I’m realizing that certain songs help me get into the minds of my characters. Volbeat and Disturbed help me get into Cain’s head, my damaged hero. Sara Bareilles’ song Gravity helps me get into Riley’s head when she’s trying to come to grips with the complicated man who is, has and always will be her one and only love. Bo truly does follow Claire “down through the eye of the storm” just like in one of Shinedown’s ballads. And Miracle is Riley through Cain’s eyes.
What about you? What songs make you think of the characters in your life? What’s YOUR soundtrack?