Music to Write by

My latest blog for the team at Surrey New Writers Festival on the importance of background music while writing.

Surrey New Writers Festival

Each writer-in-the-making has their own method to spark creativity or break through procrastination, lack of motivation and writer’s block. Several bloggers from the Surrey New Writers Festival team have already written some great advice on this subject, so I thought I would explore my own take on this — the importance of background music.

“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.”

Elton John

I have finally found time to write. I have cleaned my desk, turned off my phone, put aside distractions, filled my water bottle. There are no more excuses. So, before I put pen to paper – or more accurately, keystroke to screen – there is only one thing left to do. This is to select the music that will inspire my words for the next few hours.

Some writers cannot work to background noise. But for…

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Published by A.J. Comley

Fantasy, Sci-fi and horror writer. Gaming blogger. Heavy metal bassist. Forger of worlds.

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