I've seen the 'Music for Writing' forums around here, but I think this is a slightly different topic so I hope you don't mind me putting up another topic. I've done some reading around some original fictional works online lately and have noticed a reasonably common theme keeps popping up and that is the inclusion of a 'playlist' of music tracks that spans the entirety of the novel/short story. That is to say, an excerpt of a certain song that sums up the theme/mood/message of the chapter is placed at the top of the piece before the actual narrative starts. And I just wanted to gauge opinion on the matter; what do you think of author's contruction a 'novel playlist? Do you do it yourself perhaps? Is it at all beneficial to the writing process? And, does it add something to the story? Thoughts please.