Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Do you have a song for your MCs?

So, I'm writing away. In fact, I don't want to stop. I even want to start revising the other WIP. I must concentrate on one at a time, right? As with everything I write, I have soundtracks that inspire me, and help me see my characters. You all know this. Since I write a lot of romance, okay, who am I kidding, pretty much everything I write has romance in it, my couples seem to have their song.

You  know when you're in a relationship and there's that one song that seems to define you as a couple. After you're married, you still have that one song too. You know "that" song, the song that made the stars glow extra bright, and made the world stand still as you and your love stare at each other in a dreamy state.

Sorry, I got away from myself. Anyway, my MCs, yeah, those couples have songs too. Okay, maybe it's just me, but I do have songs for them. No, I'm not crazy. At least, I don't think so. :) But I do have songs that put my sweet little couples in that dreamy state when they look at each other.

For my WiP #1 Ian and Anna's song --I will follow you into the dark by Death Cab for Cutie. You can check it out here. I'm not sure if it will work you tube was a pain this morning. Yeah, it's a little morbid, but it fits them, perfectly. Since this has been the longest story I've been working on, these two have two songs. The other-- Letters from the Sky by Civil Twilight.

It totally gives me the chills and makes the characters appear to me in a very real, and I mean real, visual.

For my WiP #3 Will and Livie's song--The Cave by Mumford and Sons. This fits them perfectly, and it fits the feel of the story.

For my WiP #4 Graham and Sadie's Song--Modern Love by Bloc Party. I'm such a sucker for british rock, especially indie. Since I'm working on this one right now, I've been groovin' to a lot of punk rock and indie british rock. I've been a fan of Bloc Party for a while and love them to pieces. This totally fits the feel of this story, and, boy, do they rock.

All my soundtracks are in my music tab above. If you've been following me for a while, you know music is a huge, really humongous, inspiration to my writing. That's probably why I like to talk about it so much.

Do you have any songs that totally fit your MCs, making it their song?

I hope to have an awards post Friday. I've been on a roll with writing so that seems to take up a lot of my time, when I have it.

Have a great day!


  1. I wind up listening to a song (or several) more often when I work on a manuscript, especially in the edit stage. Next thing I know, I have a soundtrack!

    Mumford & Sons has such good songs, except I can't stand the lead singer's voice.

  2. I can't say that I do. At least not for my current WIP. With my other WIP, there's an Avril Lavigne song that works for the love interest, and one for the mc. Great idea though.

    Happy writing, Christine!

  3. I don't end up having a specific song but a certain sound that reflects the mood of the my story. I love those songs!

  4. Haha I love how we did similar posts today:-)

  5. This is too fun, Christine! I never thought to give my MC couples a song. I listen to music while I write but hadn't specified one per couple. I may have to try that!
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  6. i have two songs for Arathor and Tiana - the lullaby from the locket that Davy Jones has in Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3, and the song that Robin and Marian dance to in the newest Robin Hood movie. i also have a song for Arathor called Farewell to Yesterday. all very inspiring.

  7. The Cave is one I listen to alot when I'm writing Calder and Bree. The other two songs that really speak to me and that I consider "their song" are:

    Awake My Soul by Mumford & Sons

    Infinite Arms by Band of Horses

    I'm so with you on the indie that stuff.

  8. for my MS that's going out, I made a soundtrack. It was the first time I'd done it, but it helped me so much having more than one WIP and keeping my thoughts straight! LOVE that first song! ooo... nice. Music is a huge inspirational tool~ :o) <3

  9. I have tons of songs that inspire my MS, although not ONE that is A and T's "song". They are both songwriters, so I have a bunch that I imagine they would sing to each other.

  10. I definitely have songs that inspires my MC or story. For my completed song I listened to a lot of Disturbed with a main song of "Down with the sickness" for my MC. That described her perfectly.

  11. I love music, but I can't write with it. I get all tense and have a hard time thinking. Strange, I know. I'm envious of those who can. Happy writing!

  12. These are all great picks! I love Awake My Soul by Mumford and Sons and No One's Gonna Love You by Band of Horses for my MC.

  13. Nope, I don't have a song for them, but I like the idea. :)