writing playlist

Wordsnstuff's Writing Playlist
  • The Less I Know The Better : Tame Impala
  • Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby : Cigarettes After Sex
  • Ribs : Lorde
  • I Went Too Far : AURORA
  • Buzzcut Season : Lorde
  • My Blood : Ellie Goulding
  • How : The Neighbourhood
  • Female Robbery : The Neighbourhood
  • A Little Death : The Neighbourhood
  • The Beach : The Neighbourhood
  • Daddy Issues : The Neighbourhood
  • R.I.P. To My Youth : The Neighbourhood
  • Crybaby : The Neighbourhood
  • Fill In The Blank : Car Seat Headrest
  • Drunk Drivers/ Killer Whales : Car Seat Headrest
  • Angel Of Small Death And The Codeine Scene : Hozier
  • Vincent : Car Seat Headrest
  • Let's Dance : David Bowie
  • Life On Mars : David Bowie
  • Lady Stardust : David Bowie
  • Heroes : David Bowie
  • Rhythm Nation : Janet Jackson
  • Billie Jean : Michael Jackson
  • Gods & Monsters : Lana Del Ray
  • Sick Of Losing Soulmates : Dodie Clark
  • Cool For The Summer : Demi Lovato
  • Starboy : The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
  • Say My Name : ODESZA feat. Zyra
  • Silhouettes : AURORA
  • Run : AURORA
  • Winter Bird : AURORA
  • Whirring : The Joy Formidable
  • Open Season : The High Highs
  • Brand New Moves : Hey Violet
  • Pure : Hey Violet
  • Guys My Age : Hey Violet
  • Bravado : Lorde
  • Into The Light : J. Views feat. Wild Club
  • Temporary Love : The Brinks
  • Love Lost : The Temper Trap
  • Viva La Vida : Coldplay
  • In The Night : The Weeknd
  • Acquainted : The Weekend
  • Greetings From California : The Neighbourhood
  • Let It Go : The Neighbourhood
  • Prey : The Neighbourhood
  • Ferrari : The Neighbourhood
  • Midnight City : M83
  • We Own The Sky : M83
  • Oblivion : M83
  • Could Have Been Me : The Struts
  • Kiss This : The Struts
  • Black Swan : The Struts
  • Put Your Money On Me : The Struts
  • My Machine : The Struts
  • Roll Up : The Struts
  • Emperors New Clothes : Panic! At The Disco
  • Golden Days : Panic! At The Disco
  • Vegas Lights : Panic! At The Disco
  • Girls/Girls/Boys : Panic! At The Disco
  • Back And Forth : Operator Please
  • Oh My! : Haley Reinheart feat. B.O.B.
  • We Don't Have To Dance : Andy Black
  • Homecoming King : Andy Black
  • Sippy Cup : Melanie Martinez
  • Mrs. Potato Head : Melanie Martinez
  • Mad Hatter : Melanie Martinez
  • Cry Baby : Melanie Martinez
  • Give Us A Little Love : Fallulah
  • Wiped Out! : The Neighbourhood
  • Single : The Neighbourhood
  • Froot : Marina And The Diamonds
  • Blue : Marina And The Diamonds
  • Starring Role : Marina And The Diamonds
  • Home Wrecker : Marina And The Diamonds
  • Sex Yeah : Marina And The Diamonds
  • Immortal : Marina And The Diamonds
  • My Girls : Animal Collective
  • Walking On A Dream : Empire Of The Sun
  • Haunting : Halsey
  • Colours : Halsey
  • Control : Halsey
  • Gasoline : Halsey
  • Sweater Weather : The Neighbourhood
  • Sex : The 1975
  • Love Me : The 1975
  • Cool Girl : Tove Lo
  • Moments : Tove Lo
  • Not On Drugs : Tove Lo
  • Influence : Tove Lo
  • One Last Night : Vaults
  • As You Are : The Weeknd
  • Dead and Gone : The Black Keys
  • Weight Of Love : The Black Keys
  • Take Me Out : Franz Ferdinand
  • Sugar Man : Rodriguez
  • I Wonder : Rodriguez
  • Crucify Your Mind : Rodriguez
  • Tear You Apart : She Wants Revenge
  • Come As You Are : Nirvana
  • SEX : Cheat Codes & Kriss Kross Amsterdam
  • Heavy In Your Arms : Florence + The Machine
  • Breath Of Life : Florence + The Machine
  • What The Water Gave Me : Florence + The Machine
  • Spectrum : Florence + The Machine
  • Nights In White Satin : The Moody Blues
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy : Alice Cooper
  • Poison : Alice Cooper
  • Ballad Of Dwight Fry : Alice Cooper
  • Every Breath You Take : Denmark + Winter
  • We Gotta Get Out Of This Place : Denmark + Winter
  • Wish That You Were Here : Florence + The Machine
  • Love Me Again : John Newman
  • Blame It On The Night : John Newman & Calvin Harris
  • Latch : Sam Smith
  • Arabella : Arctic Monkeys
  • Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High : Arctic Monkeys
  • Cornerstone : Arctic Monkeys
  • Do I Wanna Know : Arctic Monkeys
  • Beyond The Veil : Lindsey Sterling
  • Hold My Heart : Lindsey Sterling feat. ZZ Ward
  • Hollow : Tori Kelley
  • Take A Walk : Passion Pit
  • Somewhere Only We Know : Keane
  • This Is The Last Time : Keane
  • Reptilia : The Strokes
  • Machu Picchu : The Strokes
  • Wild Things : Alessia Cara
  • Here : Alessia Cara
  • TRNDSTTR : Black Coast ( Lucian Remix )
  • Into You : Ariana Grande
  • Sun Models : ODESZA feat. Madelyn Grant
  • Goodbye : Who Is Fancy
  • Rabbit Heart : Florence + The Machine
  • Bad Blood : Bastille
  • Perfect Illusion : Lady Gaga
  • Judas : Lady Gaga
  • Talk Too Much : COIN
  • Atlas : COIN
  • Run : COIN
  • The Pop Kids : The Pet Shop Boys
  • Plastic : New Order
  • Restless : New Order
  • Academic : New Order
  • Singularity : New Order
  • Tutti Frutti : New Order


Character: Min Yoongi x reader (oc)

Genre: Angst, Future Smut/Mature scenes, Arranged Marriage! AU

Summary: He is the successor of his family’s business empire, and you are the female heir of yours. After the trouble his older brother had created in the past, he now must face certain requirements needed for the sake of the family’s future and to save his rights of inheritance, and you become his only way out. Everything might seem so simple, just the way they are supposed to. But nothing is ever what it seems, doesn’t it?

Part 01 | Part 02 | Part 03 | Part 04 | Part 05 | Part 06 | Part 07

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as some of you know already, music is pretty much essential for me whenever I need to write emotional scenes. I have dozens of playlists that fit each genre and even particular stories of mine, but I figured I could condense in one list the pieces I always go back to, and that help me get in a particular mood. :)

mazzy star - into dust ✧ mazzy star - flowers in december ✧ priscilla ahn - dream ✧ sleeping at last - watermark ✧ sara bareilles - breathe again ✧ damien rice - the blower’s daughter ✧ william fitzsimmons - beautiful girl ✧ gregory alan isakov - big black car ✧ gregory alan isakov - dandelion wine ✧ the civil wars - dance me to the end of love ✧ jaymes young - moondust ✧ vance joy - georgia ✧ lucia - ophelia ✧ lucia - the moon and sixpence ✧ ingrid michaelson - the way I am ✧ oohyo - youth (day) ✧ florence + the machine - various storms & saints ✧ kodaline - all I want ✧ the hunts - lifting the sea ✧ offonoff - bath ✧ honne - someone that loves you (late night version) ✧ lianne la havas - gone ✧ damien fleau - le départ ✧ the cinematic orchestra - to build a home ✧ miyako hasegawa - umi sora sora ✧ be lyrebirds - end up here with you ✧ gregory alan isakov - garden ✧ khalid - shot down ✧ taeyeon - time lapse ✧ sleeping at last - ruby blue ✧ billie marten - bird ✧ gregory alan isakov - crooked muse ✧ gregory alan isakov - salt & the sea ✧ billie marten - heavy weather ✧ the japanese house - cool blue ✧ billie marten - milk & honey ✧ the hoosiers - (don’t make) eye contact ✧ billie marten - cursive


mike paer - benumbed ✧ max ritcher - vladimir’s blues ✧ max ritcher - only questions ✧ max ritcher - written on the sky ✧ max ritcher - the departure ✧ joep beving - etude ✧ joep beving - midwayer ✧ chad lawson - nocturne in a minor ✧ jean yves thibaudet - dawn ✧ alicia keys - de novo adagio ✧ chad lawson - nocturne in f minor ✧ mélanie laurent - début

osts & instrumentals

dario marianelli - awaken ✧ jóhan jóhannsson - a game of croquet ✧ jóhan jóhannsson - a model of the universe ✧ chris lennertz - courtroom suite ✧ gustavo santaolalla - the last of us ✧ murray gold - with love, vincent ✧ ólafur arnalds - near light ✧ john powell - make up kisses ✧ dario marianelli - rebirth ✧ jessica curry - slipping away ✧ ólafur arnalds & alice sara ott - verses ✧ masakatsu tagaki - home after rain ✧ sleeping at last - from the ground up (instrumental)

if you have spotify, you can check out the playlist here!

in her shadow || playlist.

i honestly can’t write without music and these are some of the songs that have been on repeat and that have been inspiring me lately. 🌻 for both previous chapters and upcoming ones. xx

bold = the ones that have inspired me the most. 
italic = songs that get me in my feelings.

i. wait for you ~  elliott yamin
ii. fools ~ troye sivan
iii. a drop in the ocean ~ ron pope
iv. so far away ft. suran ~ agust d
v. slow grind ~ tory lanez ft jacquees
vi. she ~ zayn
vii. can i be him ~ james arthur
viii. what happened to perfect ~ lukas graham
ix. trading places ~ usher
x. miss you much {mym} ~ lay
xi. makin’ good love ~ avant
xii. lie about us ~ avant ft. nicole scherzinger
xiii. me, u & hennessy ~ jacquees
xiv. love is not over ~ bts
xv. thunder ~ exo k
xvi. attention ~ charlie puth
xvii. carry you home ~ zara larrson
xviii. hurts ~ james arthur
xix. miss right ~ bts
xx. secret love song ~ little mix
xxi. if i get drunk today ~ suran
xxii. the man who can’t be moved ~ the script
xxiii. skin to skin ~ luhan
xxiv. up to you ~ chris brown
xxv. say you won’t let go ~ james arthur
xxvi. what is love ~ veronika bozeman
xxvii. open road {i love her} ~ chris brown
xviii. maybe i should call ~ k. michelle
xxix. i don’t wanna miss a thing ~ aerosmith
xxx. iris ~ the goo goo dolls

BTS Series: About Time

➼ Character: Jungkook x reader / Jimin x reader (feat. BTS)

➼ Type/Genre/Ratings: Angst, Alternate Universe (Time Travel!au, Soulmate!au), Mature (includes smut and triggering factors)

➼ Prompts: “What if you find your soulmate… at the wrong time?” - Lauren Kate, Passion

➼ Summary: Be careful for what you wish for, because you may never know how to deal with them once it comes true. What would you do when your wish for a second chance actually came true? But was it really a fulfilled wish? Too many questions lie when it actually happened. Were they real memories? Or perhaps a part of a past life? Was it only a dream all along? Will everything be different this time?

➼ ReadPrologue | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 8.5Part 9 |

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ARCHIVE WARNING - a playlist for killing your darlings and loving every minute of it

for @ocktorok

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - guns n’ roses || HEADS WILL ROLL - yeah yeah yeahs || ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST - queen || TERRIBLE THINGS - april smith and the great picture show || HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - duran duran || KILL OF THE NIGHT - gin wigmore || I CAN’T DECIDE - scissor sisters || PUMPED UP KICKS - foster the people || ONE WAY OR ANOTHER - blondie || SECRET BONUS TRACK - ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Listen to the Playmoss playlist: It’s Fun Being the Bad Guy by alucardbelle by alucardbelle

Is the bad guy in your story just a bit too depressed and morose about being villainous? Pep them up with a reminder of just how fun it is to be evil! An upbeat and (at times) silly playlist for writing those chaotic antagonists that are having just a bit too much fun doing what they do best.

Voltaire - When You’re Evil
Panic! At The Disco - Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time
The Hoosiers - Cops and Robbers
Pomplamoose - Bust Your Knee Caps
Temposhark - Don’t Mess With Me
Mayday Parade - When I Grow Up
Mother Mother - Wrecking Ball
Cage The Elephant - Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked
Caravan Palace - Black Betty
Lord Dominator - I’m The Bad Guy
Big Time Operator - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

→ writing playlist!

hello! so I get asked sometimes whether or not I listen to music while writing, or if there’s any songs I recommend listening to while reading certain fics. so finally I made a spotify playlist that I can make public, and you can find the link to it HERE! these songs are mostly the types that I listen to when writing angst specifically, such as with future hearts, loving him loving her, I hate you I love you, ect. so it’s really just music that fits the ‘’’atmosphere’’’ that I picture those types of stories to have when writing them. but anyways I hope you guys enjoy it for those that’re interested~


⌘ Soaked To The Skin With Emotion Playlist ⌘

These song’s are bursting at the seams with emotional weight, and it can be therapeutic to indulge in someone else’s overwhelming thoughts. These songs are relatable, nostalgic, depressing, and honest, and they’re well worth a listen.

Listen On Spotify

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A Cure For Writers Block, a playlist by Yasmine Wahab on Spotify
A playlist featuring The xx, Tycho, Cashmere Cat, and others

Hey frens! I just wanted to share a little link to the Spotify playlist I listen to when writing. I’ve wanted one that wouldn’t distract me and cause me to sing along, so I knocked one up myself- Just in case you wanted to have a listen ^_^

Happy writing!

So I asked my partner to rec me some good dark music to use for writing the lead up to the arc end, and the arc end, and by god did he deliver. No vocals, just beautifully atmospheric moody music. I recommend it for any of my tense chapters, the last few scenes of upcoming chapter 19, and several sections of the yet unwritten chapter 20.


music for written words: albums that set the mood for imagination.

tycho - dive, emancipator - soon it will be cold enough, blackmill - miracle, tycho - past is prologue, phaeleh - fallen light, the glitch mob - drink the sea, tycho - the science of patterns, odesza - summer’s gone, starset - transmissions, god is an astronaut - all is violent all is bright, low roar - low roar, beethoven - the best of, the cinematic orchestra - every day, thomas bergersen - the best of, john powell - how to train your dragon 2


[AFTER THE BOMB] is a writing mix about gray skies, gas masks, and a nuclear winter that will end everything as we know it. The wind stops, the sea is still, and the earth has begun to rot. Our world is… dying.

This playlist contains 17 of my favorite tracks for writing post- apocalyptic settings, abandoned cities, and radioactive wastelands. You remember the bomb and the first nuclear snow. It seemed so harmless back then, when it was just snowflakes and soot. The world has changed, though. You venture out of your safe house. You attempt to travel to the city, with the hopes of finding an answer to the question that has been killing you faster than the cold and the starvation. You venture past corpses in the snow and the skeleton of a skyscraper. The world is deathly quiet, and you know why. You’re living through the last winter. But, you think there is a way to undo the poison that is killing the planet.

Let’s hope it doesn’t kill you first.

♪ Listen to this mix on 8tracks ♪

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