This is a slightly revised update of a post I originally submitted back in 2014.
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It seems that many writers have a preference for silence when they sit down at their keyboards to work on their novels, short stories etc. There is an obvious logic to this preference, yet it is one that has never worked for me. Whenever I have attempted to write in complete silence, I’ve found that my mind is much more prone to wandering; meaning I am unable to concentrate fully, resulting in me being more easily distracted, which of course means getting less writing done.