Yeah, listening to music is a must for me. I go to you tube and find a playlist of the Bollywood songs, and I write along. Of course, I use a table which is small and wooden, I can't write on any other kind of table or those big ones. I sit next to the window. I enjoy writing during the night, but I do write during the day as well.
A wall of distraction. I like to write in coffeeshops and restaurants.
I have lots of pictures of my family (my husband and daughter) on my desk in my office.
Just my computer, cup of tea, notes & coffee sweets.
As little as possible! I don't like distractions, so I write where I have order free from clutter and quiet.
I use a dry ink poster board and yellow tablet to jot phrases and character personalities down. I often reach over in my library bookshelf and read a passage from a favorite author to stay in the venacular I need.
It's what I don't surround myself with that probably best helps me with concentration: I don't have a TV in the room, I don't listen to music, I don't share an office with anyone, I don't join chat discussions or watercooler hangouts, and I don't play games on my computer.
A dictionary, a thesaurus and a good historical resource that is pertinent to my story. I also like some soft jazz playing in the background to keep my muse stimulated.
I have my computer, radio, the TV and a very comfortable couch.
In my study, I surround myself with books, magazines, pictures, stones, leaves, seashells, seeds, memorabilia, empty beer bottles and piles of paper. I feel at home here and write productively but I can never find anything.
My work area although semi retired, is working on renewable energy, which keeps me up to scratch with technology. most of my writing is done of an evening.
I can work in most situations. I cut off the rest of the world as much as possible. Coffee shops are great to work in because they're full of other writers. You can almost feel the creativity flowing throughout the room.