by Cathy Baker

I LOVE Pandora

Yes, this is an instance where the word “love” is used a bit frivolously but we don’t have a month o’ likeness, so here goes. 

Do you listen to music while writing, doing crafts, reading, etc? 

There are moments I crave silence but when I hibernate upstairs in my writing nook you can be sure Pandora is playing on my laptop. 

My go-to writing music is George Winston’s channel. It’s purely instrumental—perfect for writing. The last thing I need are lyrics competing for my attention.

Get Into The (Writing) Groove: The Absolute Best Pandora Stations for Writers by Script Chix offers some great options for those in search of a channel. 

Pandora is free, but with that comes occasional ad disruptions. You have the option to pay double digits and hear music ad-free, but I have no problem hitting the mute button. I’d rather save my few extra bucks for coffee. 

So, I’m curious. Do you listen to music while writing or performing other tasks? If so, what’s your favorite station? 

“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that
startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson