I can’t write in silence. Silence threatens to overwhelm me, but since words distract me, I listen to a lot of instrumental music when I’m writing. I used to download guitar riffs from unknown musicians, but lately, I’ve found myself drawn to tribal house.
My music has to be instrumental. If there are words, I tend to stop and listen. Unless it’s Hindi music (because I write in English, the words don’t get muddled).
What about you? What do you listen to when you write?