As I’m preparing for NaNoWriMo, I’m looking for new and inventive ways to get inspired to write. I hit upon the idea of using music to help me identify with my POV characters (and perhaps some of my secondary characters, as well). I love music. I don’t listen to it while writing, but lately jamming down before writing has been big boost to my creativity levels.
To celebrate the love I already have for some of these characters, I’m going to occasionally blog their songs, starting today…with Rafael’s opening chapter song, Disarm, by Smashing Pumpkins. This song represents the brutal and complex relationship that exists between the teenage Rafael and his father in the opening of the book. These will be hard scenes to write.
Rafael is pictured on my book cover image.