Monday Music For Reading And Writing – Setting Location Personality Tunes

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Writing or reading to the sound of the location your story takes place adds a bit of flare to your experience. It has a way of making you feel as if you are sitting right on the front porch swing, watching your character’s world pass by.

Here are a few selections to take you into their world. Enjoy!

Oldies Instrumental Music:

Country Instrumental Music:

Rap Instrumental Music:

Pop Instrumental Music:

Jazz Instrumental Music:

Which of these clips are you most likely to write or read to?



About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

6 thoughts on “Monday Music For Reading And Writing – Setting Location Personality Tunes

  1. I would probably choose the Country Music instrumental…but I usually listen to something like Jim Brickman or Kenny G on Pandora.

    • Michelle Lim says:

      I listen to a wide variety of things depending on what I’m writing. The first one is fun though. I love Kenny G and Jim Brickman…hmm wonder if it a romantic suspense writer thing!

  2. jackielayton says:

    I love country. In fact my Brett Eldridge CD just ended. The only time I have trouble listening to music is when I edit.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a fun post, Michelle! You’re so good with these nuances of writing. 🙂 Both of my main characters like Rascal Flatts, so I set up a Rascal Flatts radio station on Pandora, and I’ve been listening to it when I write. Sometimes the songs are distracting, and I have to turn it off for a bit. Most of the time, they are great background for me. I like listening to the music my characters like. 🙂

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