A friend suggested I listen to "The Crow" soundtrack, which is pretty awesome and inspiring to listen to when writing a gothic-themed novel. Since I started listening to it, the words just flow endlessly.
I am personally going for anything by Sirenia for this one - soo tired of the band already (YouTube, damn you!), but it works well. "Sister Nightfall", "The Other Side" (?), "Seven Sirens And a Silver Tear", "Absent Without Leave", "My Mind's Eye" in particular, as far as I can remember.
I like writing in silence. To me it's like reading. I want the words to take me away without the distraction of music that eventually has to veer off into it's own expression and doesn't match the story.
Post by marielaurent2223 on Oct 3, 2011 21:06:45 GMT -5
I have a playlist worth of mostly Nightwish and their songs but some of Evanescence and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and that's it. I plan on listening to it besides making another playlist for this month to listen to as well after coming home from school.
Post by JezzyHatesJazz on Oct 4, 2011 11:12:14 GMT -5
I have a playlist of Creative Commons licensed stuff like Obsidian Shell, Code: Red Core, N.U.C. and RU.ARE. It takes some clicking around but I've found I can find things for pretty much every story off of sites like jamendo (and since I have no money, it works out well).
Otherwise it's Evanescence or The Birthday Massacre, mainly. Sometimes Linkin Park works well too.
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Post by Anne Shepherd on Oct 4, 2011 12:36:00 GMT -5
I listen to either instrumental music or music with lyrics in other languages, especially a language relevant to my story (German, Irish Gaelic, and Latin both work for my GothNo-Novel this year). Not only do I get all pumped, it keeps me focused on my writing and brings the story to life. I also make playlists for the type of scene I'm writing, i.e a playlist for sad scenes, one for happy scenes, one for romantic scenes, etc. I've found it helps keep me on track with bringing the mood out. One more tip, for those of you who have a Historical aspect in your novel, is listening to period-music. It helps you understand your characters well
Some songs that I've found are great to write Gothic Fiction to are: Mozart's Requiem The Snake- Mediaeval Baebes Odno I To Zhe- t.A.t.u and Rammstein mash-up. Howell's Moving Castle Theme Melancholy Hill-The Gorillaz Funeral March Of A Marionette- Charles Gounod
Post by marielaurent2223 on Oct 4, 2011 13:48:56 GMT -5
Yea, i have to agree with you Anne, i like instrumental music when i am not listening to music with lyrics besides music from other languages too. And right now i intend to find the music you suggested for my playlist to play while writing my two Gothic novels.
I have a hard time writing to music if there is singing going on. Then I start paying attention to the lyrics or the sound of the singers voice. For writing I prefer instrumental only. Soundtracks like the one from the movie Gladiator, or the instrumental album of background music from Twilight. Usually once I start writing I get in so deep I don't even notice sound though, so then it doesn't matter. It's just when I'm starting out that music can be more of a distraction than a help.
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I've been obsessively listening to the Sweeney Todd (Tim Burton version) soundtrack. There's innocent Joanna to take the place of my main character, and my character tied between good/bad reminds me of Sweeney... though my mom's getting concerned.
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Post by marielaurent2223 on Oct 20, 2011 15:09:49 GMT -5
I plan on buying the Twilight score instrumental soundtrack twilight saga eclipse instrumental soundtrack. Relaxation music especially one for meditation. Enya music cd, Transformers soundtrack, Harry Potter soundtrack, True Blood soundtrack and many other soundtracks and CDs too including Nightwish.
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