karaokegal (karaokegal) wrote,

30 Writing Questions in 30 Days-Day 7

Ganked from zekkass

Here's the list

7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?

I listen to music in two ways...If I'm doing mental writing while running, walking to work, or on treadmill, then I have my Ipod on shuffle and sometimes certain songs will spark images or lines even if it's by weird associations, or just the way a song makes me feel.

If I'm at the Mint, clearly there's music going on, but it's more like background hum, unless it's a song I really love or one of my Karaoke Kronies singing, in which case I might pay more attention, but it wouldn't really affect the work, so much as getting me pumped up enough to delve back into the writing if I've been struggling.

Since I am Karaokegal, basically my life is music, and my characters have multiple songs I associate with them, so the answer to that part is really too numerous to mention, but if you look at the titles, you can see a lot of the answers right there. I don't know the statistics, but it's got to be running 70% or higher for my fanfic titles to have some kind of song allusion. I think "Smooth Operator" for Jools is one of the best and even though I've never written it, just because it's too damn obvious, there's no doubt in my mind that "Lovefool" by The Cardigans is EXACTLY the situation for Jack/Ianto with Ianto as the "Love me, love me, say that you love me" character.

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