This week at the YA Carnival we are going to talk about music. Do we listen to music when we write? What music do we listen to? Why is it important?
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Music is extremely important to me when I write. Personally, I think books should come with a soundtrack. :) So what do I listen to when I write? It depends on the scene and what sort of mood I am trying to set. Here is a short list of songs I've used.
1. Crushed: If you've read it, you know there is a sultry and beautiful scene between Zach and Kristen where they dance together and share a romantic evening. I call it 'the red dress scene.' For this scene I listened to Lady in Red by Simply Red. It's the song they danced to, so I listened to it over and over as I choreographed their dance.
2. Witch Hunt: I listened to the songs the kids were listening to at the time. The Squad likes to get together and dance and sometimes throw spells at each other.
3. Bait: This is a top-secret project at the moment, and I don't want to give away too much. So I'll just say that I listen to Chris Daughtery and his band while writing for the lead in this book. Listening to great music while writing makes it awesome fun to write.
4. Vampires Rule: I know I listened to a lot of music while writing this book, but I can't remember a single song now. Wow. Blows my mind how quickly I forget.
5. Crushed: I also listened to a lot of Avril Lavigne while writing this book, or as I like to call it angry-girl music.
So that's it. That's how I use music to write my books. Happy writing!