I wrote a while ago about The Rituals Of a Writer. In this particular post I spoke at length about things some authors do whilst they write their new masterpiece etc.
I relayed that when I’m writing I listen to a lot of music.
What interests me about this (from a musicians aspect) is, does it help the process or hinder it greatly?
I personally find my mind works better whilst listening to music of my preference. As I write this I’m listening to one of my favourite bands of all time RUSH with their cosmic, out of this world songs/instrumentals and odd time signatures etc its atmospheric qualities really get me stuck into the page.
I know Stephen King listens to things such as Metallica, AC/DC when he is writing (smart man) but for some authors, as I have mentioned before they depend on absolute silence to get the work done.
So my question to authors of all genres is this,
Do you listen to music whilst writing?
If so do you listen to a specific type to go along with a certain genre I.e listening to Black Metal when writing Romance or when writing Urban Fantasy do you listen to Chris De Burgh etc.
Would love to hear what you listen to when writing, the weirder the better!
Till next time Insomniacs!
R. A. Kennedy