I know I can't be the only one out there who soundtracks for her stories and characters. If Youtube is anything to go by, people see music videos for everything. I am constantly on the hunt for new music, because music opens up creative doors for my process. I see things for my characters and story that I could not otherwise do on my own. Movies and books provide inspiration, but music is in a class all its own.
In celebration of that, I invite my watchers and fellow writing enthusiasts to try a creative exercise: offer up the soundtrack to your own writing. You never know, you might just give someone else the perfect song to complete their own soundtrack's story. It's my hope that people will post a musical narrative that evokes the journey of their characters and story.
Creativity on DeviantArt is far too often seen as a commodity, something to be selfishly hoarded instead of shared. The best sort of creativity is the kind that inspires.
In the spirit of that, since it's the holidays and all, let inspiration ring.
Check out the comments, take a listen, and be sure to leave comments for other people if they leave a song that you like. Especially if it sparks your interest in their story.
I'm not one to be left out, so I will kick things off by offering the first fifteen songs from my dinosaur novel Mark of the Conifer
: 1. The Beginning
- Two Steps From Hell - Unfolding Armies [link] 2. Sunstrike's Clan
- Two Steps From Hell - Adventures of Enchantment [link] 3. Sol's Theme
- Immediate Music - Serenata Immortale [link] 4. Song of the Sauris
- Corner Stone Cues - Madokara Mieru [link] 5. Song of the Droemar
- E.S. Posthumus - Arise [link] 6. Song of the Hadrei
- Chouwa Oto - With Reflection [link] 7. Song of the Theros
- Corner Stone Cues - Ten Years Kashmir (Film Percussion Mix) [link] 8. Leaf's Escape
- Two Steps From Hell - Black Blade [link] 9. The Sea Gods
- Two Steps From Hell - Atlantis [link] 10. Facing the Fire
- Two Steps From Hell - To Glory [link] 11. Courtship
- E.S Posthumus - Manju [link] 12. At the End
- Two Steps From Hell - Crimson Death [link] 13. Legend
- E.S Posthumus - Oraanu Pi [link] 14. Told In Stone
- Switchfoot - The Shadows Prove The Sunshine [link] 15. The Pact
- Angels And Airwaves- The Gift[link]