March 31, 2014

Monday Pep Rally: The Perfect Song

Since we've all gotten so used to getting our thoughts down in 140 characters - and it's fun to keep the conversation flowing - we've take the Pep Rally to twitter! Every Monday, we host a twitter chat and we'd love you to join in. Just keep an eye out for the #MisfitPepRally hashtag!

Like I mentioned in my previous Writing Club Wednesday post, music is a big part of how I stay motivated to finish my projects. Playlists are a huge part of how I and a lot of the other Misfits write, which is why the Band Geek Thursday posts offer such a big insight of our (and our guests')  writing processes.

For me, personally, no matter what kind of project I'm working on, there is always that one song in my playlist that sounds like the world/mood I'm trying to craft in my novel or sometimes even the narrative arc/structure of the novel. Even in times when I feel the least motivated to work on my novel, I can always listen to this song in order to feel inspired about my project again. For the project I'm currently working on, that song is:

"Science and Visions" by CHVRCHES

Although I don't normally listen to CHVRCHES, I happened to run across this song on Spotify and was amazed by how much it "sounded" like my newest project, and it continues to inspire me as I construct the world, characters, and etc. that are going to be in it. Not only do the echoey/other-worldly effects match the supernatural elements of the world, but the gradual increasing in tempo/complexity matches the growing intensity/pace of the events I have planned out for the story. The lyrics also closely match the premise of my novel, which definitely help it be the "perfect song" for the project I'm working on right now.

So the question I have for you today is: Do YOU have a particular song that is a perfect match for your novel? If so, please do share and tell us what about the song inspires you as you write!

Head on over to twitter and use the #MisfitPepRally hashtag to share your "perfect" songs!


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