Soundtracks for Writing

Do you listen to music while you write? Are certain parts of your writing inspired by certain songs?

Music inspires me all the time. Sometimes, I’ll be writing a part of my story and think of a song I know that really seems to fit that part. I create “soundtracks” for my stories, and they’re cool to look back.

XIII, the great “epic” that I’ve been writing since 2004, has a very long soundtrack; I have one song for every chapter and I’m trying to make them all by different artists, although I may end up changing the soundtrack in the future or in the last revision I do.

I also use song lyrics as epigraphs at the beginning or ending of parts or chapters.

So, if you read this, tell me – what do you think of writing soundtracks?