A lot of people create a playlist for their novels or short stories. I know I do. It gets me into the mood as I’m writing the novel. When I hear the songs, my brain immediately triggers that story and I begin to process different possibilities and ideas, without even really realizing it.
Have you ever used a song as a springing off point for a novel or a short story? Or a scene in your novel?
Music is riddled with passion and emotion. It’s filled with characters and heart-wrenching perspectives. And we can learn from it. Consider the following two songs and think of scenes that you could possibly create for your own short story or novel that incorporate it. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to incorporate it exactly. In fact, it shouldn’t. Maybe you glean that your character learns something similar to what the singer learned. Or maybe she’s experiencing similar emotions. Or maybe he understands a concept in a uniquely personal way for the first time.
What songs have YOU used for inspiration?
Share some of your ideas!