Writing while listening to music?

Does that work for you?

Do you think it affects what and how you write?

@meg It...sometimes works for me. I find that if I have music on when "free writing" my writing is deeply involved in the music, and steered by the music.

On the other hand, if I am trying to better understand a character I try to find music they would like and listen to that, to get into their mindset.


@nate I totally 'get' that. I've used background meditation music to focus, or fast trance to quicken the pace of dialogue. Mostly, I write in silence and distraction free as possible.

Never thought of specific types of music, or a character's preferences, for shaping and understanding that character. Interesting idea.

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