I’m getting in just under the wire with this CoAnQuMo!
Here’s Question #9:
What music do you listen to when you write?
I know some people prefer silence during the creative process, but I have always loved listening to music.
For writing, I often choose movie soundtracks. The narrative arc of the music seems to mimic the progression of my writing process and there is often an otherworldly cinematic quality that sort of keeps me in whatever writing mode I am in. When working on one poem or prose piece I might return to the same soundtrack as a sort of state-based creativity experience.
I like music without lyrics for writing (it’s less distracting for me), so I usually listen to a soundtrack that is instrumental.
Some soundtracks I love for writing:
North by Northwest
The Red Violin
Out of Africa
Far from Heaven
What do YOU like to listen to when writing (that is, if you listen to music at all)?
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