A Smorgasbord of Writing Music

I wrote a post a while ago about how I didn’t listen to music while writing and instead preferred to gather inspiration from it between writing sessions.

More recently though (probably because of looooonnng hours writing and editing Kiera), I’ve discovered several songs that help get my creative juices flowing while writing without distracting me too much from putting down words. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here are some of my favorite songs and the moods they set for me. I hope you find one that’s perfect for you!

Romantic and wistful.

Happy, creative, and young.

Joy and hustle.

Bittersweet and wistful.

(If you watch the video, skip the last 15 seconds or so to avoid an immodest sketch.)

Creative and hustle. (Editing or word sprinting ninja!)


Peaceful and soothing.

All the emotions. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Simplicity and joy.

What are some of your favorite writing songs? Can you listen to songs with words, or do you like to choose an instrumental that sets a mood?

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8 thoughts on “A Smorgasbord of Writing Music

  1. Hey Kate,
    I have only a select few songs I really enjoy listening to when writing, but one I keep coming back to is I See Fire by Ed Sheeran. It helps focus my mind, especially when it comes to characters understanding what is at stake in the story!

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  2. I’ll have to listen to these! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    When I write, I like to listen to a genre I think is called epica. It’s like epic music, and there are no words, though sometimes vocals. This kind of music pretty iffy, because some of it is too tech-ey, and others are too heavy on the bass or dark or something. So albums tend to be hit-or-miss with songs we like. But once we find them, it’s super awesome. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Also, I would recommend checking out more of Taylor Davis’s music! She has 2 albums of music written by her. One is called Taylor Davis, and the other is called Odyssey. You might find some more songs you like! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. That’s awesome! I like PianoGuys kinda of for that reason. What are some of your favorites?

      Eeep! Thanks! I love her music. I’m *pretty* sure I’ve listened through her entire YouTube backlist, but I should check those out just to be sure. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. I listen to instrumental music when I write, read, and do school, because it helps block out noise. I like having a variety of musicโ€”different instruments, different styles (slow, dramatic, livelier…)

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