The music that’s inspiring my current novel

I can’t write with music on in the background. I’ve tried, but I find it too distracting.  But music still plays an important role in my writing. In my case, I can jot down notes and most importantly, craft scenes in my mind as the music plays. Then I write down the scene after the music has stopped (although echoes of it remain deep in my skull.)

My next novel, The Tree Line, is, to borrow a marketing tagline that’s currently in the works, Apocalypse Now meets Lord of the Rings, a fantasy that wails like Hendrix. You will therefore not be overly surprised by my music playlist. Here are a few of the songs currently in rotation:

This is the End

Voodoo Chile (slight return)

Paint it Black

Heavy Metal

What Are We Fighting For?


White Rabbit

Mickey Mouse Club (Full Metal Jacket)

Ballad of the Green Berets

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