Sometimes when I write, it has to be totally silent. However, 99% of the time, music is required. Next to water, music is my muse. For DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, I discovered right away, my protagonists voice came out the easiest whenever I listened to classic rock. I was A-OKAY with that. There are so many amazing bands to choose from, while paying homage to the amazing music of the past.
Music has it’s own role in this novel and some amazing songs are referenced. Even though I wrote this novel quickly, I found myself like this:
Below is what contributed to my madness as I wrote.
Pretty Hurts, Beyonce
Fortunate Son, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Gold On The Ceiling, The Black Keys
Dream On, Aerosmith
Bleeding Out, Imagine Dragons
You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Rolling Stones
Unconditionally, Katy Perry
The Needle and the Damage Done, Neil Young
Secrets, One Republic
Highway To Hell, AC/DC
I Will Possess Your Heart, Death Cab for Cutie
Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin
Nothing Else Matters, Metallica
Seven Wonders, Fleetwood Mac
Fat Bottomed Girls, Queen
Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey
Counting Stars, One Republic
Every Breath You Take, The Police
Hey Hey What Can I Do, Led Zeppelin
Now, listen to them below!