Written by Nathan Weaver
Since Night Aggressions has come to a close after 27 chapters, and almost the same amount of weeks, I figured I would share a few things. Like my music playlist that grew with the story as I worked on it. I'm embedding the playlist directly below (don't worry, no spoilers).
Music is always important to me while thinking about a story, developing it, writing it, and so on. It plays a pivotal role in my work. Sometimes it even hinders me, if I can't find the right sound.
You may listen to some of the songs in my playlist and wonder how they fit in? The soundtrack pieces may make more sense than, say, Warren G and Nate Dogg's Regulate. But I knew in my head that Regulate was the song Mandy was listening to on her smoke break. I also knew that 90s rap and hip-hop was her jive, thus the inclusion of some of those songs.
Other songs set a whole mood or theme for a chapter. Those songs I usually used as subtitles, if you were paying attention. "A seven nation army couldn't hold her back", "Your own personal Jesus", and so on.
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Do you find music works the same way for you, or do you find music to be a hindrance to the creative process? How does music fit, or not, in your writing? Sound off in the comments below.
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