Sherri Lupton Hollister

Song Inspiration

Are you inspired by music? Do you listen to the radio or down load certain songs while writing? Brigid Kremerer has a song list at the back of her Elemental books. The songs inspire her characters and her writing.

I love to listen to music when I write and some songs really inspire my characters, their emotions or actions or get me in the mood for certain scenes.

I used the country love song “51-50” in my Southern Romantic Thriller to show my hero’s reaction to the heroine. I began thinking of other love songs I could use to set the tone of my small town series. Love songs that came to mind were “I Fell In Love in the Back of a Cop Car” and “I Want to Check You for Ticks”.

One of my all time favorite rock ballads is “She’s My Cherry Pie”, “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “When I See You Smile” make me think of my heroines Rae Lynne Grimes from Chrome Pink and Jane Harrell from Plain Janie.

What do you use for inspiration? What kind of music does your characters listen to? What gets you in the mood to write?

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