1. As even literature’s most celebrated authors know, working on longer pieces can make you want to do this sometimes.
And listening to most kinds of music as you write is just going to screw up your focus even more. The key to scoring a block of time spent hunched over your keyboard is sticking to lyrically sparse tracks. Ambient music is great for this – it provides an interesting backdrop for your words, but doesn’t crowd them out with someone else’s. The following playlist will engage your ears without distracting you from your literary or scholarly pursuits, leaving you free to pen your masterwork. Press play and before you know it, you’ll be all like: