Today's guest is fellow author J. B. Lynn talking about the music that inspires her writing.
HERE COMES TORCHWOOD
I’m not one of those writers who works in silence, and it gets awfully expensive to sit in a café sucking down an overpriced brew all day/ every day, so I write at home with my music blasting.
I have a deep love of soundtracks. Not only are they designed to evoke emotion, but there’s something soothing about their repetitive nature.
When I was writing my latest release, CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN, I listened to one soundtrack in particular – TORCHWOOD Season 1.
The very thing that annoyed me at times when I watched the season, namely how emotionally uneven it seemed, made it the perfect thing to listen to. If I was writing a light scene, I listened to a light tune on an endless loop. When it was time to write a dramatic scene, some of the chase music did the trick.
Is my book anything like TORCHWOOD? No, but I’d happily slip Captain Jack in any time he wants to stop by!
In my next book, which shall remain unnamed since I just sent it to my agent, I listened to a track from Torchwood Season 2 (“Owen’s theme” in case you’re interested) every time I had to write an emotionally heavy scene.
Don’t even ask what I did with the CHILDREN OF THE EARTH soundtrack.
So tell me, when you watch a TV series or movie, are you even aware of the soundtrack? What are your some favorites? (I wasn’t a fan of The Matrix movies, but I’ve written for hours to “Clubbed to Death” by Rob Dougan.) When do you listen to them?
Torchwood copyright of the BBC
CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN
Maggie Lee is not your average hit woman. For one thing, she’s never killed anyone. For another, after hitting her head in the car accident that killed her sister, her new best friend is a talking lizard--a picky eater obsessed with Wheel of Fortune, who only Maggie can hear.
Maggie, who can barely take care of herself, is desperate to help her injured and orphaned niece get the best medical care possible, so she reluctantly accepts a mobster’s lucrative job offer: major cash to kill his monstrous son-in-law.
Paired with Patrick Mulligan, a charming murder mentor (who happens to moonlight as a police detective), Maggie stumbles down her new career path, contending with self-doubt, three meddling aunts, a semi-psychic friend predicting her doom, and a day job she hates. Oh, and let’s not forget about Paul Kowalski, the sexy beat cop who could throw her ass in jail if he finds out what she’s up to.
Training has never been this complicated! And, this time, Maggie has to get the job done. Because if she doesn’t – she’s the mob’s next target.
CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN is available on Amazon UK.
To learn more and for a listing of places it’s available in the States, please visit my website.
Check out JB's previous title THE FIRST VICTIM on Amazon US and Amazon UK.
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