July 30th, 2011

Ellis and Nick Dance

30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 25

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?

For the most part, I love to write to music. I mean, I can write without music as well, there's been many a night where I would be on the computer writing while my husband was trying to sleep, so of course I couldn't really play any music then. For the most part, I just set my iTunes to shuffle and listen to whatever comes out of that. So I don't really 'need' playlists or anything like that. Although sometimes if a song inspires me in a certain way, I might play it over and over and over as I'm writing in order to help get out what I'm trying to get out. Examples of this are when I wrote a fic for the Ace Attorney fandom where Phoenix and Edgeworth were out dancing at a club. I listened to Cascada's 'Dream on Dreamer' on a nonstop loop just because of the strong club riff in it. And then when I wrote some Nellis angst I found inspiration from a Ke$ha song of all things, in 'The Harold Song.' So yeah, I can write with music, I can write without, although I prefer to write with music honestly. It just makes it nicer and more enjoyable. ^_^

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