I like to write while quiet background music plays. Loreena McKennit is one of my go-to artists for just that purpose. I have no idea if most writers listen to music while they write, or whether they prefer silence. The editor I work with writes also. He tells me that he has to have silence while he writes, but that background noise is actually helpful to him while he's editing. I guess it must have something to do with the parts of the brain that are utilized by the two very different activities.
Here is a sample of Loreena's music. She plays multiple instruments and she sings. A poem, “Prologue, Intended for a Dramatic Piece of King Edward the Fourth” by William Blake is read by Douglas Campbell. What a voice!
Do you listen to anything while you write? Or do you prefer silence?
A couple of links to check out while you listen:
I found this one at M.J. Joachim's blog ( http://mjjoachim.blogspot.com/) . Just passing it along to spread the resources around.
The Write Life Presents: The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2014
And, I've been using The Writer's Diet Feedback tool for over a year. Although the site states "Please note that the WritersDiet Test is an automated feedback tool, not an assessment tool.", it's useful for overcoming a little blindness to your own writing. Yu can copy/paste 100 to 1,000 words into it. It's rather enlightening.
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