As I’ve blogged previously, when I write, I use music to set the mood, to speak from the characters and to the characters, and to keep me focused. So before I start writing I begin a playlist for every novel.
My playlist for Stinger and Bow posed a bit of a challenge. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to read that I don’t share too many musical preferences popular with thirteen-year-olds. So I tried to pick songs that worked in context of the story, but also had a lively, female-centric voice/vibe to them. Even if Rachel might not listen to these artists, she’d appreciate what they’re saying.
Rachel also isn’t nearly as moody as Firebird Alex is, so while I chose songs that capture her moments of introspection, tension, and doubt, overall her music tends towards the upbeat, just like she does.
I put together a YouTube Playlist of all the songs:
And here’s the list of the individual songs and artists:
Please feel free to grab the above songs from your music service of choice. If you’re an iTunes user, you can grab them from this list: Stinger and Bow
I think they’re good songs, and I think they help set a mood that works with the novel. Enjoy!