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I've listened to music while writing in the past, and sometimes find it inspirational, and in other cases find it distracting. In general, I like to keep my environment fluid while I write - change helps keep my mind open.

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I don't play music. I just sit on a chair or bed, mostly bed, where I can see the outside view, and let me gaze to a far place. That way, my imagination goes wild.
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I am pretty much the same. Vocals are too distracting for me. If I am doing research for a paper, it is fine. The concepts and words are defined and formed. When I try to give birth to something original, I usually require the sounds of birds, a fireplace. a snowstorm, or a strong breeze through trees.
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Nope. Can't do music. Far too distracting - Especially anything with lyrics! I need total quiet when I write. My husband actually takes our daughter and leaves the house so there's no background noise.

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I'm definitely like you - I have to have some form of noise when writing because the silence is overbearing. My go-to is always instrumental or soundtrack music because lyrics always disrupt my line of thinking.

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I like to have some instrumental music in the background when I'm writing. However, I do better in complete silence which is rare.

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Nine times out of ten, yes I play music while I write. The only time I don't is when I have my nephews chatting with me since they demand any leftover attention I have. They have made it a game to see how many times they can make me lose my train of thought.

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Wordless music i find really good for writing, or very quiet ballads. Mostly piano stuff or drone. I don't mind working in silence but a little noise helps me from getting distracted by what my cats are doing.

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Depends! For one of the books I am writing, I listen to a band called Garbage because their music fits my theme of the book. Same goes for my short story, I listen to The Oral Cigarettes because it just fits. I have also found that when I randomly listen to music, I sometimes get inspired for a new book/story idea.

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I sometimes listen to music. Lately, I use the alpha and beta levels to zone myself out. It keeps me on task to finish my daily goal.

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I can concentrate myself most if I hear music and sing along. Sometimes it distracts me, but I mostly like to use it. My mom always watches tv while I write, so I need some distractions and music is perfect.

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I do most of the time, and enjoy soothing music, especially without lyrics or voices.
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Oh my! The way music soothes my feelings, makes me feel relaxed, and makes me travel far into deep imaginations. How can I deny it? Maybe not all the time but most of the time, I write with music.

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I almost always listen to music when I write... Genre of music depends on the genre that I'm writing. For example, I listen to Celtic music when I write fantasy.
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Tessa23Darling wrote:
09 Mar 2019, 20:19
Nope. Can't do music. Far too distracting - Especially anything with lyrics! I need total quiet when I write.
Totally agree. It doesn't matter if we are talking about Iron Maiden or Chopin. I need absolute silence when i write.

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