Playlists and Ambient Background Noise

When I write, I like to have rain.  If it’s a beautiful sunny day, I still like to pretend there’s rain.  I use http://www.rainymood.com/ to get that happening.

Then I’ll have some music on.  I can’t write to anything with lyrics, I find it too distracting.  So I go for classical, or, more often lately, movie soundtracks.

I tailor playlists to whatever it is I’m writing.  My space western short stories have all been written to this one, and it’s proved helpful for other genres as well, lending a little bit of edge to my characters which I’m diggin’.

So, that’s that.  Noisy neighbours, traffic, the trains rolling by a hundred feet from where I sit, all fade away as I am pulled into focus by rain and music.

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