CHARACTER KARAOKE TAG // Music meets my WIP

July 26, 2017



The wonderful Abigail tagged me to do this one and I LOVE IT. Since I am the person who is enthralled by music even before writing...music is a way that I can feel even more deeply for what I'm writing. I decided to play a twist on this...instead of describing these questions, I am going to write poems, show song lyrics, OR share snippets for each character or scenario. Enjoy!



It's your OTP's wedding day, what song plays during their first dance?




 Well, as you can guess they aren't actually getting married in this book. But they are my beloved OTP without one doubt.

And wedding poems because why not? First read the poems and then listen to the song above and read those beautiful lyrics. Sleeping at last has some gorgeous music.

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Under the Master's brush divine
Through many dangers, toils, and snares
To you arrived, I knew you must be mine

Yet putting vain desires aside
I asked the Lord to guide my ride
To guide and love me as a son
Yet no one but you was the one

To love and cherish as my wife
I promise you my hand through life
May all the years that see us through
See growing love within them too

I love you River

-Eli

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Today I know, again I see
That God really has a plan for me
It's easy, to doubt and fear
But finally, I am here

And nothing ever quite meant the same
That day you pulled me in your arms, you came
And said "I'll guard your heart until the day you die."
And that day I should have known you didn't mean goodbye

But still I was fearful, like a child anew
Yet everyday of seeing you
There in my heart began to bloom
A holding ever promise

And you know I'll always love you
And  know as seasons pass, that joy will only grow
You are my blessing,
My special gift, the love that I don't deserve.

Thank you for not giving up, I love you Eli

- River



What song(s) describes your protagonist?



  
Lyrics:

So much on my mind
I think I think too much
Read between these lines
unspoken weight of words

But time comes to rest when you are by my side, it blurs
And I will follow where this takes me
And my tomorrows long to be unknown
When all is shaken, be my safety
In a world uncertain, say you'll be my stone

Change in every wind
The sands of time don't know our name
Oh, nothing's sure, but surely as we stand
I promise I will stay the same
And I've never seen forever
But I know we'll remain

And I will follow where this takes me
And my tomorrows long to be unknown
When all is shaken, be my safety
In a world uncertain, say you'll be my stone
(Ooh-ooh-ooh) Be my stone
In a world uncertain, say you'll be my stone

Oh, steady me, be my source of gravity
While my world's unraveling
Say you'll never change, ooh, oh

And I will follow where this takes me
And my tomorrows long to be unknown

When all is shaken, be my safety
In a world uncertain, say you'll be my stone
(Ooh-ooh-ooh) Be my stone
In a world uncertain, say you'll be my stone

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Lyrics:

Oh, my soul
Oh, how you worry
Oh, how you're weary, from fearing you lost control
This was the one thing, you didn't see coming
And no one would blame you, though
If you cried in private
If you tried to hide it away, so no one knows
No one will see, if you stop believing

Oh, my soul
You are not alone
There's a place where fear has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how, you can lay this down
'Cause you're not alone

Here and now
You can be honest
I won't try to promise that someday it all works out
'Cause this is the valley
And even now, He is breathing on your dry bones
And there will be dancing
There will be beauty where beauty was ash and stone
This much I know

Oh, my soul
You are not alone
There's a place where fear has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how, you can lay this down

I'm not strong enough, I can't take anymore
(You can lay it down, you can lay it down)
And my shipwrecked faith will never get me to shore
(You can lay it down, you can lay it down)
Can He find me here
Can He keep me from going under

Oh, my soul
You're not alone
There's a place where fear has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how, you can lay this down
'Cause you're not alone
Oh, my soul, you're not alone


Any Instrument Players or Characters with Ties to Music?



(first song in compilation ^)
 
Eli. He taught himself to play guitar at the age of thirteen and has been playing ever since.

Snippet:


“ ...for a period in my early teen years I went through what I like to call ‘when I grew up to fast for my mind to grow up with me’ and I wanted to be a major record label and write achy songs..." 




Go to songs for battle, romance or intense scenes?



Snippet:
My chest shakes and heartbroken tears slither down my face. Between Michael and I. The silhouettes blur beneath my tears but the lines are as straight as ever in my heart, the same tilting noses. The same lashes. Why? Shouldn’t they love each other! And why shouldn’t we be friends, just like we always were. Shouldn’t we chase the fireflies like we always did? Shouldn’t we be happy, because we have every reason to be? But we aren’t. We’re never happy and the fireflies are never bright enough to last beyond the summer.


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I TAG

Katie Grace @awriter'sfaith
Audrey Caylin @audreycaylin
Abiee @abieemusicblog
Arya Lynn @everthewriter
And everyone else who loves the tag! @everyone



What did you think of the Tag? The WIP? Have you heard any of the songs I linked, any favorites? :) Whatever you have to say, let's talk! I always love to hear what you guys have to say <3


“Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers!
    I, even I, will sing to the Lord;
    I will praise the Lord, the God of Israel, in song.
(Judges 5:3)


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33 comments

  1. These kind of posts about your characters make me so happy! <3

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    1. Your comment makes me feel cozy and happy *Hugs the comment and commenter* XD <3 Thank you Gray <3

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  2. Amazing! Now I really want to read all of this. I need more!!!! (Not yelling, just enthusiasm.)

    Just a quick question, though, not related at all to your post. What happened to the short story contest?

    Okay, awesome post. Great job. <3 <3 <3

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    1. Thank you so much Ivie :) <3 If you want to be a beta reader I'll definitely take you up when the time comes...

      Don't worry about it, it's definitely coming up and I have more than one winner. ;)

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    2. I'd love to be a beta. Let me know when you need a beta reader and I'll let you know if I can do it.

      I'm not concerned whether I win or lose, I was just curious. I can't wait to see the winners and I think the idea of a contest was awesome. I may have to do one eventually just for the fun of it. :)

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    3. That sounds great Ivie, it will take quite a while but I'll let you know when that day comes! :)

      I would love that! You definitely have to do it sometime :) <3

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    4. Also, where do you find these beautiful pictures of people? I tried making a collage for my book and I like it, but I just feel like I could do better.

      I totally understand. Whenever you need a beta, just let me know.

      I'll probably do something, just not at the moment. I have a lot of things coming up for the blog, plus I'm trying to cut back on how often I post to focus on priorities in life. I'm thinking about starting a business and I'm trying to come up with some things on that.

      God bless you! <3 <3 <3

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    5. Pinterest! :) Pinterest has a lot of good stuff.

      That's sounds great Ivie! <3 I will keep you in my prayers and I hope everything goes the best for you, it's quite a season of life isn't it? Seems like the future lies right ahead and we're often scared to ruin it with one step, but God is there to guide us :)I totally understand and I'm with you on this, I also need to fix my priorities and focus on different things.

      God Bless you Ivie! xoxox

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    6. I'll have to keep that in mind, then.

      Thank you! That's so sweet of you. It is a crazy season, but I know God's guiding me and He'll lead me every step of the way. I often put my computer time in front of other things that need to get done and I'm trying to not do that. That's why I was thinking of cutting it back. I was trying to put up three posts a week, plus extras whenever I had something else to say. Now I'm going to try to stick with two posts. But that will be when August comes up. Which I guess is next week. Wow, time really flies. I can't believe this year is nearly eight months in. That's crazy.

      God bless you, too. <3 <3 <3 <3

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    7. That's so relatable because i really need to do the same! I know, it's really insane, where does time go???

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  3. Oooh a music tag! Spotify here I come!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. XD It's a life saver isn't it?
      Can't wait to see what you do!

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    2. Quick (and probably ridiculous) question. Is spotify free? Like, when you choose music from there, its free? No payments or buying music? I hear about spotify all the time, but I've never really looked into it.

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    3. I'm just going to pop in here and answer your question Ivie! Spotify is free. There is a version of it that you have to pay for. (the ads pop up ALL the time) All you need to do is sign up with your email address and create a password.

      -Lia
      catholicgirlstuff.blogspot.com
      lilahsmusicals.blogspot.com

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    4. Okay, thank you, Lia. I'll have to check it out. It sounds pretty sweet. :)

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    5. Spotify is definitely nice but I sure wish they had an online version because the one that I downloaded on my computer malfunctions :/ Meaning I don't use it too often. I'm more of a youtube user :) I got a spotify more for blogging reasons to eventually share playlists on here...

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    6. That's definitely something to consider. I usually use YouTube, too. There's lots of good music on there. Plus its free. :D

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  4. I love "Oh My Soul"! Casting Crowns is one of my favourite bands, so I may have squealed when I saw it here. XD Beautiful post! <3

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    1. *squeals along* They are really good, aren't they? <3

      Thanks so much Melissa! <3

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  5. I really love this tag Anna!!! Music and writing together is right up my alley.

    Great answers!

    -Lia
    catholicgirlstuff.blogspot.com
    lilahsmusicals.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Lia! The same goes for me :)

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  6. I love Sleeping at Last's songs!!! Also, "Chasing Cars" played by a guitar is just too good for words, oh my gosh. I feel like I've gotten to know your novel better because of your post-- I'm so glad you've done this!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. They are SO GREAT! Aren't they??? Thank you so much Abby for your thoughts and for tagging me, ^.^ your comment made me too happy! <3 xoxo

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  7. this is a awesome tag, I love how music can go with a scene in a story, especially a character's wedding!:)
    and I love the collages you made!:)
    -Quinley

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    1. Thank you Quinley!!! Me too! :) I would love to see you do the same tag <3

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    2. Your welcome!:) Also I would love to do the tag!:)

      -Quinley

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    3. Then I hereby tag you! XD Sorry for coming in late on the RP, I'll answer as soon as I can.

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    4. Thank you Anna, I am honored!:)
      Oh it's ok, a wizard is never late *wink wink*
      -Quinley

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    5. True that! *winks back*
      My favorite overused quote ^ XD

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    6. That is one of my favorite overused quote too (besides the second breakfasts one).
      -Quinley
      P.S just a question for the tag do I answer the same questions that you answered?

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    7. Same here XD, the funny thing is I do sports so many times there is a second breakfast and me and my siblings delight in imitating Pippin's accent.

      Yup! :) You answer the same questions :)

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    8. oh that must be fun, I always liked Pippin's accent!:)

      Ok!:) I'm working on it right now

      -Quinley

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    9. Me too! And sounds great! Can't wait to see :)

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