Can Music Influence your Writing?

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How this affects me

For me music is a big part of my life as well as my everyday life, I cannot remember the last time I have gone through a day without listening to at least one song or even a jingle. I listen to many different types of music from heavy metal to classical music and every genre can evoke different emotions that can have a major impact if you are doing a piece that requires creative writing. For most people, it may be a distraction but for me, in some way, the high volume of different sounds helps me concentrate even more, no matter what genre of music I am listening too. If let’s say I am going through a more of a rough day and I find it difficult to concentrate or to find my desired words to “put on paper” I always count on classical music especially Chopin and Beethoven.

Emotional turnover

As most writers, we all have our unique style of writing based on the vocabulary that we use as well as emotions we portrait through the narrow rows of our words. Emotions can have a high impact on our work and it is true that many things throughout the day can influence your emotions from positive to negative or vice versa. But, as many of us come back to the keyboard to write with passion in order to relax after a long day, so as many come back to music and some just as me, may combine them both to create something in which they find brilliance.

Influencing performance in writing

We all as writers have our good and bad days and by bad I refer to the days where you are too tired or just not in the mood to write. It happens to me and there are different ways that I get through that. However, the best way for me is to put my headphones on and start cracking and little would you know that you would not even realize how quick a song finishes and after that, you would not realize when having written 1000 words or where have 2 hours gone. It is true that this would be much more effective for creative writing.

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