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Crazy, or just a writer?

Earlier this week, interviewed by Morgen Bailey, I was asked if listen to music while writing. I replied – a little pompously – that I need complete silence so I can concentrate. When the Metro (Wednesday, June 8, 60 second interview) put the same question to Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) he told them, ‘I don’t listen to music any more because I need to listen to the voices in my head. That’s the good thing about being a writer – you can tell people you need quiet to listen to the voices and they’ll say, ‘That’s very interesting,’ instead of: ‘That’s very crazy.’  I think I’ll go with his answer in future.