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Road Trip Wednesday #77: Your Manuscript Music, Revisited

Easy Vectors - grunge Welcome to our 77th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.




This Week's Topic:
Way back in November 2009, we asked what songs represent or influence your WIP.
SEVENTY road trips later (seriously! seventy!), we're coming back to the topic to ask:

If your WIP or favorite book were music, what song(s) would it be?


Road Trip Song of the Week:
"Paperbag Writer" - Radiohead

Next week’s topic:
TBA

Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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51 comments:

  1. Awesome question! Though I have three short series in WIP mode, "Monster" by Skillet sums them up in one song.

    My WIP novel would be "I'm so Sick" by Flyleeaf.

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  2. Wonderful! And perfect timing, me with a new WIP inspired directly by a song that wouldn't leave me alone:

    http://litfromwoe.blogspot.com/2011/04/hanging-on-chord.html

    Back to grading…

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  3. My current not quite WIP song is "Awake and Alive" by Skillet.

    One of my other books was completely inspired by Avril Lavigne's "I'm With You"

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  4. I love this one! I'd actually heard the song I chose awhile back on the radio. IIt's one I love, and it hit me in that moment how strongly the lyrics evoked the relationships and journey of my WIP

    http://lorarpfictionblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/soundtrack-of-our-stories.html

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  5. love this one.

    http://girlspwn.blogspot.com/2011/04/ya-highway-rtw-sing-to-me.html

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  6. YES! We loves us some music and writing :D Here is mine and Pam's. Again, fun stuff!

    http://seepamwrite.blogspot.com/2011/04/rtw-soundtrack-of-our-writing.html

    BTW- my word verification: dissing. How cool is that??

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  7. Yes. I love this one.

    http://meredithmccardle.com/blog/306

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  8. Love, summer, bugs (of course) and angry boys!
    http://bit.ly/h6nENs

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  9. I'm doing an A-Z blog fest this month and already posted my W blog, but this would have been so EASY and FUN to post about. So, I'll just answer here. :)

    My first WIP: Don't You Forget About Me (Simple Minds) aka theme song to The Breakfast Club

    Second WIP is a warped version of Taylor Swift's You Belong To Me.

    Current WIP: Pitbull - I Know You Want Me

    I put those songs on to "get me in the mood."

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's theme songs!

    PS - my blog today was on Why I Write. Here's the link. I'm sure you all can relate.

    http://alisonmiller20.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-i-write.html

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  10. Heh, this should be interesting. lol Here's mine!

    http://hddodson.blogspot.com/

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  11. Great topic! Here's mine: http://www.rebeccabehrens.com/2011/04/rtw-these-songs-on-repeat.html

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  12. Here's mine!
    http://thewordsonpaper.blogspot.com/2011/04/rtw-books-in-music-form.html

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  13. You know I love questions like this, Kate! Here's mine: http://bit.ly/eYfbCd

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  14. Here's mine! http://kaitlinward.blogspot.com/2011/04/rtw-musical-inspiration.html

    I'm looking forward to reading everyone's!

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  15. Love this topic! Can't wait to check out the rest!

    Here's mine: http://heyimkt.blogspot.com/2011/04/rtw-what-song-is-your-wip.html

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  16. Ooh, fun question! Here's my answer:

    www.amongdahlias.wordpress.com

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  17. I love talking about music!

    Here's mine: http://jessicalovewrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/road-trip-wednesday-if-your-wip-were.html

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  18. I LOVE these types of RTW posts!! Here's mine :) http://karlanellenbach-lastword.blogspot.com/2011/04/road-trip-wednesday-music-of-your.html

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  19. I answered the actual question, but also included the playlist for one one of my characters, because I could go on about the music for my novels all day long!

    http://lynnehansen.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/manuscript-music/

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  20. So much music love today! Awesome topic, then and now! http://bit.ly/ftGTgc

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  21. Fun! Here's mine.

    http://loritayseastep.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/rtw-your-manuscript-music/

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  22. I played. Songs for Hemlock and Hunger Games. http://kathleenpeacock.blogspot.com/2011/04/rtw-musical-edition.html

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  23. http://bronwynscottmcc.blogspot.com/2011/04/road-trip-wendsday.html

    Here's mine! :)

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  24. How fun! Here's mine...The Will to Death.

    http://bit.ly/ibOR4v

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  25. This was lots of fun! Thanks guys.
    Link to great music:
    http://icountwords.blogspot.com/

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  26. Oh how I love to make playlists for my WIP!

    Thanks for the great Road Trip, ladies!

    Here's my contribution:
    Liz Czukas: Road Trip Wednesday with YA Highway

    - Liz

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  27. Wow! Popular topic.

    Here's mine:
    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2011/04/road-trip-wednesday-and-z-how-many-have_27.html

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  28. Oooh this is a good one! Here is mine:

    http://lions-and-lambs.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-1st-rtw-wipms-music.html

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  29. Awesome! Here's mine!

    http://whatsyourthoughtonthat.blogspot.com/2011/04/if-my-wip-were-song.html

    Can't wait to read others posts!

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  30. Here's mine!

    I may not be able to comment on everyone's today but I'll do my best. Thanks to everyone for participating!

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  31. Here's mine! :D

    http://shaunagallo.blogspot.com/

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  32. So much fun! Here's mine :)
    http://briallison.blogspot.com/2011/04/road-trip-wednesday-sing-sing-song.html

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  33. LOVE this topic! Here's mine:
    http://kodymekellkeplinger.blogspot.com/2011/04/road-trip-wednesday-theme-songs.html

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  34. What a great subject! Loved it! Here's my post: http://mfantaliswrites.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/road-trip-wednesday-if-your-book-were-music/

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  35. Posted my WIP playlist. Couldn't find only one song to sum it all up, so I shared a few that inspired it. :)

    http://brimagination.blogspot.com/2011/04/musical-manuscripts-road-trip-wednesday.html

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  36. Perfect question. I already have a segment on le blog that suggests playlist-worthy songs for writers.

    Mine's "Issues" by Sick Puppies. WIP is psycho. Main character is psycho. This song is psycho. Works out!

    http://somescreamingfangirl.blogspot.com/2011/04/road-trip-wednesday-if-your-wip-was.html

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  37. http://www.nerdysam.com/2011/04/road-trip-wednesday-theme-songs.html

    Great topic!

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  38. I love this prompt!

    http://overyonderlit.blogspot.com/2011/04/rtw-they-cant-live-without-tunes.html

    Happy RTW!!

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  39. Here's mine!

    http://www.chelseyblair.com/2011/04/road-trip-wednesday.html

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  40. Awesome, awesome topic. For my new WIP, I go with Shostakovich and the Beatles: http://offcentre.net/blog/2011/4/27/rtw-music-for-your-ms.html

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  41. Better late than never, right? Here you go: http://theunemployedbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/04/joy-of-song-and-dance.html

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  42. Any song by Something Corporate could sum up my WIP!

    http://nerdgirlreadsandwrites.blogspot.com/2011/04/rtw-music-stuff.html

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  43. I have many but the one song I am thinking of is: http://youtu.be/kSoBORS3KZE It's beautiful. Facing East by Thievery Corp.

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  44. A day late but here it is: http://beefcakeandbabes.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/road-trip-wednesday-8/

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  45. I tried to post this last night through the Name/URL option, but it keeps forcing me to log in to a Google Account. Don't know if anyone else is having this problem, but it's kind of deterring me from commenting because I want to use the Name/URL feature and it's no longer letting me do that. Anyhow, here's mine: http://celisedowns.com/blog/2011/04/27/rtw-62-manuscript-music/

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