DISARM YOU WITH A SMILE
As some of you may know, in my current WIP, there is romance. This has been a new subject for me to write about, being that my first manuscripts focused instead on family and friendships with very little romance. But in WIP, there are quite a few relationships blooming, particularly with my main character.
To those who have been following me for some time now, you’ll know I often struggle with romance in literature. I find it often feels forced or rushed, unrealistic in its approach. I always appreciate a genuine romance, and that’s something I’ve been trying very hard to write within my own work.
I’ll admit, being someone who has about zero experience with relationships, this has proved to be quite difficult. After some time, I think I’ve found my footing with these characters and their relationship, although it will need some work in edits.
Now I wouldn’t have been able to get this far in my novel and develop these feelings so thoroughly without the assistance of music. Music has always been one of my core muses when it comes to writing, and in this novel especially, it has helped take my mind to new places and ideas.
So I’m here today to share some of my favorite lovey-dovey songs that have helped me construct this unbreakable bond between these two broken little lovers of my book.
- arms // Christina Perri
- My Dear // Kina Grannis
- Heart // Sleeping At Last
- I Imagine // Alice and the Glass Lake
- Dear River // Kina Grannis
- Find You // Ruelle
- Un Nouveau Soleil // M83
- A Thousand Years // Christina Perri
- To the Sea // Seafret
- Winter // Kina Grannis
- a la Lumiere des Diamants // M83
- Sun // Sleeping At Last
- Write It in the Sky // Kina Grannis
- War of Hearts (Acoustic) // Ruelle
- Disarm // The Civil Wars
When it comes to romance in literature, what are some things you want to see more of or less of? I would love to hear feedback from both readers and writers alike as to what you think would help improve relationships within books to make them more realistic.
And while we’re on the topic, what are some of your favorite love songs? Which melodies give you those lovely little thoughts, those romantic scenes for your stories? I would love to hear your recommendations!
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