If you’re like me you can’t work well when there are too many people talking.
I can’t read if someone is talking. I get too distracted by what they’re saying. It’s hard to write when people are talking because then my fingers end up typing their conversation as my ears become in tune with their voices.
However, I don’t necessarily like it to be silent when I work.
I go to my local bookstore every week to get some work done and sit in the cafe. It’s always busy. They are always a lot of people there. However, everyone’s voices blend in together that I don’t actually hear anyone speaking. That is, unless they’re sitting right next to me talking directly to me.
Even then I still don’t hear them sometimes.
On days when I can’t go to a cafe or my bookstore, I use a website called Coffitivity. It has a range of coffee shop sounds on a loop for you to listen to while you work.
I also listen to instrumental soundtracks including:
–The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
Those movies have wonderful scores and if you enjoy video games and listening to The Legend of Zelda soundtrack is great as well.
Then there’s also YouTube. I listen to a lot of YouTubers (mostly because of the video games) so if you enjoy that then you’ll love to listen to Smooth McGroove. He recreates various video game music in a cappella.
There’s also Taylor Davis who recreates video game, anime, and movie soundtracks with her violin. She also has a range of original songs as well.
Lindsey Stirling is last on the list. She too plays the violin and has a lot of original songs. She also does a few covers herself.
Music is a wonderful thing. I think it really stimulates your brain and gets your mind flowing with energy. As long as it’s not a distraction, it really does help when you’re working on a project.
What kind of music do you listen to while you write?