I usually don’t listen to music while writing but I know other authors do. I spoke to a few writers at Imaginarium in July. I gave it a shot. It didn’t work out so well for me. I do better with white noise. I’m interested to know what works for you! Music reduces stress and anxiety, puts you in a better mood, and boosts your imagination. It stands to reason that it would help you write, right? Studies have shown that music with lyrics causes your brain to be less productive.