Writing on Mute

December 7, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

Even though James McBride (new National Book Award winner for The Good Lord Bird) is an accomplished jazz musician, he doesn’t listen to any music while writing. “Because I’m a musician, listening to music is…it’s a bit like work for me,” he told The Daily Beast for the “How I Write” series.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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