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Offline Jonathan Hill
23 Jun 2013, 03:21 PM | Post: #11

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I tried Coffitivity twice this morning and each time my computer crashed! Probably says more about my laptop though. It is knackered!
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Offline Mads Sorensen Reading A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter
23 Jun 2013, 03:32 PM | Post: #12

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(23 Jun 2013 03:21 PM)Jonathan Hill Wrote: Wrote:  I tried Coffitivity twice this morning and each time my computer crashed!  Probably says more about my laptop though.  It is knackered!
Haven't tried and probably won't. I have an image of a bowing, black-clad undertaker showing me his selection of burial caskets each time I see the word.
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Offline alexroddie Reading The Terror by Dan Simmons
23 Jun 2013, 05:22 PM | Post: #13

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Intriguing idea. I generally write to classical music, usually tailored to the project I am working on (sometimes even tailored to the specific scene).

At the moment I have a playlist of 1840s Romantic compositions I'm using,
Offline Mads Sorensen Reading A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter
23 Jun 2013, 05:25 PM | Post: #14

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While I like nearish silence when I write, I often get ideas relaxing on the sofa listening to music.
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Offline LexiRevellian Reading A book which I have forgotten to add here
23 Jun 2013, 05:39 PM | Post: #15

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RE: Noise boosts creativity

I like silence to write, but right now they are pile driving for a new hotel next to my workshop, so I've been listening to rain, with thunder you can adjust. 

I expect my next novel to have quite a lot of scenes with downpours...

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23 Jun 2013, 06:32 PM | Post: #16

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I'm another one that needs silence. If I went anywhere outside the home to write, I'd get locked up. I talk to myself - and my characters Smile

So if you see the headline, "Mad woman arrested in Northants - said to be plotting murder", you'll know who it is. Omg
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Offline Kristen Stone Reading Children of the Plantation by Faith Mortimer
23 Jun 2013, 07:19 PM | Post: #17

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Not sure hearing the noises from a coffee shop would help me, can't stand the smell of coffee so wouldn't want to be reminded of it!
I can do certain work with music or even the TV in the background, but I like to write in silence.
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24 Jun 2013, 07:13 AM | Post: #18

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Kirsten, that's a very tasteful blanket you're sitting on in your profile pic.

Is it one you own, or did you hire it specifically for the picture?
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(23 Jun 2013 06:32 PM)lyndawrites Wrote: Wrote:  I'm another one that needs silence. If I went anywhere outside the home to write, I'd get locked up. I talk to myself - and my characters Smile
Ditto
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Offline cecilia_writer Reading Murder by the Glass by Lynda Wilcox
24 Jun 2013, 09:38 AM | Post: #20

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I'm about to test this silence method by going somewhere remote with my netbook - back at the end of the week.

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