I’ve not done this for a while so I thought I would refresh the list and add a few extra songs.
For those of you who have not come across this yet. I use music a lot to write. I don’t write pages of notes on characters or events (it maybe the dyslexic in me that hates that bit lol) instead I allocate songs to characters or events.
If I want to invoke the character or situation I simply play the song and of I type.
What this effectively means is I have built up a sound track for each of my books, and if you know the songs, you should get a feeling for the character or event.
Does anyone else out there use music to write?
Below are some of the songs I use and the books I use them with
The Storm Series
Nathanial’s theme – Behind blue Eyes by The Who
Nathanial and Elizabeth’s theme – Beauty and the Beast by Stevie Nicks
Nathanial and Alexandra’s theme – Got you (Where I want you) by The Flys
Alexandra’s theme – Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by Nina Simone
Kathleen’s theme – Move in the Right Direction by Gossip
Jack Sorenson’s theme – Rule the world by Kamelot
Twever’s theme – Lust for life by Iggy Pop
Twever and Ardo’s theme – I’m not alright by Shinedown
Jane Hughes theme – Heavy Cross by Gossip
Solomon Pace’s theme – Cat People by David Bowie
Mary’s Theme – My Mind’s eye – by Sirenia
Mancer’s theme (The short Story – A firm hand) – Boy and the Ghost by Tarja
Jack Rothgal – Bad Attitude by Deep Purple.
Abigail – Twisted by Skunk Ananasi
The Old Guards Last Stand – Deadlocks by Tristania
The Battle of Crescent Plain – The howling by Within Temptation
The book of short stories ‘The Moonlight Dance’ was inspired by three songs from the Album “Dark Country.” The songs are:
The Blackest hour
The Y Front Chronicles
Scot-01 – Dark by Seasick Steve
The overall feel of the book
Marillion – Forgotten Sons