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Re: Do you listen to music when you write?

Post by CloudedRune » 11 Aug 2014, 05:58

I usually listen to instrumental music when I'm writing. Often playlists from 8tracks really get me motivated to write!
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Post by Booklover97 » 20 Aug 2014, 07:46

Music can be distracting. So I go on YouTube and search for sound of waves or rain and anything that sounds natural.

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Post by CharlotteWolf » 31 Aug 2014, 04:44

For me personally, it's all to do with mood. If I'm feeling particularly mellow then I don't mind music with lyrics but you know when you feel especially passionate about writing a certain scene? That's the only time when I absolutely cannot stand to listen to music.

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Post by hollirm » 20 Oct 2014, 00:24

I can't really listen to music and write or read at the same time because I have ADD(Attention Deficit Disorder), which means that I have a really hard time staying focused and paying attention. So, music with lyrics is something I can not listen to while doing something that I have to focus on. If I'm writing and listening to music with lyrics, I write what I hear, if I'm reading and listening to music with lyrics, I cannot read at all. But, I can listen to instrumental music and write and/or read at the same time. Although, it of course, influences my thoughts about what I'm reading and what I write.

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Post by rssllue » 20 Oct 2014, 02:18

It sometimes helps the creativity flow if I listen to music while I am writing, but other times, the only music I want to hear is the sound of my fingers tapping on the keys of my AlphaSmart. :)
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Post by nidhish » 20 Oct 2014, 05:52

Yes , I love music while writing ..but not songs ..just the simple instrumentals . they keep me focused and help me swim in the ocean of imagination . :P

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Post by Archie1791 » 21 Oct 2014, 01:48

Sometimes, it helps me to concentrate. :)

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Post by ameliadefield » 21 Oct 2014, 23:57

I use Pandora and YouTube while I am writing always. I try to find songs that remind me of what the characters are going through to get the mood just right. I love it when lyrics fit the story and the characters.

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Post by lovebecka » 22 Oct 2014, 00:39

No I do not, I like to write in silence, I get too distracted with music. I just want to be in a room by myself with my paper and pen...or laptop lol and write and write and write until I'm done. I like to keep my train of thought open for new ideas and silence definitely helps me concentrate on what I am doing and where I want my story to go.

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Post by AnaMae12 » 22 Oct 2014, 09:36

When I write I listen to classical music, no matter what genre I'm writing. I usually listen to something very soft and calm because it helps me think but it's also not too much of a distraction. :) Some of my favourite composers are Erik Satie, Philip Glass, and a few others :)

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Post by crazybookgurl213 » 22 Oct 2014, 18:07

I try but it seems like whenever I do I either: end up writing the lyrics instead of my actual paper, or I won't actullay be listening to the song.

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Post by Gravy » 24 Oct 2014, 20:57

I think music can actually help to inspire the right environment/mood.
I think the beat/tempo can help with inspiration and imagination.
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Post by cvega93 » 24 Oct 2014, 22:42

Most of the time I have to listen to music to be able to focus. I'm a ghost writer, so I'm on constant need to write and living in a house with 6 adults and nearly 4 kids it's almost impossible when the adults scream more than the kids do lol

I listen to rock or r&b, sometimes classical when the scene calls for it. It has to match the scene that's going on for me lol

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Post by icemech04 » 26 Oct 2014, 17:13

I can listen to any type of music when I write. The only caveat is that the music mustn't have lyrics. Further, it can't merely be an instrumental in which there are lyrics that I'm familiar with.

Otherwise my mind will be singing along on songs I know, and listening/meaning making with songs I don't.

Distracting indeed.

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Post by manchesters24h » 27 Oct 2014, 02:20

I don't want to listen the music when i am writing.

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