A few of you have asked about the fact that I never write anything without music. I don’t care if it is a poem, a blog entry, a novel or an application for a writing residency. There is a way in which music shuts off the left brain and cancels out the distractions all around. Music can simply put you in the writing zone. There is a zone for for writers just like artists and musicians. For me, well I admit, I listen most often to soundtracks to movies like Avatar. So, for those of you who want to try your hand at writing with music here are my top three YouTube music compilations. And set yourself up with a couple of “writing channels” on Pandora. As for me, I love anything composed by the soundtrack wizards like James Newton Howard, Thomas Newman and James Horner. Let me know what your favorites are.