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The Music Behind the Story from So Much It Hurts by Dellani


Love in the City

music behind the storySome authors put together playlists for each book, carefully adding songs that set the right mood for the story and they listen to nothing else while they write it. I was never that particular, until I started writing my 2016 NaNoWriMo novel. Unlike most of my books, I had a vague idea of characters and plot before I started. I had the names of the three main characters: Flynn Chancellor, Pia Donovan and Yancy Frederick. I knew they would be living in an old, run down building awaiting repairs. I knew that Flynn would be an artist, Pia a musician and Yancy a business major—all three in college working on advanced degrees. That’s far more than I usually approach a novel with.

Another difference, I had a few songs I had to start each writing session with. The rest that followed didn’t matter that much, but I had to have

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