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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.