says it all. Romance during a time of conflict.
So, writers: do you have playlists? If so, what are some of your most inspirational songs?