Do you listen to music when you write?

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I do! Relaxing music and not too loud so that it doesn't distract me too much. Soft music works for me!
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I prefer either silence, instrumental music, or background sounds like rain or a fireplace.
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Post by aaurba »

Usually, I don't listen to music when I write. I find it distracting. Sometimes, I listen to classical music or music with no lyrics in order to drown out the annoying background noise like my family talking, etc.
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Post by SMAhmed »

For me it really depends. Sometimes it helps more to listen to ambient noises or instrumentals and sometimes it helps to listen to an entire album. I recently did the latter with Folklore (the new Taylor Swift album).
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Post by Amna Khalid »

I do listen to music when I write. But, sometimes music distracts me and I am forced to pause it. Also, sometimes music helps me to write because outside voices distracts me, but music helps me to focus.
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Post by iangillwindows »

I do listen to music while writing, on occasion. When I do, I listen to instrumental music, generally something soft. I do not listen to anything with lyrics, as they are too distracting. My preference is to listen to recordings of natural backgrounds, wind, ocean waves, rain, and so on. These can be very stimulating when I am writing a scene that takes place in appropriate settings.
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