Are there certain types of songs that are the backdrop for the scenes swirling in your head, or is it just me?
All of my novels have songs that I either write or hear that I associate with the story – so, I play the songs while I’m brainstorming.
For example, with one of my contemp romance’s, the song is You Got Me by Colbie Caillat
I wrote an instrumental piece to go with my historical novel, but I also am inspired by Nickelback’s Far Away.
I just discovered a new song that has so many of the elements for a new novel idea (part of my contemp romance series). The style of the music and message are perfect for this novel. The song is called It’s all about your Heart by Mindy Gledhill.
As crazy as it sounds, I even have a song that fits my Speculative Fiction novel. It Is You I have Loved by Dana Glover.
I’ve created a Playlist of songs that are particularly inspirational to me – spiritually and with my writing, so that as I listen, my mind is sifting through my stories and trying to make the images more vibrant.
Somewhere in my brain, there’s a story for the song When Did You Fall by Chris Rice – but I only feel it percolating back in my mind. The story is yet to unfold 🙂
Do you have songs that inspire you in your writing?