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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Music, Music, Music

As I've remarked in past posts, music always plays a big role in my writing. It inspires me, sometimes with a bit of lyric or a created atmosphere. On occasion, I have incorporated inspiring tunes into the novel they impacted.

Having just did my "soundtrack" post for "The Changeling Kill," I realized that I had not connected much music to "Game Faces" which is still in progress. The only tune thus far was "Heartbreaker" by Pat Benatar.

Yesterday, my friend, Ellen, and I were talking about music and realized we both liked many of the same performers. One of those is Enigma, a group I stumbled across a few years ago on recommendation from another coworker. Ellen had a different CD than the one I did, and she loaned me hers.

Voila! It was as if someone had written a soundtrack for "Game Faces." One of the songs had the classic effect and inspired me to tweak a scene to incorporate the imagery the song created. When I told Ellen how much I liked it and that it inspired me, she said I should keep the CD for my own. This one will be listened to a great deal. The songs will, of course, be listed in the soundtrack post when "Game Faces" becomes a published novel.

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