Everyone has a method to their madness and I’ll admit that mine isn’t very unique. I have to be sitting in the same spot for anything of quality to be written, I (usually) need to be alone, and I need to be listening to music that fits the scene. This is very easy for me, as mostly any song I listen to will relate to either a scene, a character, a pairing, a story, whatever. To keep all of these in order, I create playlists for each character, pairing, a soundtrack to the story, and a score. This is mostly due to the fact that my writing is very cinematic. (I want to say I write cinematically, but this isn’t a word. It should be. I use it more often than I should.) I mean, I don’t know about any of you, but a fantastic score really makes a film. I don’t think Titanic would be as great without the score, nor would LOTR, Pirates, or one of my personal favourites: 300.
Let it be said that films with mediocre scores are rarely remembered by me.
I know books don’t have scores, but they should. They really should. And mine do. Unofficially of course, as I don’t actually have the rights to any of this music, but they are pieces that when I hear them I just say, “Man, that would fit this scene so well!”
The first track on my unofficial score for The Noble Project (this score was created before it became a series, which means it is only going to grow.) is a piece from the film 300. If not for Titanic, it would be my favourite film of all time.
I know books don’t have trailers, but if this series did, this would be my choice.
Because nothing says dark literary fiction quite like No Mercy.