I have tried a couple of times to write while listening to music and I honestly find it taints any given scene I might be working on... I'll give you an example, I came across this piece of music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25i56AWtFqk I happened to be attempting to write at the same time as listening to it, and the scene I came up with was awful, I won't give you any details on it. But let's just say it wasn't anything to be proud of. The emotion of a song seems to creep into the creative process for me and literally pollute my writing. What about you guys, do you find it helpful listening to music? If so what music? Do you listen to music to help inspire the emotion you are trying to convey in a scene? Or do you find silence preferable?