But, today, I thought I'd talk about writing playlists.
Studies have shown that listening to music increases brain function. Some disagree because they think that the lyrics in songs replace thoughts. I think it depends on the person. Everyone is different and everyone has different ways of writing. Some need complete silence to write, others listen to music to help with the flow.
For me, I can't write in total silence but if people around me are being too loud, I need to block them out by listening to music. If it's not too loud around me, then I don't listen to music. It just depends on where I am and what kind of scene I'm writing that day.
Everyone has different musical tastes and the theme of your book will also tie into the kind of music you listen to while you write. The kind of music you listen to doesn't matter as long as it helps with your writing. To write a sad scene, some people have to listen to sad music to get them in the mood to write a good, believable scene. Listening to different genres of music can easily change your mood.
For the series I'm writing right now, the playlist is really short but this is what I have so far:
Enchanted Series Playlist
Waiting Game - by Banks
My Blood - by Ellie Goulding
Dead in the Water - by Ellie Goulding
I Love You - by Woodkid
Alive - by Sia
Elastic Heart - by Sia
Begging for Thread - by Banks
Howl - by Florence + The Machine
Outside - by Calvin Harris
Hollow - by Tori Kelly
Rumour Mill - by Rudimental
Tenerife Sea - by Ed Sheeran
Kiss - by Ed Sheeran
Give Me Love - by Ed Sheeran
Everything Has Changed - by Taylor Swift
Okay, now go make your own playlist!
Happy writing! <3