April 6, 2014

Girl Eating Cake

Using Music to Inspire Your Writing

For me, music plays an important part of the stories I write. First of all, I use songs to help me focus on the mind set of my characters. What are they thinking? It can help me push the plot along. They can even appear in the book. A few of these did. Sometimes, I use song titles to help me come up with the title for the book. In the end, I did not choose a song for the title. But along the way “So Right with You” did go through some title changes, including Her Secret Santa, Just a Kiss (Lady Antebellum) and More than a Kiss (Tommy Conwell). This last song was a great song for thinking about the mind set of Garrett. I still love it. Here is the playlist for Chloe.


Wake up call * Maroon 5

Part of Me * Katie Perry

Satellite * Peter Conway

Ain’t No Other Man *Christina Aguilera

Heaven*Bitter Sweet

Breathless *The Corrs

Falling Even More in Love with You*Lifehouse

More than a Kiss*Tommy Conwell

She’s Everything*Brad Paisley


Lead Me On*Gloriana

Beautiful*Mariah Carey

You’re Going to Fly*Keith Urban

Hip to My Heart*Band Perry

Eternal Flame*Bangles

The Way You Look Tonight*Harry Connick Jr.

It Had To Be You*Harry Connick Jr.

Daylight*Maroon 5

Sad*Maroon 5

Truly, Madly, Deeply*SavageGarden

Marry Me*Train