You do that don’t you? Of course you do, listening to music does more than block out annoying neighbors. It can help a writer with the creative process.
Sometimes when I am brainstorming a story I listen to music to help with building my fictional world. Do you do that? If not, try it. Do it to take your mind to a creative place and to keep it there during your writing sessions.
What type of music do I listen to when writing? I listen to classical, mostly. I am a huge fan of Philip Glass. But it really depends on what I am writing. Even if I am working on one novel I may listen to different kinds of music to help me create the mood of each chapter or scene. Now do you do that? If not then give it a try.
Below is an example of what I like to listen to when I am writing. I know, this is a very beautiful song:
Does the song take you to a special place? Is it happy or sad? Are there people? What are they doing? Is there conflict? Is there a story? I have found that listening to music can also help with breaking writer’s block. What do you think?