Do you listen to music while you write? Do you like absolute silence while you write?
Me personally, I think it depends on where I’m at. If I’m home and the rest of the family is home and making their noises and going about their business, I do like to listen to music.
But if I’m at a coffee shop, I tend to people listen more often. Snippets of a conversation can make for interesting dialogue in a story or they can create an entirely new plot bunny.
When I do listen to music while I write, I tend to like more non-lyrical music. That way I am not distracted by the words. I have lately been listening to either coffee shop sounds and rain sounds. I don’t always have a chance to get out to the Starbucks to write so low and behold, there are coffee shop sounds on Youtube.
Also, a new one I found but haven’t used completely yet is typing sounds. It’s interesting because if you listen to it and write, it’s kind of like being in one of the Nanowrimo Write-ins. Everyone clacking away at their keyboards and writing towards that 50,000 word goal together.
Below are the links I am actualling listening to this month. I will most definitely be gathering more links when it gets closer to Nano.
1 Hour Coffee Shop Noises
2 Hour Rain Noise
1 Hour Classical Music Mix
6 Hours of the best Beethoven
Typing Sounds for Relaxation
What do you listen to during Nanowrimo and any other writing as well?