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Inspiration Station: NaNoWriMo Playlist

IS NaNo Playlist

If you’re like me you can’t work well when there are too many people talking.

I can’t read if someone is talking. I get too distracted by what they’re saying. It’s hard to write when people are talking because then my fingers end up typing their conversation as my ears become in tune with their voices.

However, I don’t necessarily like it to be silent when I work.

I go to my local bookstore every week to get some work done and sit in the cafe. It’s always busy. They are always a lot of people there. However, everyone’s voices blend in together that I don’t actually hear anyone speaking. That is, unless they’re sitting right next to me talking directly to me.

Even then I still don’t hear them sometimes.

On days when I can’t go to a cafe or my bookstore, I use a website called Coffitivity. It has a range of coffee shop sounds on a loop for you to listen to while you work.

I also listen to instrumental soundtracks including:

–Harry Potter
–The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
–Sherlock Holmes
–Batman

Those movies have wonderful scores and if you enjoy video games and listening to The Legend of Zelda soundtrack is great as well.

Then there’s also YouTube. I listen to a lot of YouTubers (mostly because of the video games) so if you enjoy that then you’ll love to listen to Smooth McGroove. He recreates various video game music in a cappella.

There’s also Taylor Davis who recreates video game, anime, and movie soundtracks with her violin. She also has a range of original songs as well.

Lindsey Stirling is last on the list. She too plays the violin and has a lot of original songs. She also does a few covers herself.

Music is a wonderful thing. I think it really stimulates your brain and gets your mind flowing with energy. As long as it’s not a distraction, it really does help when you’re working on a project.

What kind of music do you listen to while you write?

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

21 thoughts on “Inspiration Station: NaNoWriMo Playlist

  1. I listen to a little bit of everything depending on my mood. Lately, it’s been t.A.t.U and alternative rock music mixed with pop. Music’s a part of my life all day, every day, so I am comfortable listening to lyrics while writing. It’s when I start singing along that I start to have a problem. 😉

      1. It was one of my favorite bands in high school and college. Wish I could find similar music, but that seems to be really hard. I even created a Pandora station centered around them, but it’s spectrum of music doesn’t seem to be that broad because it seems to only play their music as well as two other similar bands. -_-

  2. Nice selection of music!
    I also listen to a lot of soundtracks and adore the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit soundtracks. I also listen to Adrian von Ziegler, Brunuhville, and Annti Martikainen. They have some fantastic epic music when you need some writing inspiration.

  3. My go to for writing is usually Korn or Evanescence. But I do love Lindsey Stirling. Some times I will listen to Pentatonix. Or just turn on my dubstep channel on Pandora. It all depends on my mood and the mood of the scene I am writing.

      1. My first reaction to that was “Have you been living under a rock?” Lol Sorry, Korn is my favorite band. They have been around since 1993. I’m sure you have heard at least one of their songs. They did a few songs for the new Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack that was released a few years ago. They are a metal band.

      2. I was born in 1993, so I wouldn’t remember, lol. I’ve never seen Nightmare Before Christmas and don’t listen to metal. But I’ll check them out. 🙂

  4. Depending on my writing mood, I’ll listen to metal, electronic (I Love Lindsey Stirling), or folk. I know- three entirely different genres. They’re each inspiring in their own ways. Today I actually had no music, which was cathartic in its own way. If you like electronic/video game music, I recommend this 2-hour mix on YouTube, a sort of Final Fantasy vibe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym8JjY4fy-M

  5. For NaNo I’m listening to the R&B and Love Songs Station on Pandora. Help to keep the mood while writing the romance novel. On the plus side, I’ve rediscovered Leona Lewis.

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