Tunes to Write To...

Well, you guys already know my obsession for Reading Playlists, so you should already know that I have writing playlists.  Well, I will take a quick NaNoWriMo break to share mine with you.

Generally, I construct playlists based on whatever it is I'm writing.  Makes sense.  I have angsty playlists, and romantic playlists.  I have outdoorsy playlists, and girly playlists.  I guess if I had to throw at word at this playlist, I would call it ethereal.  I like that word.

Around Us - Jònsi
Byegone - Volcano Choir
Dust to Dust - The Civil Wars
Angels - The XX
Winter Ghosts - JBM
Fatal Shore - Andrew Bird
Give Up the Ghost - Radiohead
Grow Old - The Naked and Famous
Leland - Cemeteries
Heavenfaced - The National
Show Me the Quiet Air - The Franklin Electric

Well, there you go.  I just gave you a taste of what I'm working on, and if you think I chose a bunch of songs with a corresponding theme in the title, I assure you I did not.  Total coincidence there.

Oh, and if my collection gets old, which it does, I have become a fan of the new iTunes Radio.  I find the Ambient or New Wave stations a soothing choice to write to.  Just have to watch out for the urge to nap while they're on.

Today I'm linking up with:


  1. I love this idea! I guess the closest I had/have to this is my "homework" playlist in college, which was actually mostly reading. It was a lot of Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, just because I'm so familiar with their songs and find it smoothing, and also some Les Mis of course. I didn't really like listening to new songs because I would get distracted trying to listen to the words and see if I liked it or not haha.

  2. omg I LOVE andrew bird, I haven't listened to him in ages and I'm so glad you mentioned him :)

  3. I am person who can't write to music. I forget I am writing and start jamming. I am unsure what I would my playlist for the book itself would be.

  4. a writing playlist!!! genius...oh heavens, why didn't I think of that!

  5. oooh so many songs I haven't heard of! I'll have to check them out -- hope the novel is going well!

  6. It's unreal how much Canadian music you have repping on that list! Love it! You must send me your playlists, haha :)


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