And maybe your antagonist’s, too.
I’ve always seen a certain meme going around called: What is your theme song? Although I don’t have one–unless Don’t Worry, Be Happy counts, heh—I’ve always had one for my hero or other major characters in a novel.
Here are a few…
Steave Brown: The first time I heard Peter Cetera’s Big Mistake, Steavie came to mind. Why? ‘Cause the song is about a womaniser who can’t be tamed. That’s Steave.
Kelly Brown: Steave’s twin brother. When I think outlaw, I think of a loner who doesn’t trust anyone–a man tough on the outside, but soft on the inside when it comes to the woman he loves. That’s Kelly. So he is Outlaw Man by the Eagles.
Jebb Nielsen: In the City by Joe Walsh is about being trapped in the inner-city, never experiencing nature—unless parks count—and dreaming of a better place. That’s Jebb.
Jesse Sweetwater: He’s more complicated than Jebb and led just as tough of a life. He’s a man who subconsciously wants to find his true love. So when I’m writing him, I enjoy listening to Gambler by Whitesnake.
Gabriel Conner: He’s a who has no intentions of settling down anywhere. He’s all about music, sex, and drifting. Metallica’s Wherever I May Roam could suit him, but I prefer the spunk and attitude in Bob Seger’s Rambinl’ Gamblin’ Man, ’cause Gabriel isn’t a brooder.
Keith Harlow: The King of Hollywood by the Eagles is about a powerful man who abuses his power. Yeah, that’s Keith.
I’ll do heroines for my next post. What about you? Does your hero have a theme song?