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?