This song’s on my general writing playlist, but it’s also on my playlist for Sean and Gavin’s story, SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN. I think this time of year will always get me thinking of their story and everyone out there in the world who is without a home. This holiday season, please think about offering up whatever you can to help those in need. If we all give a little–whether it’s time or money–we could make a huge impact.
Not sure why, but I always love listening to this song when I’m writing a first draft. Something about the music and the lyrics heightens whatever emotion I’m going for in a scene. It also just has a really amazing message.
Here are a few of the songs I listened to while writing HOW TO SAVE A LIFE (which has an updated blurb). For each song, some of the lyrics and/or the tone really spoke to me when it came to Kevin and Walter. The blend of passion, emotion, and suspense with this story led to an interesting mix of songs for these guys.
Most of the YouTube videos for these wouldn’t play embedded in the page, so I’ve linked to each. I tried to use the original artist’s version where possible.
Here’s a nice little vid I saw on YouTube (NSFW). It’s a montage of clips from Latter Days. If you’ve never seen the film, definitely check it out. A charming romance about a Mormon missionary and a party boy with a happy ending. And Aaron is just adorable.
“On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, I told my girlfriend to meet me at my parent’s house for dinner. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her in the back of an open Honda CRV and give her some headphones. He ‘wanted to play her a song’…
What she got instead was the world’s first Live Lip-Dub Proposal.”