According to a completely unscientific poll of writers, some can't work with music at all, others have to have it, and of those who write with music, there's a further dichotomy: Team Instrumental vs. Team Lyrics.
If you (like me) find creative inspiration in good instrumental background music, here are some playlists to help us power through like the writing machines that we are, whether we're in the thick of NaNoWriMo, wrapping up a deadline (hold me), or just getting our daily wordcount.
All the beautiful instruments for your writing enjoyment:
For those upbeat, romantic scenes:
If calm and atmospheric is your writing vibe:
Instrumental versions of worship favs:
A mellow and beautiful guitar soundtrack:
Recommended accompaniment for sci-fi/fantasy writers:
Movie score magic:
A bonus acoustic coffee shop mix (not instrumental):
Do you write with sound or silence? Lyrics or no lyrics? What are you working on this week?
Previously a full-time book publicist, Laurie now serves as a virtual assistant and runs a freelance editing and PR consulting business called 1624 Communications.
She lives with her husband and two small children in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they are eagerly awaiting the release of her debut contemporary romance novel in May 2017 from Harlequin Heartwarming.