For me writing and music go hand and hand. When I set down to write I have my notebook, pencil and my iPod. Music helps block out the happenings of the world around me while soothing the characters struggling to be heard. I prefer to listen to classical music when I’m writing so that I can remain focused on the story and not the song lyrics, otherwise the characters get confused and sometimes unruly. With Bach, Chopin and Beethoven playing they are able to relax and get wrapped up in the music and waltz their way into the scene I’m writing.
“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”
― Ludwig van Beethoven
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow