Music for Writing Vol. 1

I don’t understand how people can write to music with lyrics. I write to movie soundtracks. What I like to do is figure out the mood of the scene I’m writing and then pull up the soundtrack. Lately, I’ve been loving the Ghostbusters score.



This post may or may not be an excuse to use these two gifs.



The score is spooky and fun and adventure-y, which matches the mood of what I’m working on perfectly.

And on the theme of titles involving ghosts, another great score is Alexandre Desplat’s The Ghost Writer. The movie itself was kinda meh from what I remember, though I’ll basically watch Ewan McGregor do anything.



But I like to write to this one for suspenseful creepy times.


And let’s finish up with a score I’ve never actually written to, the score for Ghost Ship



I admit I just wanted to round out this list to make a theme. I love themes. Theme parties. Theme parks. Literary themes. Whatever. Anyway, I looked up the Ghost Ship theme because it was the first movie that came to mind when I wondered what other movies had the word “ghost” in the title. And I was delighted! The score is great for writing a dark adventure and will definitely be added to my playlist.


Because some dumb/terrible movies have awesome scores. Though to say it’s dumb and terrible may be unfair since I don’t really remember it all. I mean, the gif posted above with its high quality CGI…it may be time for a rewatch.

And then again, maybe not.

Stay tuned for the next volume of Music for Writing!