Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Another musical guest post

I'm really excited to be featured on Roz Morris's Undercover Soundtrack today. It's a fantastic series looking at how music has influenced the way a writer approaches their novel.

Being different, and not the author of a published novel yet, my post features the songs that inspired my short stories - each of my books gets a mention, so they don't feel left out.

I hope you enjoy reading more about me. I suggest making yourself a hot chocolate to drink while you read it, that's what I'm going to do!


25 comments:

  1. And of course it would fall on the day when I'm on a computer without speakers. (Mine is in the process of blowing up. *sigh*) Still, I'm headed over to check it out.

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    1. I usually read posts with music and/or video in a room where other people will be disturbed and have to bookmark it to come back to when I'm alone.

      I hope your computer is repairable.

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  2. Hi Annalisa .. well done and I bet it's different ... I'm off over now. I do have speakers ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I couldn't manage Simple Song .. and I had to listen to the end to see what happened!! Cheers Hilary

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    2. I replied on the other post too, Hilary, but I do agree Simple Song has a very strange video.

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  3. too hot in TX for hot chocolate. I'll go with chilled chocolate milk, and shall hum along

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    1. We'll have to meet up in a different state then - I've been drinking hot chocolate right the way through the summer, and it was pretty warm here this year :-)

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  4. Hot chocolate does go well with reading. I find it interesting when writers find music to go with their stories. I tend to get stuck listening to the same thing over and over for months, though (currently Hamiliton: the American Musical). I'd have a hard time thinking of music to go with my writing.

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    1. I do the same, listen to the same thing over and over. It's just so much easier to press play again rather than search for something new.

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  5. I never really thought about how music can inspire short stories, but you're right; they can give writers ideas, especially if you think about it, a lot of songs are stories themselves. That is, in a way, they're stories set to music.

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    1. Exactly. Sometimes it's not even the lyrics that give rise to the idea, but the music.

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  6. Fetching chocolate. I only eat it in hot form if it's on a sundae! ;)

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  7. Just headed over. Great review. I twittered.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. I couldn't find you on Twitter, I tried to follow you, but I couldn't work out which one was you!

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  8. HI Annalisa. I don't write to music. I like it quiet, but in a writing class once we had to write to music and I'm amazed at the difference the tracks made to our approach to the same emotion.

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    1. Music can be very powerful in that respect, what an interesting challenge.

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  9. Mmmm hot chocolate. Wonder if we have any in the house ...

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    1. A house without hot chocolate... I thought they were just myths ;-)

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  10. I've got a nice, hot cup of coffee ready to go. Not quite hot chocolate, but it'll do. Over to read your post!

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