Welcome to Day 3 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words – March 2019. We hope you are finding it challenging and exciting. Today we’re are asking you: What sounds do you write to?
What sounds do you write to?
Have you noticed that we often get our best ideas when we’re in the shower, brushing our teeth or washing the dishes? It seems as if when we’re doing things that don’t take much attention, we come up with creative ideas! Perhaps, this explains why.
“A moderate level of noise enhances creativity compared to both low and high levels of noise. Moderate background noise induces distraction which encourages individuals to think at a higher, abstract level, and consequently exhibit higher creativity.”– Source: Exploring the Effects of Ambient Noise on Creative Cognition
Maybe that’s why people like sitting at coffee shops when they’re being creative – the clatter of the cups and the chatter of other guests is just the kind of noise to get your creative juices flowing.
Talking about coffee shops, here’s a great website that provides you with the sound of a coffee shop while you write! Try out Coffitivity to hear that.
I’m love to write as I listen to the rain filtering through the trees outside my window. I love the sound of rain – it helps me be more creative. You can listen to the sound of rain too as you write via Rainy Cafe.
Some research, not taken seriously any more, pushed several people towards making their children (even in the womb) listen to classical music to improve intelligence. Called the Mozart Effect, loads of people bought into the idea that ‘listening to Mozart makes you smart’.
I love Mozart – I guess that’s because I heard a lot of his music growing up. He was my grandfather’s favourite composer, and that my grandfather was one of the most intelligent and well-read people I’ve had the pleasure to know. He went blind in his sixties, but he could tell you on which page of which book you could find a particular piece of information! An engineer, a musician, an informal historian, a Latin scholar! Was it the Mozart effect? Who knows? But I’m sharing this lengthy piece of music that you, like me, might like to work to.
What sounds do you write to?
Day 3 prompts
We shared the prompts in our post announcing the Festival, but I’m sharing the Day 3 prompts again here. Choose anyone. Write a post based on the prompt.
- One word prompt – Serenity
- Quote prompt – The function of freedom is to free someone else – Toni Morrison
- Picture prompt
Link/ Badge/ Hashtags
Link to Write Tribe in your post and write ‘I’m Writing Bravely for the Write Tribe Festival of Words – March 2019’
Use the hashtags #writebravely #celebratewritetribe
Add your link, read other post and share
Add your post to the linky – based on whether it’s a fiction post or a non-fiction one. Read the other posts shared here and share on social media with the hashtags for the Festival.
The linky opens at midnight on 6 March and closes at 11 pm on 7 March (both times in IST)