10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (1)

Introduction Love scenes! I have always been challenged in that department. In my earlier drafts, I either went overboard, or the kisses were underwhelming. Since I write for young adults, it is sometimes difficult to find the right level of heat. I was lucky to come across a song that could inspire me. Blurb EnlyContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (1)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (3)

Introduction Certain songs draw out my creativity. But there are those songs that I attribute only to the project I’m working on. Think of it as a theme song. I found this song while watching an award show. And after I downloaded the song, I played it every time I was about to work onContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (3)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (5)

Introduction I’m not sure when I first encountered this notion. But I was reading an Author’s blog. She expressed that the characters often decided their journey. I learned that lesson the hard way when writing my dystopian novel. Since the cast system idea had been thrown out, I had renamed it “The Glorious Installment.” UntilContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (5)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (6)

Introduction Sometimes a melody alone can inspire me. The song can be the happiest of songs and will lead me down a dark path. The reverse has happened as well. I was a couple of chapters in on my third draft and needed to add more songs to my play list. My friend was dyingContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (6)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (7)

Introduction Character development is one of those skills that I use to struggle with when I was in my early twenties. I would often times research different tactics that could help me. I came across a blog by an author. I can’t remember who it was. But the author made a point that has stayedContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (7)”

10 songs That Inspired My dystopian novel (8)

Introduction I can’t speak for most authors. So, I’ll refrain from saying things like “all authors need this.” What I can say is that listening to music on my ear buds isn’t always enough to get me into the writing mode. What I require is my music and a comfortable surface, like a plush chairContinue reading “10 songs That Inspired My dystopian novel (8)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (9)

Introduction Upon coming up with an idea of a woman marrying someone to gain social standing, I wrote three chapters. While writing the fourth chapter, I ran out of ideas. I had no idea how I wanted the story to work. So the blog and that draft of my story was quickly forgotten about. Yesterday,Continue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (9)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (10)

Introduction Hi Folks My name is Debbie Civil, and music inspires me. In fact, some of my books wouldn’t have come to be without certain melodies. Music is such an important aspect of the creative process that I create play lists on my iPhone for each series. I thought that it would be fun toContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (10)”