Kinda curious, so I made a thread... So for those of you that RP and/or write creatively in other ways, how do you write? As in... what's your setting, atmosphere, where do you seek inspiration, etc. I realize this topic is somewhat cliche but it could potentially branch off into something more interesting, lol. Anyway, I myself enjoy listening to music when I write (certainly not as a rule or anything), but that can be a double edged sword. I've found myself intensely inspired by a song, seeing and feeling the mood of what I want to write like a vivid music video, but then once the song ends, it seems to sap the magic of its effect, taking it away with it. I guess this is what loops and playlists are for, but still, sometimes I wonder if I should just avoid it altogether, until I've formulated something concrete on my own first, without any external influences. I have written intensely without music, so it's not like I rely on it. I like listening to music when I RP though. The more incongruous, the more fun. I was listening to Ice Cube while posting in the Pokemon RP earlier... it was comical at the time. Anyway, apart from music... I sometimes consider certain things to clear my mind, to inspire me, such as taking walks, playing piano (which in itself is a whole other artistic and creative endeavor, so perhaps that is not so wise), or even watching a show or a movie. But I feel like these are just excuses to not force myself to face the blank white screen of the text box, the mocking blinking cursor... thing... (what do you call that little line anyway?) Setting's not a huge deal. Somewhere comfy and quiet is all I really need. I'm mostly on my bed anyway, although a chair/desk is nice too.