tisdag 24 april 2012

Music is what feelings sound like

As some of you know music, especially country, for me is a very importent tool and never ending inspiration for me. It has become more common, i think for authors too, to make soundtracks for their novels. As you know I have a special section here on my blog called soundtracks. There you can find I all music that inspired me during writing my novel. I promise you the list will be added more as I keep writing my novels. I also added at what point or emotional scen from were they are played. Because when i write I see all my characters, scens and everything infront of me like a movie.

It´s also my way to escape to my own world. I usual have headphones so I can turn it up and be "in the zone". I get to know my characters emotions and feelings. I also get into the right mood of what Im trying to describe at that moment. Besides country music, I also been inspired by Richard Marx, Bryan Adams, Nickleback aswell as Fort Minor and One Ok Rock among others. The music also varies if I write books for young people or romance novels.

I found an exellent web page from author Paula Roe who talks about this Story Soundtracks that article was very helpful for me aswell as inspiring.

What´s your Soundtrack?

Inspiration for authors like me and you!

 Just checked out a cool site that sells anything from coffe cups, T-shirts and more with cool quotes. I have to say I really want this bag!

I also want all of this! I so love the quotes :)

måndag 23 april 2012

A simple thing called Faith

This is my biggest song inspiration for my novel FOREVER IN MY HEART.It´s a song by country star Lee Ann Womack it´s called There is a GodEverytime I hear this song on the radio I always see this pictures in my head for my novel and I get so inspired. 

The theme of this novel is about faith. Mika lost faith in God the day she lost her husband han she has never been able to get over him yet. Tristan lost his parents at a young age and seen the poverty and hardships of his own people since he was grown up at an Native American reservation. Even if his grandfather are  a traditional man, Tristan see himself as an athiest or looking for something greater. His grandfather always told him of his ancestors and how they all were connected to the nature. Both Mika and Tristan has a deep connection to the nature in their own ways. Together they explore the miracles the nature and Mother Earth has given us. It´s the smallest, simplest things that we all take for granted. I let these lyrics speak for it self.      

Try and put your arms around
the 100 year old tree
Climb up on a horse
and let it run full speed
Take a look down at the world from 30,000 feet
on your next flight

Watch a flock of birds
against the morning sun
Close your eyes and listen
to the river run
Catch a firefly in your hand
or a raindrop on your tongue
That's right

There is a God
There is a God
There is a God
How much proof do you need?

Plant a seed and see
what comes out of the ground
Find the heartbeat on your baby's ultrasound
In a few years hear it laughing,
and don't it sound like a song?

Stop and think about
what you don't understand
Things like life and love
and how the world began
Hear the doctor say he can't explain it,
but the cancer is gone

There is a God
There is a God
There is a God
How much proof do you need?

Science says it's all just circumstance
Like this whole worlds just an accident
But if you want to shoot that theory down,
Look around

Just look around

There is a God
There is a God
There is a God,
How much proof do you need?

Oh there is a God
There is a God
There is a God
How much proof do you need?                   

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do.

tisdag 10 april 2012

Lifestyle of the rich

Hi, this fine evening im busy with some research about the rich people. You know the glamour, money well spent, champange and all that privilegium but also about the people opposite from them, they ones who have to struggle to get trough life.

It´s for my Young Adult novel called Se dig le /Wanna make you smile.

It´s just a work in slow progress. It´s like a romeo/ julia story, forbidden love, cultures, rich people and the one´s from the wrong side of town.

So i researching about, lifguarding, country /privat clubs, community service + 1, my characters lifestyles and who they are. You can say getting to know them. And also about Physical therapy rehabilatation and people in a wheelchair+ 1.

After a hit and run my character get´s community service. (he may be little of a bad boy but he has a good heart) and ends up working at the towns luxurious country club as a life guard. He there saves a girl from drowning. Love at first sight comes between them and her snobbis parents. even thou they are eachothers opposites, she´s the rich spiled girl, without dreams, He´s the boy from the wrong side of town dreaming of doing someting meaningfull.  They have one thing in common, it´s the thing that linked them together six months earlier.

 "It's the second best thing you can do with your lips"