I create in silence, I analyse to noise.
This strange fact hit me this week while trying to write a training program. It just wasn’t working for me and I couldn’t work out why. Then I thought about it and realised I was missing music.
You see, in the time I have been writing creatively I have learnt I work best when I listen to music before I start to write (my happy music) but once I start to write I need quiet!
Yet to write analytically I need to listen to upbeat music while doing research, then music without lyrics (or I find myself singing) while writing the paper.
I guess it’s that right brain/left brain thing again.