So as I'm finalizing putting together a physical playlist of all of the music I listened to while writing my newest manscript, I decided to do a post on setting the mood in song when writing.
Now not everyone listens to music while they write, but I do! I love feeling those tunes and hearing those lovely lyrics to set the tone for the scene in which I'm writing. One song can change the entire feel of a scene, so we must always have the right one to create the best scene we can! I would like to share with you a few of my faves while writing romance.
Scene Topic 1: Smexy
Now I use all kinds of goodies when writing smexy scenes. You can use a lovely dovey one for a sensual scene or just a raunchy one for an intense I-just-want-to-bite-the-clothes-off-your-body-scene.
"Colorblind" by Counting Crows
Blouse Ripping Smexy
"I Know What You Want" by Busta Rhymes ft. Mariah Carey
Scene Topic 2: That First Meeting
Your characters can meet under all kinds of scenarios. It can be love at first sight or a disaster!
Love at First Sight
Landon Pigg "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop"
Karmin "Crash Your Party"
Scene Topic 3: The Epic Battle
So many different songs can go here. You can have a true fight guns blazing as your heros fight their ultimate enemy or a final fight in a contemporary romance where the final confrontation is just as epic, but not so intense, like an argument that's been a long time coming between two lovers.
Guns Blazing Battle!
"I Will Not Bow" by Breaking Benjamin
Final Battle, but less Intense
"I Hate this Part" by Pussycat Dolls
So there you have it my friends. Do you do this? Or does listening to music just distract?
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