It is obvious from the wide variety of personal style's in writing on here that the world is slap full of creative minds. What influences you when you write. Ernest Hemingway has often been quoted as saying, "write drunk, edit sober." (I'm not quite sure he actually said that, but it has been attributed to him in many circles.) While I don't advocate that everyone get "plowed" before sitting down to write, I do find that other things help to stimulate creativity, such as music, color, apparel or the smell of food cooking. What works the best for you, or better said, what do you rock? This thread should be a fun read later for sure!!
I have found that I work best late at night when everyone in the household is asleep. I take some breaks while writing and either take a cigarette break or drink some coffee.
I think a lot, so the ideas are already in my mind. They just get organized when I write. Once I start writing, I stop only when it's finished. Then I edit it. Of course I don't write drunk. Mostly!
I prefer quiet environment and recount the idea several times in my mind. Then allow the mind to roll-free... Often I keep google search page ready for quick info.
Some time write some short sentences on FB or twitter page to un-clutter the mind and for feedback.
LOL! I thought I was the only one! I like to do my work late at night. I guess I've always been a night person. I've also noticed that music can have an influence on my work as well, and depending on what kind of music, will depend on what or how I write, even when it comes to video editing. I used to write pretty or create my digital artwork when I was drunk, in fact, that was some of my best work! Hehe. Only, I no longer drink. I also find it helps to take multiple breaks to help refreshen the brain.
Chips, Little Debbies and StarBucks Double Shot Vanilla energy drink. Works wonders, works every time.
Once in awhile if I am pushing a deadline and burning the midnight oil a shot of Vodka in my coffee will perk me right up and get my brain in gear again if I've been fatigued.
I don't recommend this as a daily thing or anything but it helps once in awhile. I also listen to binaural beats - something about them helps focus my brain and get me on track again. Youtube them if you aren't familiar with them.
I listen to Nox Arcana music when I am writing, especially if I am writing on darker themed subjects. I am also at my BEST at NIGHT. My juices really FLOW.......
I used to intoxicate myself frequently and I think wrote more entertaining pieces as a result. My writing is more legible now, but it has become quite dull.
I am of the opinion that men need drugs, they are a quintessential part of our being since the ancient civilizations.
Being tea-total and tobacco free sucks in a way /grumpmodeoff
Newly tea-total here, PC. NOT giving up the smokes, though.
That being said, I listen to Regina Spektor Radio on Pandora for inspiration, then switch it over to piano classical...
However, when I was drinking 20 oz of Vodka a day, I put out a whole bunch of words...sadly, they were illegible and when I read them while sober, not nearly as witty as I previously thought.
Anyway, I'm new here on hubpages and have no idea what to do, so I am going to browse.
Writing during the evening often works for me. While writing, I always need different types of rock music, especially metal. Atmospheric metal is pretty good for inspiration.
I let which ever of the voices in my head is the loudest just take over and write what they want....then I check my account occasionally to find out what it was...sure is getting crowded in here...
by MissJamieD7 years ago
I love Lay's plain pototo chips or salted sunflower seeds, how about you?
by JG11Bravo3 years ago
Any particular songs, artists, or genres that you find especially motivational when you write?
by Tanmoy Acharya5 years ago
HubPages is full of great poets. I feel some of them must have noticed how listening to good music inspires the Muse. Something to talk about
by stagnetto7 years ago
I am getting a bit fed up that while I am writing a new hub the whole content of what I have written keeps on moving up and down. It seems that when hub pages starts to save what I have written that everything...
by The stallion6 years ago
Music is my life. I'm addicted to it and I believe that the type of music a person listens to, truly defines that person. So people, tell me you favorite music genre! And dont forget to write you favourite...
by Seet4 years ago
I am open to all kinds of music. Fire away guys!
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