Q is for Quietness. I need a certain quietness around me when I am writing. I often wonder how a few writers can write in coffee-shops or in some public place. If there is any kind of noise I am easily distracted. Actually even my mind has to be quiet. I can never write with an agitated mind or if someone or something is troubling me.
One of my all- time favourite writer says that when he writes he needs a quiet atmosphere. He says that he sits on his bed and writes. If the bed sheet has a print he is distracted and is unable to write. When he is writing, the bed sheets have to be plain white. This is taking the sense of quietness a bit too far.
Even I write on my bed and I am okay with a printed bed sheet. It’s the voices (conversation) that distract me.
Are you very particular about having a feeling of quietness when you sit down to write?
Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.
can never write with an agitated mind is very true.ReplyDelete
I usually have some music playing in the background (preferably instrumental) at a very low volume.
I completely agree with you. By the way, I am interested in knowing the name of the writer whom you mentioned!!ReplyDelete
I like quiet too. I'm amazed by people who write with music going, music with lyrics. If I have music going it's soft new-age, meditative or smooth jazz with no words to distract me.ReplyDelete
I can't write with people around. They are a major distraction to me. However, I often write with music playing and sometimes the television turned on. (Muted of course - that would be overkill.)ReplyDelete
For writing, I can be anywhere. It wasn't always that way, but I've been a mom for a LONG time. Goes with the territory.ReplyDelete
I need the quiet though. As a composer, that's the only way I can hear the melodies in my head. Turn off all noise and listen.
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I have a hard time writing when there is quiet and stillness! I do wear headphones, though, but people would think it was crazy if they realized I write while streaming TV shows. Often I'm only barely paying attention--it's just how I am. I was raised with the TV on all the time, so it works as some kind of stabilizing force...ReplyDelete
I do like quiet but I usually have to settle for headphones with music loud enough to block out my family.ReplyDelete
Hi human, Rachna,ReplyDelete
Quietness would be the ideal. However, it can get quite frantic where I live. A lot of distractions and I cannot get my humans to settle down. This means, I put on some headphones and listen to gentle music while I'm doing my pawsts.
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I need quiet, too. It's the only way I can really focus on the voices in my head. (My post for "q" was "quiet," too. Great minds think alike!)ReplyDelete
I realize what a blessing it is for me to be able to zone stuff out and write in every situation, but I have to have quiet to edit. It's such a different mind set.ReplyDelete
Music!! Classical or instrumental. Husband's 80's rock makes me want to scream... so I just change the channel.ReplyDelete
Wishing you blessings of peace and quiet as you write magnificent prose in a happy, blissful state of being.
Hi friends, I always wonder how some writers write with music playing in the background. I would not be able to think if there was music of any kind in my room while I am writing. Have a Blessed Easter.ReplyDelete
I need quiet when I write. A little noise is okay, depending on what it is. "White noise" like the whooshing of traffic or a vacuum is okay but, like you, I find voices distracting.ReplyDelete
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Me, too. I can't even have music going while I write. Any extra noise makes me nervous when I'm deep in character and plot.ReplyDelete
Yes, I enjoy working in silence. I know that I can work with lots of noise and that is more common, so I will grab quiet any time that I can get it.ReplyDelete
It all depends on my mood, really. Sometimes I need absolutely silence. For more activating scenes I tend to need a bit of action going on around me, though.ReplyDelete