Music is an important, although overlooked, aspect of writing.
When I wrote back in college, I listened to a lot of heavy metal. I noticed that my overall tone was of anger and immediacy. Of course other circumstances contributed to my tone (financial problems, depression, etc.), but music certainly had a helping hand.
Nowadays when I write, I usually listen to guys like Al Di Meola and Owl City. They’re super-mellow and allow me to think clearly when I write.
What do you guys listen to while you’re writing? Do you have any music on or do you think that silence is golden? Do you prefer ambient background noise to music? I’d like to hear what you have to say in the comments below!!