|My first music crush|
I tend to listen to music when I write. Maroon 5 has helped improve my mood when suffering from some terrible writer's block, and the song "Lunatic" by Andy Grammer was my theme song while writing The Weather Girl.
Sometimes a song gives me an idea and sometimes I hear that perfect song that matches what I already have written down. I love creating a playlist for my stories. The Weather Girl didn't have any musical inspiration, but it does have its own soundtrack. Of course, there are lots of weather-related songs out there that make the cut simply because they have a weather theme. "After the Storm" by Mumford and Sons. I love, love, love "Rainy Zurich" by The Fray. But my favorite is "Brighter Than the Sun" by Colbie Caillat. It would definitely be Travis and Summer's song!
A good song can bring a scene to life in a writer's mind. It can set the tone for the book or create the perfect mood for writing in general. I am currently hooked on the song, "Say Something" by A Great Big World. It is the song for a new story I am getting ready to write. Every time I hear it, I picture a pivotal scene playing out like a movie in my head with this song playing in the background. It makes me that much more excited to write it!
Do you have a song that reminds you of a certain stories? Share your music inspirations with us!