Many authors site music as an inspiration for their writing. Normally I can't listen to music while I write. Once I learn the tune, even if there are no lyrics, my brain spends all its time humming along instead of writing.
I find world music to be the best fit for me. The unfamiliar instruments and rhythms help me immerse myself in my own imagination. Currently I'm listening to "The Romance of the Red River" performed on the pipa by Liu Fang.
I'm revising the end of chapter 10 and I decided that an oreid is entertaining the faerie crowd with this very song during an evening of rain-soaked revels beneath the elder tree.
Back to writing...