Music is used for many reasons by people. Whether it is rap or heavy metal to get the blood pumping for a workout, acoustics to relax at home, or for any reason, music is the source. How do novelists use music while writing? Personally, I enjoy some Bach, Chopin, perhaps a meditative flute when I’m writing, because it helps me relax, which brings my ideas in to focus. However, that’s not always the case. I like for the mood of the music to match the mood of my characters, as well as the story. Sometimes I like utter silence. Writers may find music distracting . Everyone has their strategy that works for them. What do y’all listen to while writing?