Monday, April 15, 2019


I am not musically inclined. I sing off-key, I can't play an instrument and I couldn't find a beat if it walked up to me and shook my hand. But, that does not stop me from giving it my all when my favorite songs come on the radio.

Before I start writing, I create a playlist of the songs my characters would listen to. Since I write historical fiction/romance, this means hours of researching the songs that were popular during the time of my novel.

Each song on my playlists are chosen, not only for their ability to transport me back in time, but their ability pull me into a scene (whether it is a repast or a street party or the moment my characters decide to be together for the first time).

My current work-in-progress has a lot of dance hits, including I Like What You're Doing to Me by Young & Company.

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