Writing Exercise – Character Playlist #2: Lily

Time for another character playlist. As before, I’ll post the list with a few video samples and give you the link for the Spotify playlist if you’re on Lily’s wavelength. Music pun. And a bad one at that. Sometimes I can’t help myself.

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Since Lily tends to dwell in the past, it’s only fitting her music preferences would be from another time.

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What’s all this about anyway? Start here: “What’s on Your Characters’ iPod?” A Writing Exercise

Here’s Tyler’s: Writing Exercise – Character Playlist #1: Tyler


Lily’s Playlist

“The Classic Rocker”

1) “Let It Be” The Beatles
2) “Comfortably Numb” Pink Floyd
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I’m Only Me Soundtrack: Track 5

The first time I heard “Breathe Me” by Sia was most likely on a commercial for something, maybe a movie trailer. Her voice is weird and I still don’t know if I even like it. But I do like this song.

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I’m Only Me Soundtrack: Track 2

The next song from my book’s soundtrack I’d like to spotlight is “All the Same” by Sick Puppies. This is one of the worst named bands in music history, but they make awesome music. Here’s a lyric video for the song:

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Writing Hidden Backstory

Lately, I’ve been picking at a one page narrative about Lily’s relationship with her first boyfriend, Todd. I actually have cherishsmithauthor to thank for the idea. Thanks, Cherish!

But it’s been much harder than I expected. There’s sort of a running joke in I’m Only Me about Lily’s boyfriend being boring.

 

I’ve always had a vague idea about their relationship, but I never really thought about it in detail. I’ve had to decide on what their first date was like, and why on Earth Lily would stay with this guy for three years. Trying to write this backstory is teaching me more about Lily. Now I wish I would’ve done this a few years ago!

Maybe I’ll post part of “Lily and Todd” in the future.

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Meet Lily Morgan

Lily Morgan is the main character and narrator of I’m Only Me.

What do you look like?
Uh, well. I have brown hair and green eyes. I could probably lose ten pounds and not miss it. Next question, please.
What do you like to wear?
I always go for comfort. I live in jeans and sweaters or t-shirts. I love my sneakers and very rarely wear heals. They aren’t worth the pain. I go for greens and blues mostly.
How do you like to socialize?
Well, I don’t unless it’s absolutely necessary. I’m not exactly extroverted. I’m so awkward around new people.

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