As I noted in “Hush, Hush”, my 5/17 post, sometimes you need to keep things quiet so that the sounds around you don’t distract you from your writing.
Sometimes, on the other hand, you need to take the opposite approach…
There are times as a writer where having theme music can be a help to your art.
- Writing an exciting scene of combat or a chase scene? Get yourself some suitable music and find out if it makes your fingers fly faster across the computer keys.
- Find yourself some low key music that you can play at a background volume and play it when you write. You may find that you condition yourself and that, after awhile, that particular music signals your unconscious that “it’s time to write now…” making the process come easier.
- There are certain types of sounds and music that stimulate the creative centers in your brain, supporting your ability to write and write better. (One company producing these is Brainsync.) Check these out and see if they work for you.
- And some people just write better with sound around them. Make sure to choose the particular sound that speaks to your Muse.
So the question is “Are you someone who needs sound to write or silence (or both)?”…
Once you figure this out, you can alter your environment to support your inner Writer…
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