I am listening to Stone Temple Pilots. I have never been able to write without background noise. I have to have the heavy-handed base line in the background to be able to concentrate. Words never come in the quiet. The, almost, overwhelming noise of busy coffeehouses also does the trick. You’ll see me there, one headphone pushed back so that I can listen to the crowd, scribbling in my notebook. I always start writing by hand, computers squash my creative process. This is my method; you’ve read my product.