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The Mixtape #2: The Ultimate Romance Playlist

Happy Valentine's Day from everyone at YAHighway!!!

As our way of celebrating, I decided to put together the ultimate playlist for love songs - whether you want to use them to help you write that swoony-scene or to set the mood for your own Valentine's Day adventures, that's up to you.

I asked the other girls (as well as some of you peeps on twitter!) for your favorite love song, and I got such a cool, fun variety of music. So here it is - our ultimate romance playlist. Enjoy!

Is your favorite love song not on the list? Feel free to share in the comments below!

And if you don't use music to help you write, tell us - how do you prepare to write something romantic? Any habits you have? Movies you watch? We want to know!

And one again, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!
Kody Keplilnger

Kody is the NYT bestselling author of The DUFF, Shut Out, and A Midsummer's Nightmare, all from Little Brown/Poppy, as well as Lying Out Loud, Run, and the middle grade novel The Swift Boys and Me, from Scholastic. Born and raised in Kentucky, she now lives in NYC.

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  1. Music? No. It brings back memories, but never seems to inspire my muse. Romantic movies are another story. I want to pour my heart out in verse after watching a great Romance or Romantic- Comedies like "Love Actually," or "Pride and Prejudice."

  2. Music is HUGE in inspiring my writing. This is a great list. Turning Page by Sleeping At Last TOTALLY inspired a romance scene in one of my books.

  3. I tweeted the Look After You by the Fray but thought of a few more songs (as well as this playlist being awesome!) in case anyone's looking for a strange romantic mix.
    For You by Angus and Julia Stone
    Sky by Joshua Radin (feat Ingrid Michaelson)
    Cannonball by Damien Rice
    Crossfire by Brandon Flowers
    All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera
    Next to Me by Emeli Sande
    In These Arms by The Swell Season
    Giving Up by Ingrid Michaelson
    Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan but made famous by Adele and that's the version I have
    Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (Once soundtrack, they eventually became the Swell Season)
    This Tornado Loves You by Neko Case

    --Katie L/writingwithcats/@bibliogato


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