Sometimes, you run across a piece of music that makes you want to write something that does justice to the heroic deeds it invokes in your imagination. Perhaps it has something to with the decidedly epic music used in movie trailers, but that may be something of a chicken/egg problem– in some cases, I suspect the music does ninety percent of the work (and, I have to admit, it totally works on me). But that being said, it’s not like we haven’t been making music to move the soul for a long, long time.
Either way, like I said, sometimes you run across a piece that makes your fingers itch and your mind burn with ideas. For me, that’s usually something like Two Steps From Hell’s Empire of Angels or Last of the Wilds by Nightwish. The tricky part is that the pieces that really get me excited are almost invariably the ones that would match the climax of a story, and there’s a whole lot of work that still needs to go into getting me there.
That, or I’d need to write out of order, and I’ve never been any good at that.
I know some of you reading this are writers as well. What are some of your favorite writing soundtracks?
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I love listening to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack when I’m writing fantasy. It’s great questing music and it makes me able to write those long traveling scenes without getting to bored- I hate having to get people places.
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Yes!! I haven’t written to it in years, but it was my go-to for a long time. And I totally get you on the troubles of getting people places. My rough drafts during NaNoWriMo tend to have lots of ambushes to keep me focused.
Do you have any favorite tracks? I tend to gravitate to the ones with the Rohirrim theme.