Thursday, August 8, 2013

My inspiration- Marina and the Diamonds

Music drives me. If helps me stay focused and get into the scene, the mood and creates an emotion. A while back I fell heads over hills with Marina and the Diamonds again. Her music is truly one of a kind and it appears to be the only music that is really inspiring me for the novel I'm currently writing. There is something magical about Marina. Her voice is very calming and interesting. I'll admit I have listened to her songs non-stop since I started writing this novel again. I can't go by a day without listening to her songs while writing.

It's important while writing to feel emotion. Like one of my favorite quotes go "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader." - George Moore. If you can't get the emotion across you're novel will fall flat. No one wants to read something in which they can't connect to. You'll get bored. So that's how music can help.

Here are some of Marina's lyrics that really help inspire me and fit well for the novel.

"These people are weird in here
And they're giving me the fear
Just because you know my name
Doesn't mean you know my game

I look myself in the face
And whisper "I'm in the wrong place"
Is there more to lose than gain
If I go on my own again? (On my own again)"  


There's a fork in the road
I'll do as I am told
And I don't know, don't know, don't know, don't know
Who-oo-oo-oo-ooo I want to be.

-Mowgli's Road

Running with my roots pulled up
Caught me cold so they could cut
What there was left of love

I'm rootless


Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know oh
I can't let you go, can't let you go oh
I just want it to be perfect
To believe it's all been worth the fight
Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know oh


I've lived a lot of different lives
Been different people many times
I live my life in bitterness
And fill my heart with emptiness

Don't wanna live in fear and loathing
I wanna feel like I am floating
Instead of constantly exploding
In fear and loathing

-Fear and Loathing 

Those are some of my favorite songs to listen to while writing. They have such a deep meaning and rich emotion it's hard not to listen to them over and over again. Fear and Loathing really hits home when I write. The main character in my novel is lonely, out of place and wants to stop being in consent fear that no one will ever accept her. 

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