commissioned art of isla and ewan, with ewan on the left wearing a blue shirt and isla on the right wearing a white shirt, looking up at him

Writing Playlist: Twice in a Lifetime

I released this playlist on Twice in a Lifetime‘s page awhile ago, but I thought that perhaps it deserved its own post as well. Making playlists that match the vibe of the book and my characters is an integral part of my writing process. The music I choose or that finds me helps keep me in the world I’m creating and deepens my connection to the characters. This playlist kept me closely connected to Isla, in particular, while I was drafting and editing. 

The order of these songs is also important, and mirrors the journey that Isla and Ewan go through. For your reading pleasure, here is the breakdown of where the songs are linked in the story and what parts they represent. Happy listening!

Chapters 1 and 2 Pass Them By — Agnes Obel
Chapters 3 and 4 A Violent Noise — The XX
Chapters 5 and 6 This Place is a Shelter — Ólafur Arnalds
Chapters 7 and 8 A Hole in the Earth — Daughter
Chapter 9 Codex — Radiohead
Chapter 10  j’s lullaby (darlin’ i’d wait for you) — Delaney Bailey
Chapters 11 and 12 Moon and Moon — Bat for Lashes
Chapters 13 and 14 Petrichor — Keaton Henson, Ren Ford
Chapters 15 and 16 Your Hand in Mine — Vitamin String Quartet
Chapters 17 and 18 Patience (Jake Hanner Remix) — Brooke Annibale
Chapters 19 and 20 My Soul I — Anna Leone
Chapter 21 Transatlanticism — Death Cab for Cutie
Chapter 22 Hold On — Sarah McLachlan
Chapter 23 The Night We Met — Marianne Beaulieu
Chapter 24 uhgood — RM
Chapter 25 Lung — Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Epilogue Slow & Steady — Sleeping At Last
Silk — Crywolf, MOTHICA