Dean Winchester wouldn’t be Dean Winchester without his music. OK, I have a serious love-hate relationship with Supernatural (and it’s verging on the hate when it comes to certain things that I will not talk about in this post), but this is the best example I could come up with. Dean listens to classic rock music; heck, it’s a key part of the show itself. It helps to define it and the characters.

My main character, Zara, is a country girl. She mostly likes listening to female artists (Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood and Mindy McCready to name a few), but she enjoys listening to male artists and groups as well. Country is the main ‘soundtrack’ for my story, despite the fact that it’s set in England. The story wouldn’t be the same without it, and neither would Zara. It represents both her sensitive and spirited sides. Maybe it also represents a world she wants to belong to.

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