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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Music in Me

We all have them--well, a lot of us--those unofficial soundtrack songs you use to write or you envision on the movie that will be someday made from our best selling novel. So I wanted to share a few of those with you today.

First, "Brighter than the Sun" by Colbie Caillat. I picture this for the opening of "My Best Friend is a Super Hero," as Bek gets ready and tackles he new life as a Lincoln Academy student, and preferably just as she sees Adam for the first time in the movie.

Second, the music from Gladiator is always a "go to" for emotional scenes, especially this song "Elysium" and "Now We Are Free."

Elysium by Hans Zimmer on Grooveshark

Third, I write a lot of YA. A LOT. So I unashamedly admit to artists like Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and most other Disney Channel artists, especially when I need inspiration for drama and heartbreak. A couple of my favorites?


"Before the Storm"

Before the Storm (Feat Jonas Brothers) by Miley Cyrus on Grooveshark

And lastly, The Piano Guys are always good for some AMAZING background music for any type of scene--I've been using them a lot while trying to write a Regency Romance. :)

"Rolling in the Deep" cover

"The Cello Song"

It's hard to choose when it comes to The Piano Guys. They have an AWESOME and BREATHTAKING "Bring Him Home" cover and "Nearer My God To Thee." LOVE them.

And one more honorable mention: Lux Aeterna by Requim for a Dream Soundtrack on Grooveshark

That's my music. What's yours?


  1. I love listening to piano music when I write. I love Jim Brickman and Paul Cardall. There's just something so relaxing about the music and it helps me get to a mental place where I can just zone out and write with no distractions.

  2. I am a complete sap for The Piano Guys. I bought their album and listen to their music constantly while I write. Another favorite is an album by David Arkenstone, I don't remember the album's name. I loved your selections. I see I am going to have to go exploring for more writing music. :)


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I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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