Friday, April 5, 2013
Late Promo Post for The Exemus by Folami Morris and Abeni Morris
The greatest writers make the art of writing look easy. Their stories come together seamlessly, as though Rumplestiltskin or little fairies were working behind the scenes. You can always expect their characters to be three-dimensional and well developed. A novel from these individuals is always worth its weight in gold, because without any aid these artists weave a web of magic that speaks to the spirit and elevates the soul.
I however don’t have access to that fairy dust, so in order for our book to come together we had to use mortal magic: music. Music was such an integral part of our writing, because good music has the ability to transport you anywhere, to make the loneliest person feel loved, and to inspire the least creative people.
We used music to help us feel the depression Dephon feels growing up in a dystopian society. Music helped us to create the love between Hyalee and Singleton. Our favorite songs when we wrote about them was Stand By Me and When a Man Loves a Woman, oldies but goodies that seemed really appropriate when writing about those two.
Below is our playlist for when we wrote the book. And yes there is a lot of Micheal Jackson, he died during that time and we spent a lot of time reminiscing over his career.
Blame It on the Boogie by Michael Jackson
Obsessed by Mariah Carey
Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
Halo by Beyonce
Billy Jean by Michael Jackson
Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson
Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson
The Climb by Miley Cyrus
The Potential Breakup Song by AJ and Ally
He Could Be the One by Miley Cyrus
Stand by Me by Ben E. King
Run this Town by Rihanna and Jay Z
Russian Roulettte by Rihanna
Disturbia by Rihanna
Do You by Ne-Yo
When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge
Supermassive Blackhole by Muse
Full Moon by the BlackGhosts
Knock You Down by Keri Hilson
Sweet Dreams by Beyonce
Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down
She Wolf by Shakira
Waiting on The World to Change by John Mayer
Stranger in Moscow by Michael Jackson
Will You Be There by Michael Jackson"
<3 Amanda Leigh