I'm the kind of writer who needs utter and absolute silence when I'm actually writing. I'll even plug my ears in a totally silent house to be sure the words actually make sense (I am wayyyyyy too easily distracted!).
BUT, I'm also the kind of writer who needs a lot of inspiration to keep moving forward with a story, and music is a big part of that. I can't tell you how many times I listened to these songs while I was writing the book, but I can tell you that I now have tinnitus from blasting them way too loud while walking around thinking up scenes...
Here's a link to a playlist of the songs that helped Réal and Evie, and Sunny and Alex really come to life on the page.
ps: see you at Word On The Street this SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd! :D
photo credit: Annie Spratt