FOLLOW THE HEART: The “Soundtrack”
Because I cast my characters and scout my locations pretending like I’m making a movie, of course I have to have a soundtrack for each of my stories as well. It started with Stand-In Groom, in which music plays a major role in the story (click the title to see the playlist).
In Follow the Heart, not only did I need music to listen to while writing that would put me in the right frame of mind for the tone/characters/story, I needed to make sure that any music I mention by name in the book was actually out by early 1851. I also learned a lot about the popular dances at society balls in England in the mid-Victorian era.
While the “soundtrack” for FTH isn’t as well-defined as the one I did for SIG, here’s a sampling of the music that inspired me as I wrote.
Follow the Heart Main Theme
Christopher Dearing’s Themesong
Kate Dearing’s Themesong
Nora Woodriff’s Themesong
Andrew Lawton’s Themesong
LET THERE BE MUSIC AND DANCING!
Music for Writing Inspiration
In addition to those specific songs, there were many more hours of music I listened to, including (click link to listen on YouTube):
Pride & Prejudice 2005
Pride and Prejudice 1995
Cranford/Return to Cranford
North & South (Gaskell)
Sense & Sensibility 1995
Sense & Sensibility 2008
The Young Victoria
And lots and lots of ThePianoGuys.
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