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Friday, July 3, 2009


Sometimes a chapter just fits with music.

For me, the song Stranded by Jennifer Paige happens to perfectly fit Chapter 30 in Under a Dark Star. I like the Pride and Prejudice video because it suits the conflict of the characters better than the original music video.

Chapter 30 doesn't feature the main characters. It's focused on wrapping up the minor plot line of two supporting characters that have fallen in love during the course of the war and imprisonment and who find they can't go back to the lives they used to lead.

There's something very haunting about being on the precipice about to drop into a new life but not quite ready to let go of the old. It's an excellent place to write a story, and I'm enjoying watching my characters grow and fall off the cliff only to learn to fly.

What about you? Do you ever find a song that captures the feeling behind your work or a piece of your work?


  1. All the time. In fact, I've made soundtracks for my stories and have them on my iPod. I blogged about this a while back and posted one of the songs on the soundtrack for book I. Freckles by Natasha Bedingfield.

  2. I'm tempted to see if I can find a song per chapter for UDS, just as a time waster one afternoon.

    But I'm not sure that's possible.

  3. I have seen this version of Pride and Prejudice about fifteen times. I love it.

    Great song too.

    I agree music is very important part of writing. Someone just introduced me to Midnight Syndicate - a group which will now play a big part in my vampire novella.


  4. Will have to click on song when not next to sleeping toddler. :D

    For me, music and writing don't mix, but I love seeing the ways it does for other people. :D