Do you prefer any particular music or silence while you write?
I find my productivity sometimes goes up when I’ve got the right music and the right cadence. Which phase I’m in determines what kind of music.
Sometimes I will just shut everything off and write in silence, but that’s unusual. I like music, and I think that in a lot of ways, I treat my writing as music.
My keyboard is not any different than the keyboard on a piano. I want to create an image in someone’s head that could be compared to the way music appears in people’s heads.
And when I think of the people who inspire me, it’s almost always musicians.
Now, I have my favorite writers, but musicians really inspire me because I think there’s something about music that I would like to be able to do, but create as a writer.
I don’t play any instruments, so I have to pretend like I play the keyboard.
Excerpt from my Writers File interview with Kelton Reid.