Monday, August 31, 2009

What atmosphere is best for your creative juices?

Another poster brought up that she liked to listen to music, so I thought it would be interesting to see what conditions best suit you when you write.

I have different ways depending on the mood I am in. Once in awhile, I like to have everything perfectly quiet. No T.V., no music, no kids, no hubby, nothing. Unfortunately I do not get that very often. On days when everyone is home, I often go to my playlist, slip on the headphones and try and drown everyone out.

The problem with this is that the music can turn out to be a distraction too. I will find myself bopping my head to the beat, and one time, I actually typed the lyrics to a favorite song. Other times music really helps me to write. It flows into my words. On these days, my writing seems to shine. The characters. The scenes seem to be filled with life. I happen to love those days.

What about you? How is your best writing created?

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