Soundwave Wednesday | April 17, 2019

As part of a past Q&A post, I wrote about the way I develop plot lines. In a lot of cases, it’s the small things that lead me to new ideas. To name a few, these ideas may be a secondary character I find would make for an interesting protagonist in their own novel, an interest I want to explore, or something I come across while in the research phase for a different project already in the works.

Believe me when I say this happens often enough for me to become easily distracted with the prospect of plotting.

A friend of mine recently introduced me to a song by Natalia Kills called Devils Don’t Fly, and I have to say it was only a few seconds into the chorus that the proverbial gears started turning.

In Soundwave Wednesday posts, I like to include a sample of the lyrics. But this week, I would find myself wont to include the song in its entirety. It is honestly very difficult for me to decide on a single snippet, mostly because there is so much inspiration and SO many possibilities for where this could go.

The next course of action for me in this stage is writing down whatever thoughts I have with this song on repeat. Any images or themes it envokes, which characters from other projects I might want to bring back and new ones to introduce, possible settings, lines of dialogue ~ anything that comes to mind gets added to a list to be sorted through later on, once my brain stops running a mile a second.

Do I know exactly what this idea is going to amount to? Nope!

But that’s one of my favorite things about writing. I absolutely love the sensation of figuring out a story’s direction and becoming acquainted with the characters involved.

And with my luck, this will result in a few more story ideas. If only I could work quickly enough to get them all written!

You can listen to Devils Don’t Fly by Natalia Kills below via Spotify!

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