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I listen to music a lot while writing, and pretty much every book gets its own playlist. But it’s not just books. For some of my leads I sometimes hit a song that, at least to me, nails the character perfectly. It’s usually a mix of mood and lyrics and the tune itself. So today I wanted to share the songs for three of the characters from the Dragons Reborn series.
Funny enough this was first suggested to me as Yksi’s song. And there is a lot of overlap, but at the end of the day it is the mother who wants to build a new world. And the daughter just wants to find love…
She walks alone, just with a horse made of stones as a companion. This song really feels appropriate given the mood and self-sacrificial tendencies of this character.
Izzy is a parrot with dreams and ambitions beyond her cast. Despite becoming a Dawn Dancer she wants to break the glass ceiling of her society and become the top bird. To do that she needs to catch herself a human. And a proper, wild one at that.
Basil is a street urchin with one hidden talent, a mountain of piling debt the Beggar’s Guild is eager to collect and a bunch of people he rubbed the wrong way after his head. That’s why when Basil hears about Soul’s Flight, a drug obtained from a rare breed of parrots, he doesn’t think twice before deciding that’s exactly the solution to his problems.
A short based on an RPG session I played with friends set in Eonika. Pirates! Yay! Our antics were too ridiculous not to write them down. Hope to have these pubbed for free this summer Part one is my character’s back story. Part two is the adventure. Yay for 12h+ sessions 😉
Funny enough my character’s never used to have “pets” until I started playing with my sister. At that point she for some reason insisted I always have to have a pet. It’s became a bit of a meme since then 😉
The Hunt has turned into a novel, and is taking longer than expected. Not wanting to get stuck on it a few months back I had released the above sci-fi short story as part of an anthology. I’m happy to announce it is now available as a standalone and it’s FREE on Smashwords. Check out the links on my author site: http://jcharker.com/
Although I’m not officially participating in NaNoWriMo, I’m tapping the words away aiming for a similar goal word count (though across more than one project). As promised The Hunt is my first focus at the moment. After a few changes the plot is moving along nicely, and you can expect a few updates per week on Wattpad.
Latest part: The Hunt – Last hope
Read from the start – The Hunt.