Writing to Music (Part 2)

Writing (and re-writing) The Descended, I couldn’t get enough of “All we Are” and “Prodigal” by One Republic.ย  I wrote the dance scene between Kieran and Kylei (in the cavernous Roche Rock) to “All that I Am” by The Afters.ย  Something about the passion of that song and that 3/4 time…The fighting scenes I owe to Fireflight, Paramore, and 30 Seconds to Mars.

Songs are just poetry set to music, and there is something about that combination that awakens my soul and unlocks the words that pour onto my pages…

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Writing to Music

I write to music.ย  I suppose I hear the soundtrack of my story and it makes the dialogue, my voice–everything sort of flow together in a united mood.ย  Anytime I write something emotional or dramatic, or heart-wrenching, or lovely…“Liberty” by Keren Ann is my go-to song.ย  I could listen to it twenty times over writing a scene…