When writing for extended periods of time, I call upon music as my trusty side-kick. I tend to stick with the instrumental, because they work a special magic (particularly the strings) in provoking my words to work. That and there's just something about words pouring in my ear while I'm trying to pull others out and onto the page that is simply too much for my brain.
Meet Joe Black via
I'm not sure why, but I have an especial affinity for soundtracks that include Meet Joe Black (side note: if you haven't seen this movie, watch is NOW. It's exquisite and at the top of my Movies Too Few People Have Seen List.), Last of the Mohicans, and Schindler's List.
What do you like to whistle while you work?