Same. I can't focus when there are voices. I have a pair of noise cancelling headphones and a white noise app I use to tune out ambient conversations. Sometimes I'll put on something classical or a movie soundtrack. Anything with lyrics or chatter gets saved for when I'm doing something brainless, like dishes or laundry.My choices are either silence (the better to hear the voices in my head), or chill electronic music with no voice preferred. I'll accept a sample loop, but when there are lyrics, I start hearing those instead of the narration and dialogue.
I don't.... I'd still like to know what you folks listen to when writing/LARPing/ involving yourself in fantasy settings.
There's something to that.I'm beginning to wonder if it should be music for thinking and silence for writing, at least for me.
That's a perfect description for me. At times, I find myself thinking of music when pacing scenes. It has to do with the amount of time it takes music to really delve into an emotion. There are places where the writing needs to slow down and dwell on a moment to really drive it home.I'm beginning to wonder if it should be music for thinking and silence for writing, at least for me.
Unfortunately for me, I'm listing down what my two characters are/have been singing on top of their voices in the car they hijacked from the little kitsune's elder brother... rather than me telling them what to sing.