I’ve been writing pretty seriously for about a year now, and I’ve noticed a bit of a trend. Certain albums and certain stories go together. Whenever I start a new story, whatever I’ve been listening to will always put me back in that place if I walk away from my writing for a moment. Often, the characters bring their favorite music with them- Cera is a fan of Sheryl Crow, for example- and sometimes I find the stories within the music when I’ve been otherwise stuck (Kain and Kaiya have made it so that I cannot listen to Nothing Left to Say by Imagine Dragons without becoming completely heart broken).
Not every story has it’s soundtrack, but I thought I’d make a list here, in case I ever need it again.
The Asylum: So, so varied. Too many characters for just one album, I think. But Oingo Boingo will always make me think of Kain, who also tags along on Depeche Mode with Seth. And the ending song from Mirror Mirror (I Believe, I think) will always make me think of Naj.
Summer Spiders: Zig and David Bowie are married in my head forever.
Haven: …not a lot makes me wanna write Rain, actually. Who is surprised there?
Shadows: The Cure. The Cure will always make me think of Jack.
Kain and Kaiya: Nightvisions. Strangely enough, Imagine Dragons also makes me think of avians, for whatever reason.
Cera’s story: Cheryl Crow and Bree Sharp, so far.