Writing Music

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I know that I, like a lot of my writer friends, listen to music while I write. Over the years I have discovered that instrumentals tend to work best for me because the sound inspires me but I don’t get too caught up in trying to remember words. And, even though, I often get yelled at for humming loudly or turning it up too high, I find that using it to block out all other sounds improves my focus. I don’t just listen to any old instrumentals, though. I’m picky about how my music sounds and if I’m writing a book the tunes I listen to have to be epic and inspiring.

Do any of you listen to music when you write or work? If so, what kinds of music are your favorites?