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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I have noticed that I like to have movies or the TV on while I am writing...not so much music as something that I can glance up and watch. Doesn't matter what movie...it's whatever mood I am in like now I am in a horror/suspense movies at the moment.

    Anyone else notice that they like to have the TV on or music on while they are writing? And if so what? Meaning what kind of music if music, what kind of movies if any special genres, or what kind of TV shows mainly....

    1. ladyauthorsld profile image47
      ladyauthorsldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I hate having the TV one when I'm working, but I love hearing classical music. Piano is my favorite to work by. When I need some inspiration, I'll go for a bit more rousing, aka Beethoven.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no t.v. when I'm writing, at times I'll listen to classical or jazzy blues stuff or turn on itunes frenchradio80's music.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I turn my WMP on with a playlist of 80's, metal, rock and opera big_smile I get totally distracted with the t.v. lol nothing gets done till later hmm tongue

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I thought I would have that problem too Dame but apprently not lol I've seen all of my movies so many freakin' times I don't care to really awtch just need to listen to something...I get more distracted with music than movies lol

  4. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I love movies or watching shows where I learn something which takes me away from whatever I'm supposed to do or trying to do (like a Hub) n will sit totally enraptured lol no way I can jus listen without wondering what I'm missing lol tongue

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Eh watch it a few thousand times and you're good to go HAHAHAHA I notice that when i'm not watching and just listening I pick up things from the movie...just did from the movie I'm watching now LMAO

  6. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I watched Ever After quite a few times lol got my sons sick of the movie, roflol...but I love the courting scenes. smile (sigh)

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Yea the courting scenes in movies are nauseating and sweet lol but hey that is what we women like lmao

  8. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Where did those practices go tongue long ago, growing dim as a dying ember, once upon a december. wink

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    that was nicely written Dame and sadly so true! But there is still hope...we just have to force it back into our sons lmao and any guy who dates our daughters. lmao

  10. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Ahh..yes wink I taught my boys to look beyond just make up, T & A and $$ tongue lol. They are popular and have lots of friendship bracelets from gals they don't know lol O..n that line is from that song, once upon a december wink

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Once Upon a december....okay why does that sound familiar? is that Enya or Evenascence can never spell that lmao...

    And once I have kids i will be teaching them the same thing

  12. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Think of the movie...Anastasia wink was my daughters favorite movie big_smile yes, one day when you have children, you may be required to sit, eat popcorn and watch their favorite movies 10000000 X smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    sadly I have yet to see Anastasia and I love those kind of cartoon movies lol...so yea that song doesn't sound familiar

    1. Lisa HW profile image65
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I spotted this, and I couldn't resist mentioning that you really need to see the cartoon version of Anastasia (since you like that kind of movie).  The graphics are excellent, and the music is great.  I saw it at the theatre with my daughter when it was out, and I was amazed at the graphics.  Later, after hearing me rave about it so much, my brother gave me the VHS tape for one of my birthdays.  smile  I have all the music in my Mp3 collection.

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        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm I guess I'll have to rent it from blockbusters and bump it to the top of my list. big_smile I know sad huh? I've seen lots of cartoons and not this one lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Very nice ladyauthor very nice indeed. that would distract me thought lol

    By the way welcome to hubpages and what a cute kitty you have!

  15. zadrobi profile image56
    zadrobiposted 8 years ago

    I agree. Classical music is the only music I can listen to while writing/studying. Anything else, like the TV, is too distracting for me. I have been known to put Bach's toccata and fugue in D minor for organ on repeat smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    ooo nice...well then get that music on Zadrobi and get writting on your hubs lol

  17. zadrobi profile image56
    zadrobiposted 8 years ago

    lol I wish. The only time I'm on here is when I'm doing homework and need a little break. I have debates every week and class all day everyday so I never have time to sit down and get myself to write a hub because I'll just be thinking about some homework that I need to do... By the way... have you ever heard Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah?

  18. pioneer_writer5 profile image56
    pioneer_writer5posted 8 years ago

    For the most part, music seems to be the muse of choice.

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have to agree. No one is as weird as me I guess big_smile lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Jeff Buckley...Jeff Buckley....nope unless that is the guy who sings it in the Shrek movie. big_smile I'm not much of a classic music girl I'm afraid. Don't get me wrong I love it but...I have to be in a certain mood to listen to it.

    And hmmm...write a hub about HW

  20. zadrobi profile image56
    zadrobiposted 8 years ago

    It's not classic... just go to youtube and listen to it really quick.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    okay hang on..my computer is slow today lol

  22. Jeffrey Neal profile image80
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    Jeff Buckley is fantastic!  My favorite song is Grace, but Hallelujah is very good as well.

    As for background:  Music yes, TV no.  Anything visual is going to make it impossible for me to write.  Sometimes even the music is too much though.  Must mean I'm feeble-minded...smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Just listened to it and yes it sounds really nice....but it reminds me of Shrek...who sung the song for Shrek?

    And yep I am a weirdo! lmao no one likes watching TV or movies when writing? Am I the only one?

    1. zadrobi profile image56
      zadrobiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Haha you's a weirdeeee

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        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I am and damn proud too! lol

  24. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    If it's night I have the tv in the background (and don't pay attention to it).  It it's day I have talk radio in the background (and don't pay attention to it).  When I'm through writing I'll listen to music on the PC (and pay attention to it).   smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      YAY another TV person lol

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    EYES CHAMbERSposted 8 years ago

    When I listen to Chopin, he helps me ease myself into visions to help me write. But sometimes yes, I too find myself writing more often in loud hecktic environments; like T.V. but also public places, in my classrooms when everyone is talking and in loud cafe's. I'm not sure what noise triggers my poet to come out, but hey, whatever works right!

  26. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 8 years ago

    I listen to both types of music when I write.  Country and Western.  Some of it makes me laugh, but otherwise I dont pay any attention to what is on TV or radio when I write.  Its like time stops and then boom when I am done several hours have passed.

  27. megs78 profile image61
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    Anything can be playing in the background, anything at all, and if I'm wrapped up in my writing, I will not hear it.  I am like a mad scientist when I write.  It all comes to me in a rush and I sit down and write like a crazy woman and nothing can stop me, or distract me...pretty bad actually, especially when you have kids who are trying to get your attention smile

  28. shanekruger profile image56
    shanekrugerposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing nice topic

 
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