Do you prefer to listen to music while you're writing? Or do you prefer silence? Do you find music helps to inspire you while writing? Do you listen to music that fits the mood of what you're writing? Or do you just put your favourite music in the background and it inspires you to write better because it motivates better or it helps bring out feelings that enrich the writing? Or do you find that any background noise distracts you from writing so you prefer silence? I'm interested in these questions because I find that music in the background often helps me to write in a more inspired, emotional and atmospheric way. But the music doesn't necessarily have to fit the mood of what I'm writing. But some music distracts rather than helps (rap for example) and I can also write fairly adequately with absolute silence (though music helps me to feel happier and thus more motivated) I'm just interested in other writers' opinions on listening to music while writing.