Tag Archives: Playlist

October 12

My Playlist for TEACH ME TO FORGET!

Hello! Happy Monday I hope you had a great weekend! It’s been a busy one for me. I was finally able to share news about my new book deal with Merit Press! You can read all about the journey to get there here! I love music. Duh, right? But when I set out to write my […]

September 28

Playlist for Christina Farley’s BRAZEN

Today at A.T.W.N.  we’re celebrating the release of BRAZEN by Christina Farley! BRAZEN is the third and final book in the Gilded series about a sixteen-year old girl who must use her martial art skills and wits to save those around her from an evil Korean god. To learn more about this series, visit the […]

June 15

New York bound: Conferences & Musicals

Fellow ATWN contributor Erin Fletcher and I are heading to the Big Apple at the end of July for the 2015 Writers Digest Annual Conference. And what better way to combine our love of writing and music than to also take in a Broadway musical while we’re there? As a huge fan of GLEE, I may […]

June 03

The Musical 4 With…Author Emmy Laybourne

          I’m ecstatic to welcome author Emmy Laybourne back to A.T.W.N. as part of MacMillan’s ‘SWEET Blog Tour’, and to debut our new interview segment here at A.T.W.N… “THE MUSICAL 4 With…”  Emmy’s new book, ‘SWEET’, “takes readers on a dream vacation that goes first comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly, wrong.” […]

April 06

Crawling To The Finish Line

I’m at the beautiful stage in my life where I am wholly aware that my goals come with crippling debt, occasional tears, sleepless nights, and what will one day become a caffeine addiction. Yes, university is amazing and I have met some of the most interesting people while pursuing a childhood dream, but nothing could […]

December 25

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas A.T.W.N. followers! For those in search of a good Christmas Mix today, here’s a playlist of our favorite Holiday tunes. This mix includes essential Holiday Songs by Noel Gallagher, Dave Matthews, Run DMC, Bing Crosby, ‘N SYNC, U2, and more. Enjoy,  The A.T.W.N. Crew

December 22

Our Favorite Songs of 2014

What an amazing year for music! And to celebrate the year that was, all of the contributors at A.T.W.N. picked a few favorite tracks to share with you. And by a few, I mean over 2hrs worth! Happy Listening!   Thanks for all your support this year, and we will see you in 2015!  

December 10

Guest Post: Author Dahlia Adler – “Last Will and Testament” Playlist

Thanks for having me, All the Write Notes! Usually I share my playlists on Band Geek Thursdays on my group blog, YA Misfits, but this post is the playlist for my very first NA, so, here we are! (Plus, ATWN is awesome, in case you haven’t noticed.) My book is called Last Will and Testament, and […]

September 08


As a fan of All the Write Notes, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you my playlist for SILVERN, the sequel to GILDED. Music is a huge component for when I’m creating a world for my stories. I love building an atmosphere and a mood through my words so when I write my first drafts, […]

September 01

Labor Day!?

Not going to lie. Sometimes holidays confuse me. Like Easter. With the bunny and the eggs. But Labor Day? That one, after a bit of research, is just as straight-forward as it sounds: it was organized in 1882 as a day of celebration, tribute, and rest for working men and women, and it happens on the first Monday in September for […]

August 21

Five Songs for Kissing

It’s no secret that I use music to help me write. Typically, it’s either the lyrics or the beat of the song that helps me through a scene (lyrics for the super emotional ones, beat for the action scenes). But when it comes to kissing and romance, the songs I listen to have to have that […]

June 02

Music to move…

It’s that time of the year… The days are brighter, the weather warmer, there’s a breeze in the air and the heat hasn’t YET ramped up to totally unbearable and uncomfortable levels. It’s AMAZING to be outdoors. A necessity even. Which is why one of my favorite activities happens to be grabbing my headphones/iPod and heading out to the […]

May 26

Sweet Sounds of Summer

First of all, for those of you in the United States, Happy Memorial Day! A giant THANK YOU to everyone who serves or has served in the armed forces. For those of you in the United States and elsewhere, Happy (Unofficial) Start of Summer! It’s time for warm days, cold drinks, flip flops, and trips […]

May 03

Guest Post: Emmy Laybourne Playlist & Monument 14 Trilogy Giveaway

  It’s a joy to be here on All The Write Notes. I met Jay Spencer, the founder of the site, after I came to Toronto on the Fierce Reads tour last summer. He and I have stayed in touch, plotting ways for me to come and hang out with him on this here site. […]

March 27

Guest Post by Amy Rolland + OF BREAKABLE THINGS Playlist!

I’m so excited to have the sweet and talented Amy Rolland on the ATWN blog today! Amy is the author of the AMAZING YA novel, OF BREAKABLE THINGS, out next month. Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:   Alex Ash was born broken. Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is like living on death row, but she is willing […]

February 24

Playlist, then Plot

Most of the time, I wait to create book playlists until I’ve written a couple of chapters. This gives me time to get to know my characters and pick songs they would like. To firm up my plot or theme and select songs that mesh. Many writers I’ve talked to have the same process: plot, […]

February 18


Today at All The Write Notes, author Bethany Crandell stops by to give us some insight into the playlist for her upcoming debut Young Adult book, SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS. ENJOY! Summer 1984… I was nine years-old and at sleep-away camp for the first time. Days were occupied launching arrows at bulls-eyes and hiking […]

February 05

The Top Five Songs Behind NIL + ARC giveaway!

Hey everyone! As some of y’all may know, my debut novel, NIL, drops in 26 days. AHHHHHH!!! I’m a *little* excited.:) Here’s the synopsis: On the island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days–to escape, or you die. Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where […]

December 18


Dear A.T.W.N. followers… With the Holidays right around the corner, we thought we would help get you in the spirit of things by sharing a playlist of our favorite Holiday tunes. Here’s a mix of 20 essential Holiday Songs, as chosen by all 14 of us at A.T.W.N., which includes Noel Gallagher, Dave Matthews, Run […]

December 05

Retro-Writing Calls For Retro-Music: How Nick Gilder Became My Favourite Obsession!

I recently started a new ‘project’. Yes. It’s true. I’m writing again. I took a few weeks off, due to…hmmm…lack of concentration? Yes. Let’s call it that. So, the new project is a contemporary fiction that takes place in the 1970s. Why the 70s, some may ask? I find that I fit most comfortably in […]