Today is another stop for The Cycle of the Six Moons “Name Before the Masses” tour by Goddess Fish Promotions! I’ve written a guest post over at Sharing Links and Wisdom. If you can’t tell by the appropriately named title, it’s about why video game music is the best music to listen to while writing.
Here’s an excerpt:
I’m a gamer. I have been since elementary school. One important element of video games that I found helped immerse me into a fantasy world was its music. It’s designed to set the tone, help you concentrate on the task at hand, exemplifies the written dialogue of the characters you encounter, or even makes your heart race during boss battles.
Since I was about ten years old, I’ve used video game music to help set the scene. Unlike pop songs or ballads, there are no lyrics to distract you, listener and fellow writer, from the words that you want to write. Here are examples of the kind of music I listen to and the scenes they fit.
Setting up the hometown of your hero before adventure calls him forth? Try the Outside Island theme from Wind Waker!
Feel the joy and innocence of everyday life? Feel the peaceful breeze of the ocean?