Today we'd particularly like to hear from those of you who like to write but, of course, there's always something for readers to talk about as well.
- Do you listen to music whilst you write or do you need silence?
- What music do you enjoy listening to whilst you write?
- Tell us about music that you think/suspect/know influenced books that you've read
Why silence is golden
Whilst I love listening to music I find it impossible to do whilst writing. My problem is that I end up writing down the words that I hear. I need silence instead to concentrate on forming the story and characters in my mind.
I used tosometimes listen to music whilst I put pen to paper. But that was back when I liked to do writing based on songs, or try to sneak song titles into what I wrote. That's all behind me now, so this reason is no longer valid.
Truth is that the need for silence is probably the reason why I d verry little writing nowadays- silence is so hard to come buy (and incredibly valuable).