Tuesday, December 1, 2009


As I write, I listen to music.  Every once in a while, a song will pop up that just suits the book or a character to a tee.  I thought today I'd share the soundtrack that fits for Oracles Promise.  We'll see how this goes.

I can't find them all in the playlist creator.

The playlist is in the sidebar. I think.

Here are the songs for the full list, including what I couldn't find on the site.

Bigger than My Body by John Mayer
You Found Me by Kelly Clarkson
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of by U2
The Best Thing by Savage Garden
Elgar/Something Inside from the August Rush soundtrack

Then for my climax, a medley of Mozart:

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Allegro
Symphony No. 40 Allegro
Piano Concerto no. 21: Andante
Symphony No. 40 "Jupiter": Moldo Allegro
Clarinet Concerto in A: Adagio

And for scenes with a certain character:
Violin Concerto no. 3 Adagio

And for a mysterious character:
Around the Corner of Your Eye by M2M


  1. I love coming up with the soundtrack for my books. So much fun!

  2. Thanks, Roni! This one was kind of fun. I forgot a couple of songs so I just added them to the list in the post. I don't know if they're available at the site where you make the playlist though.

  3. I'm not sure if I've heard any of those or not, I'm hopeless at paying attention to who does what and what it's called lol.

    I love classical as a mood invoker-emotions, drama...

  4. I love listening to classical while I write. I can't usually do songs with words in them- they choke up my brain and then I can't think of the words I want for my story.

  5. Great soundtrack! One of these days I will have to post my own. Like you, I listen to music while writing. Sometime a song just "fits" the scene so well it's like the music is telling you what to write.

  6. WOW! With a soundtrack like that as you write, I am very curious about your books and stories! Love the lsi - diverse and much of it evocative & powerful.

    I totally get what you mean about music and characters. My sleuth is wandering around tow with her MP3 player blaring away, and I think I hit the mark with the songs I mention from her playlist.

    Music can define a charcater (to a certain extent). What they listen to can tell readers a lot about them (but there are always exceptions).

    Listening as I write may influence me or bring out things about a charcater that I didn't know myself...

    Great post! Jill

  7. GREAT choices for your soundtrack! I really need to think about mine. I found myself listening to the "Atonement" score very often when I write this story. I highly recommend!

  8. Deb, I know what you mean. I'll get a CD and realize that I know more songs than I thought.

    Stephanie, Songs with lyrics don't bother me so much, but the classical pieces just really work for the climax.

    Katie, Thanks! It's so great how a song will just come on that absolutely fits a character or a scene.

    Jill, thanks! It's definitely an interesting book. I'm enjoying it. Very true about music and our characters.

    Julie, thanks! Music is great for writing.

  9. Awesome songs! I have to say, I couldn't write without music. My recently finished ms and currently in progress wip are both results of songs I love.

  10. Thanks, Windy. Music makes the world go round in a way. Harmonics of the universe, and all that. That's so cool that songs sparked story ideas.

  11. I've done character casting but never sound tracks, although my second book had a piano playing MC and I had song lyrics in several scenes and I had to have that song playing in the background while I wrote/reviewed the scene.

  12. Julie, I've done character casting as well. Just living out the small fantasies to keep me going on writing.


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