APPROPRIATE SONGS FOR MY CHARACTERS
Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. What the fairy royals could do with when their relationships break down after the Queen abducts Jenny and Eddie and Jenny finally gets home.
For All We Know by the Carpenters. For Jenny. Prior to her mother’s devastating revelation, all she knew was she had an ordinary life with an ordinary husband in an ordinary world. Jenny wants to get back to that point!
To Be or Not To Be by B.A. Robertson. A quirky song, brought out late 70s/early 80s. Aside from the Shakespeare connection, this is a song for Jenny. The title sums up her being not one thing or the other.
Take A Chance on Me by Abba. What Derek did with Eileen. What he doesn’t know is how much of a chance he’s taken!
Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel. What Jenny wants to be. The Queen feels homeward bound is Kingdom bound.
That Don’t Impress Me Much by Shania Twain. Sums up Jenny’s attitude to the magical world.
Evil Woman by ELO. Obviously for the Witch but Eileen and Jenny are having second thoughts about the Queen.
Confusion by ELO. What any encounter with the magical world tends to bring on in Jenny.
Walking in the Air from The Snowman (Aled Jones version). What the magical world tends to do not that it impresses Jenny. She’s quite happy just walking on the pavement.
I don’t play music whilst writing. I think of music as a kind of performance enhancing drug for writers! Why? Because I’ve found whenever I have had music on, it’s had a direct effect on what I’m writing. I have occasionally put on a specific piece of music to generate the mood I want to be in/write. One good thing about listening to talk radio is that I can use is as an indicator of how my writing is going. If I hear all of most of the programme, then my story/scene needs a hell of a lot of work to get it right. If I barely hear any of the programme, I’ve probably written “a blinder”!!!! Most of the time I find myself falling somewhere in the middle. I hear some of the programme meaning my writing’s OK but is going to need a darned good edit to get it up to scratch. And given little writing can’t benefit from a darned good edit, that’s no bad position to be at.
The Look of Love by ABC. For Jenny and Paul, Eileen and Derek.
The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. What Eileen felt the Fairy Kingdom was putting round her neck!
Smooth Operator by Sade. Sums up Brankaresh though Eileen sees through all such.