J.R. Geoghan

Novels and Writing

Music to write by

music-influences-writingMusic is a big part of my writing process; I have the earbuds in most all of the time when jamming through pages of text.

The categories of what I shove in my ears would be as follows:

  1. Christian Hard Rock – typified by my favorite band, Red (Just got their new album “of Beauty and Rage”, awesome).    Also Day of Fire and Building 429 are favs.
  2. More Hard Rock – Stuff like Linkin Park.  I’m a huge Evanescence fan as well.
  3. Classic Christian Rock – nobody plays this stuff anymore; like Dogs of Peace, early Kutless and Justifide (9 out of 10 is a true classic metal song).  Jaci Velasquez, anybody?
  4. Movie soundtracks – I have a collection of full soundtracks and bits/pieces of others.  It’s fun to play the Iron Man 3 soundtrack or Gravity and see how many times the mood of the piece matches my character or setting mood in the book.
  5. Classical – I’m a huge Rachmaninoff fan.  Can’t play Piano Concerto No. 2 enough.
  6. Old pop – still loving Depeche Mode, REM and Seal in a pinch.  “World in my Eyes” is a personal favorite.

 

4 Comments

  1. It’s my first go to see to this website, and I am really astonished to see such a nice quality YouTube video posted at this place.
    Legendario.

    • JR
      JR

      June 17, 2015 at 5:51 am

      Thanks William! It was a fun video to put together, really helps the book concept “come alive”.

  2. When I write I like silence. I guess I’m too busy hearing my characters talk in my head. They’re a noisy bunch 🙂

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