NaNoWriMo: The OST

Writing music (as in Music for Writing) is one of the most important sub genres of music in my opinion. I listen to practically everything (I mean that) and in the earliest years of me writing, a lot of it was rock and hip hop. At the time I was between writing all the time and painting all the time, so it was a natural progression that I ended up using my painting music to fuel my writing urges. It always amazes me that I was actually able to write to that stuff. I’ve found lyricists are the wrong medium of music for my writing. I get so distracted by what they’re trying to tell me and forget that I have my own set of words to put out. Now a days, we’re so caught up in technology, finding new writing music gives me a moment to utilize the more entertaining aspects of the internet (YouTube, in this case) for pragmatic creative purposes.

NaNoWriMo is smack dab in the middle of its annual marathon. (You can read my Week One Lessons Round up here). My word count at this point is well over 20K and I figured I’d share some of the main things that I believe got me here and will probably get me to the finish line over the next couple of weeks. Music is a huge fuel for me, next to caffeine, and snacks (just call me Shaggy Doo).

Melody has always been an important component of who I am. I’ve included a list of YouTube play lists that I’ve been using to write, write, write. Now, I am warning you; for the purposes of writing a novel, I’ve taken a keen liking to classical music, opera, movie soundtracks, and Giorgio Moroder. If you like them, feel free to use them for your writing sojourn, too! Now, without further adieu…

Giorgio Moroder

Sonatas (Mostly Beethoven in this list)

Cloud Atlas OST

Jurassic Park OST

The Best of Mendelssohn (my new favorite classical composer, btw)

The Best of Saint-Saens (my old favorite… I’m a nerd, what can I say?)

Now that that’s over, what are some of your favorite things to write to?  Let me know in the comments.

-AJ

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