Sometimes it just helps drown out the chaos around me, dogs yapping, TV playing, or children running around. In general though, music helps me calm down, or pump up emotions I need to write a scene. I love a variety of music from classical to pop to hip-hop to rock to 80’s electronica (Not a big country fan, but there are a few in my playlist). The best music for me to clear my head with are intros – songs from TV shows or movie theme songs that evoke a specific response in my mind. I’ll give you a sample of that playlist, there is little or no lyric in any of them: Battlestar Galactica (1978), Star Wars (several), Star Trek (Next Generation), Dr. Who, Knight Rider, A Team, Avengers (from all the movies), Game of Thrones, and Stranger Things.