It depends. I do not need music to write, nor do I create playlists. I have sometimes found a certain artist or type of music to enhance a particular writing experience (John Mellencamp was my go-to for The Invisible Man, and film scores for action pieces), but often whatever music I put on simply slides into the background. It's useful as white noise, keeping the outside world from interfering with the interior one I'm working in, but it's not very effective as inspiration. :)
The background buzz of a coffee shop works just as well.
26 – What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a fic?
27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?
29 – What is your current project or projects?
30 – Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!