I’ll be out of the office on Friday, so I’m writing my blog post a couple days early, sitting in Panera Bread, sipping the decaf of the day and nibbling on an orange scone. Mixed with the typical café sounds, beautiful piano strains are filling my ears with pleasant background noise. A medley from Phantom of the Opera just finished, and as I enjoyed the music, memories of the story and seeing the production on Broadway played through my mind. Makes me want to hop a plane and head for NYC to see the show again or at least watch the movie version for the umpteenth time.
Of course I love books, but obviously a movie or production can tell a tale in a totally different way. Adding music to a story can set just the right mood and create just the right emotion. Writers of books have a challenge to create the right mood and emotion using only words on the page--no sorrowful violin solos for heart wrenching scenes or ominous bangs on the piano to set up suspense.
But just for fun, pretend you could create soundtracks for your stories. Don’t you love hearing music or a song that you instantly associate with a favorite movie? Tell us what theme song you’d want readers to associate with one of your titles.