Monday’s Muse with Cinnamon and Honey

Even though Monday is half over and I’m half asleep I thought I would throw up something for todays event that’s been inspiring me with my writing. Don’t know what Monday’s Muse is? Visit the link below and see Robin at Cinnnamon and Honey for the details!

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When I write I have to have music and often times I’ll make up a playlist to go with the theme of my books to keep me in the mood of my characters. I’ll change the playlist around or add and subtract songs as needed to keep my inspiration. I find it really lets me dig into a character by matching the mood to a song.

And what better singer songwriter to listen to for a heart rendering themed piece than Colbie Caillat. I first heard her singing with Jason Mraz over at Ruby Red Slippers blog. I was instantly hooked on the sound of her voice and the lyrics of the song. They may be syrupy for some but I really took to the lightness.

One of my favorites is Bubbly from her Coco album. I also like Fine Wire about balancing during a difficult time. You can listen to her songs on her website and purchase them for yourself as well – Colbie Caillat.

However it’s a song from her new album that’s inspired today’s participation in Monday’s Muse. The songs I Won’t and Rainbow really have helped me be a part of my characters angst (cause what’s a love story without angst?).

You Got Me also has a fun sound. Okay I love the whole album! Just check it out. You should also check out who else is playing Monday’s Muse, just click the Guitar above and be transported to Cinnamon and Honey!

What does music mean for you? Does it inspire you to do things?

10 thoughts on “Monday’s Muse with Cinnamon and Honey

  1. You know I can't shut up about my music… 🙂 I wish I could better explain why it inspires me so much, but it always has. It runs in the family too… my brother is a music fanatic and my mom can really sing. I think when you grow up with it being so important, you carry that around for a lifetime! Maybe that's it? ;)I like Colbie… I'll have to check out the whole album.Great muse today, thanks for joining up!

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  2. I need music too! When I first started writing, I figured I should write to classical music. That lasted about a day. I read somewhere that Steven King listens to heavy metal when he writes. My faves? Tool, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Pixies.

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  3. i agree! colbie caillat is easy on the ears. fine wire is my favorite song from Coco. i usually listen to pandora radio. day and night. but i heard they are going to start charging. thankfully, they haven't caught up to me yet 😉 but in the spirit of the “bottom line” i'm sure my days are numbered.

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  4. Gosh, I remember falling asleep with the a.m. radio leaning against my ears. I have always loved music. I can't work out without it. When I go on long walks, the music seems to take me far, far away.

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  5. Gosh, I remember falling asleep with the a.m. radio leaning against my ears. I have always loved music. I can't work out without it. When I go on long walks, the music seems to take me far, far away.

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