7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
Not so long ago, the answer would have been, “no”. I worked in utter silence or with the television on. (yes, there is no need to point out the contrariness of that) But then the lovely DD of Filling Spaces alerted me to the wondrous allclassical.org, and I was thusly hooked. Love that station because they play such a fantastic variety of musicians and styles, introducing me to lots of composers I’d never heard of. And they prove such hosts can be tons of fun and lighthearted. No Charles Emerson Winchester the Third-ians need apply!
If PORTRAITS OF THE LIVING: A GHOST TALE has a soundtrack, then I think it would be The Hours. Philip Glass’s haunting, somewhat monotonous piano music is reminiscent of my characters trapped in their personal hells.
Do you listen to music while you write? Does your novel have a soundtrack?