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Albums to Inspire Your Writing

It can be hard to get inspired while writing, and to keep focused once you start. Often, writers find some sort of background noise can help keep you on track and even spark creativity.

1. Video Game Soundtracks

Video game soundtracks are designed to keep you focused and on-task while playing the game, and they can help you do the same while you write. Any soundtrack will do, but the soundtrack to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a good choice for relaxing soundscapes.

2. Movie Scores

In the same vein as video game soundtracks, listening to the score of a movie can help keep you working and focused for long periods of time. The Jurassic Park score is a good place to start.

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3. Anything by Beyonce

If you need some inspiration, there’s nowhere better to look than Queen Bey. 4 was a turning point in Beyoncé’s career, and is full of empowering anthems to get yourself inspired to finish all the work you have piled up.

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4. Transatlanticism by Death Cab For Cutie

Indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie have put out quite a few albums in their time as a band, with Transatlanticism being one of the most well known. The record is calm and collected, with poetic lyrics that can help inspire you when you’re feeling stuck.

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5. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver

Bon Iver has fallen out of the spotlight in recent years, but his last endeavor, For Emma, Forever Ago is still a solid record to listen to on rainy writing days. In a style somewhat similar to Death Cab For Cutie, For Emma, Forever Ago is perfect for quiet, focused work.

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