on Kobo Writing Life:
Writing any kind of musical piece, from composing a Brazilian samba song to a Hollywood movie soundtrack, is an inherently creative process.
Does it follow then, that listening to music will help you write a better novel?
It depends on the type of music and varies from writer to writer.
Viet Thanh Nguyen listened to rock music while writing his Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Sympathizer.
Lori Osterberg, an international bestselling romance novelist, creates a playlist for each book she writes.
I listen to instrumentals while I write, and I wanted to share how it can enhance the creative process.