Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Theme Songs

I love theme songs or intro songs, whatever you like to call them. Hearing the song fills me with anticipation for the show I am about to view. Some of my favorites that have made it to my iPod are:

Theme from Psych - I know, You know by the Friendly Indians
Theme from Saving Grace by Everlast
Theme from True Blood - Bad Things by that country singer fella

The list goes on and on. Most of the time I can't even remember the title of the songs, but upon hearing them I know what show they go with.

Now apply this to writing. A few different authors have posted on their websites a list of songs that inspired them or ones that set the mood for their novel.

Then there is me. I do not like to listen to music while I write. None. In fact, if I had to pick a song to represent any of my writing, I just couldn't do it.

I have no theme song. Do you?



  1. My personal theme song as a writer is Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield. There's a beginning to everything I write but until I have 'The End' it's unwritten to me. My personal story is unwritten as well. This song just says so much about me I think. It is, or at least was at one time, my myspace theme song, also.
    You should really find one, Melinda. lol

  2. Oh, I do love music! Its always on. I can't work or write or draw or cook or clean or drive without it. The only time I don't listen is when I'm hiking/running and otherwise enjoying nature. But then, nature has its own soundtrack that inspires me.
    And just one theme? Nope. I have far too many to decide on just one. But, when I'm writing intense scenes I like listening the Batman: The Dark Knight score, and for sweeter scenes its usually the Pride & Prejudice score. Actually, that's what I like best to set moods for writing - movie scores. :-)