When working on the sequels to Shadow Born I often listen to music to set the tone for a specific scene I want to work on. I do this in the brainstorming phase, where I picture the entire scene just like it would be in a movie, my character moving around in their environment before me almost as if they I were watching them on a screen. When I put fingers to keyboard and start actually typing out the scene I turn the music off. It can make it harder to figure out word for word exactly what to say. But whenever I’m trying to come up with my next move in the books, music helps me find my place and pace it out.
Some of the music I am currently listening to for scene-inspiration, and because I think these are something Raffin himself might listen to, or they perfectly describe his situation in life, are:
Skillet “Whispers In The Dark” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?
“Titanium” sung by Madalyn Bailey - http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Toxic ‘Melanie Martinez’ The Voice Performance - http://www.youtube.com/watch?
One Republic “All The Right Moves” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Katy Perry “Dark Horse”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Katy Perry “Roar”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Imagine Dragons “Monster”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Imagine Dragons “Demons”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Imagine Dragons “Radioactive”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?
I hope you all enjoy the eclectic music choices. Thank you, Melinda, for having me on your blog!
Author Nicole Camp has written three books to be published by Entranced Publishing.
Her first book, "Shadow Born" will release Oct. 14th, 2013; followed by "Shadow Throne" and the first book in a separate series "The Lady of Ispa : Magic & Meru" sometime in 2014.
Nicole is an ice cream lover, who lives in Arizona with her family and two pets. She is always working on her next writing project. When not writing, she likes to explore the world through photography, snapping pictures of her surroundings.
SHADOW BORN Book blurb/synopsis:
Eighteen-year-old Raffin has been in hiding on Earth since before he was born, but he’s more comfortable in the shadows anyway. He’s part of one of the most hated races in the universe. It’s a secret he’s forced to keep from everyone he meets.
On his first day at a new high school, Arianna Val crashes into his world, literally. One tumble on the track field and suddenly she’s acting like they’re best friends. Worse, Raffin doesn’t mind her invading his shadows — and that’s before he realizes she knows his secret. But, she’s not quite human, herself and her very life force is what Raffin needs to survive.
Can he trust her to keep his secret? Can he trust himself with Ari when his body yearns to drain her soul? Assailed by memories of death and destruction that aren’t his own, Raffin has to come to terms with the truth. He is shadow born.
Social media links:
SHADOW BORN website: https://sites.google.com/site/shadowbled/
Amazon buy-link: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-ebook/dp/B00FV81CF8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381769346&sr=8-1&keywords=shadow+born+%2C+nicole+camp
Barnes&Noble buy-link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadow-born-nicole-camp/1117138778?ean=2940148376064
Smashword buy-link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/367283