Friday, 7 May 2010

What Lifehouse Did To My Writing

She said, "If we're gonna make this work
You gotta let me inside even though it hurts.
Don't hide the broken parts that I need to see,"
She said, "Like it or not it's the way it's gotta be.
You gotta love yourself if you can ever love me"

This is what Lifehouse did to my writing:
It redefined my underrated love.
It brought the love of brothers,
of sisters
of friends,
of loyalty,
of family,
of common passions.
What did Lifehouse do to my plot?
Truth be told, not much. :) But the thing about Lifehouse's songs is that they always imply a backstory, and usually an emotionally evocative one at that. The techniques they use are pretty interesting.
What did Lifehouse do to my perspective on writing?
Remember the time I told you the way that I felt
That I'd be lost without you and never find myself
Let's hold onto each other above everything else
What did Lifehouse do to my romance?
It took my weak, insipid relationships and added new dimensions.
Aren't relationships more interesting when you have the 'romance' but also loyalty or friendship? Would you, authors, say it's easier for two people to fall out of love or for friends to stop loving each other? For a romance to end or for brothers to disown each other? For lovers to cheat on each other or for a loyal servant to betray his master?
Seriously, I want to know. What do you think?

(P.S. Authors! Lifehouse's Everything Skit is a major MAJOR inspirer! I mean, it's great (fantasmiscal) for Christians, but even if you're not a Christian, there's still some major emotional imagery to appreciate as an author. Go for it!)


Anonymous said...

I love Lifehouse! And very emotional video. Thank you for sharing. Switchfoot's
Dare You to Move has inspired my writings. I'm very thankful God blessed Jon Foreman and the members of Lifehouse.

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

If you like songs with backstory/sub text/emotional rides - you should check out the New Pornographers (they're nothing like their name though so don't freak out ;)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Yay, for inspired romance in novels. :)

Glad to hear they helped on that element of your writing.

Lisa and Laura said...

I love reading about what inspires other writers writing. We all find inspiration in such different places, you know? Just this week I was inspired by a random song from Glee. You just never know where you'll find your next story idea, you know?