The Undercover Soundtrack – Paul Adkin

Roz Morris’ blog “Nail My Novel” is, in my opinion, the best blog for Indie writers on the Net. I have the honour today of having When Sirens Call featured in her Undercover Soundtrack section. In this section readers are able to get a different feel for a book, via the music that inspired the author whilst writing it. If you like books and music you should love this.

My Memories of a Future Life

for logo‘A disturbing symphony’

Once a week I host a writer who uses music as part of their creative process – perhaps to tap into a character, populate a mysterious place, or explore the depths in a pivotal moment. This week’s post is by former actor and theatre director Paul Adkin @AdkinPaul

Soundtrack by Paco de Luia, Oasis, Mike Flowers Pops, Miles Davis, Schubert, JS Bach, Natalie Imbruglia, David Bowie, Stockhausen, Robert Schumann, Clara Wieck, Brahms, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead

When Sirens Call is replete with musical references, but the real musicality of the novel is in the writing itself. Through my work in theatre, as a writer and director, I very quickly saw the relationship between theatricality and music. In the composition of the novel When Sirens Call, I wanted to create a juxtaposition between its two protagonists and music helped me find it. In musical terms, the plot was a…

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