Music Mondays: Writing Playlists Part VI

If you’re like me, stewing in silence is the key to getting nothing done. Whenever I’m writing, I need to have background music playing, some sort of soundtrack to make sense of my discordant thoughts. Some people just aren’t like that. I have friends who need to be immersed in quiet to study. I know other people who need to have noise, like coffee shop chatter or steady rainfall, to be productive.

Even if you don’t need music to get into the writing zone, I still encourage you to try out a few of these playlists. Who knows, maybe you’ll find the perfect tune for your long in-the-works story.


This mix is best served in the small, still hours of the night. With 24 tracks of pure instrumental guitar, it’s the perfect way to lull yourself into a writing trance.


Want a little adventure? Intrigue? Dark and dangerous mystery? Here’s an instrumental mix that plays to your inner secret agent. Optimal for writing gritty noir and detective dramas.


The piano pieces in this mix will transport you to the same creative realm from which all dreams are designed. A lovely accompaniment for delving into fantasies, both modern and medieval.


Who doesn’t love the glitzy machinations of a masquerade? From formal affairs to ballroom waltzes, this playlist will take your writing to the elegant and underhanded corners of courtly life.


If you’re interested in knowing the full track listing of a playlist, leave a comment and I’ll let you know.
Happy writing! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Music Mondays: Writing Playlists Part VI

  1. These are great! I love writing to music myself, but I’m too lazy to put together a playlist so I usually just put on Pandora and select a classical composer so that I get instrumental music.

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    1. I’m glad you like them! I also love Pandora as a way of discovering new music, but I found that I could never quite find the right “mood” for my writing. 8tracks was the perfect opportunity to create thematic mixes that I could actually work to! 🙂

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      1. That can be frustrating. The other issue I’ve found with Pandora is that within a station it tends to play the same songs repeatedly, and if you listen to it every day, you start to hear the same songs a lot. It’s probably still not as repetitive as the real radio though. I’ll have to give 8tracks a try some time.

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