I used to be a silent writer. Which means I seldom listened to music when I wrote. The silence arranged sentences for me.
But of late I’ve taken to listening to background scores of movies and surprise, surprise! some writing seems to unblock itself. Writing to a rhythm could perhaps help when you are stuck in a particular scene. The character then climbs on the chords of someone else’s imagination and grows a life of his own. Different tunes cater to different situations, of course.
Many times when I start writing, I take a while to get out of my life and into the page. Listening to music I like seems to cut down this time.
I’m aware that many writers have playlists that they listen to while writing. Found this: http://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/30-awesome-music-playlists/
I tried listening to songs with lyrics in them but it’s distracting and pales in comparison to Oscar winning scores. Have you tried listening to Western Classical or Indian classical instrumental tunes while writing? What would you recommend? I’m new to this, so I would like some sound advice.
P.S: Music, however, has a problem. It doesn’t leave your mind…it is circular in shape.
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