Music: Heels and Hearts Inspiration

Music plays a part in my scene creations. Quite often a piece of music will trigger a deep seated emotion and bring with it a vivid image of what I would like to express. Getting it across is quite a task but listening over and over works for me.

This song, Yours by Ella Henderson, brought about the breakdown of barriers for my character, Jessica. She finally realised it was okay to love the man she tried to run from during the few weeks they’d known each other. Love has no timeline. I knew my love for my husband was strong. We met forty years ago and have been married 36 years on June 2nd. He walked into the room and I disliked his arrogance but now know this was nerves. We were 17 and 18 years old. My character is in her mid twenties and tries to avoid love. This is how I imagine she would express herself to Doctor Andreas.

Andreas loves Jessica. No doubt in his mind but he cannot get the courage to tell her and no matter how hard he tries, he gets it wrong. This song, Lay Me Down by Sam Smith, triggered several scenes. My poor doctor would express these words I am sure of it!


About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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3 Responses to Music: Heels and Hearts Inspiration

  1. What a great post, Glynis! Music actually inspires me as well. It’s a big part of my life, and I’m happy to learn how it works with other authors as well.

  2. I can make better use of jazz, classical, or film scores when writing- lyrics tend to draw me out of the writing process.

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