What do you do while you write?
Like listen to music or watch TV.
I put myself in what I right, some of which are true accounts some are based on feelings. If I have trouble writing I go down to the lake and sit and just clear my mind.
Oddly enough, riding public transportation is my preferred 'thing to do' whilst writing. Maybe it's the moving forward that helps the words flow, or images flickering just out of reach - to the conscious me, unseen but noticed in the periphery while I bend to the page.
I also like looking at (a) map(s).
Before I write I do as much research on the topic as I can mangage. While I write I drink coffee. I do what you do when I am correcting my students' homework; it helps me focus.
I play music. I have a playlist of all my video game remixes, so it works perfectly as background music. I tend to stay away from the internet unless I have a topic or research question. If I'm not careful, I can get lost looking up facts and forget the reason for doing so!
Really, doing anything besides writing distracts me too much.
LIsten to music, loudly.
Whether I am at my desk, a coffee shop, or at a park. It never fails to motivate me, and distract part of my brain so I can remain focused.
I listen to music, Play the guitar, practice aerobics, Prepare my food, Do push-ups and answer questions.
I often write with the television playing in the next room just to drown out outside noise. I would really prefer a quiet atmosphere, but that is not always possible.
I actually get most of my research done at night while laying in bed on my phone. I email myself info on the topic, as well as my first draft for the article. In the morning I work on writing/publishing my article. Usually I'm trying to write during my son's nap time, so it's usually quite in the room. Before he was born, I used to listen to rock, very loudly, whilst I wrote.
I like to be totally by myself when I write. Peace of mind and calm are important factors for me- and not loud music and stuff (No offense; to each his own)- as I express my work in words. A pen and a vessel (us) for writing. And I feel that it should be so.
I listen to my local radio station. It keeps me up to date on news and public opinion as there is a current affairs talk show in the mornings.
I like it on in the background and mentally tune in and out as I write. If a topic is too interesting, it can be a distraction and if I need to concentrate especially hard I'll turn the sound of for 10 minutes or so until I've finished writing the part I was stuck on.
by Earl S. Wynn 7 years ago
What are your techniques for increasing your writing productivity?What do you do that really makes you jazzed about writing?
by lrohner 7 years ago
What kind of music do you like to listen to while you're writing?
by Jake Frost 6 years ago
Do you listen to music while you write?I am writing a hub right now and am in the midst of deciding whether to listen to music or not. I seem very concentrated in the silence but find myself getting bored. Would music be too much of a distraction? If you do, what sort of music is it?
by milleramanda53 23 months ago
Do you listen to music while writing? What kind?
by Lisa 7 years ago
Any advice to help me get inspired?I have been having a difficult time coming up with ideas to write and even if I do have an idea I can't seem to get myself to just sit down and finish a hub. Any advice?
by Healing Herbalist 6 years ago
What kind of music do you listen to while writing?Do you write better to a face paced tempo, or a slow one? Can you tell us why?Is there a particular singer or group that you listen to while writing? I tend to do a lot of writing to Barry Manilow. Yes, I said Barry Manilow.
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