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Jan 3, 2018

Got To Get You Into My Life


Edited: Mar 6, 2018

The next novel has a really long working title, so for now I'm referring to it as TACASFG. I'm starting the world/reality building process for it today! It's very exciting. Inspirations include: 'Madeline' The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Breakfast at Tiffany's Gilmore Girls Yellow daisies Revolver Album (cover & contents) by The Beatles


For me, the most important part is the sound. This novel will have the soundtrack of ....


THE BEATLES! Now, this will range from the actual Beatles to Earth, Wind, and Fire, Ray Charles, and others. I'm particularly fond of the Earth, Wind, and Fire covers of Beatles songs.


Chapter 1: "Got To Get You Into My Life"


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