The Sound of Muzak.

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Blogger Christine at The Better Novel Project, intends to “use research instead of luck to write a better novel.” Her post, The Top 10 Ways to Write about Music, explores the function of music in best-seller fiction.

It turns out that IrishFirebrands mentions music more than 90times: hymns, church choir, Irish Trad, dance, vocal, instrumental, and even whistling. Oddly enough, I wrote this “bestseller” aspect into my novel entirely by instinct, without planning it – by luck.

Here are Christine’s next five categories, illustrated by more examples of the role of music in IrishFirebrands.

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Humor

After Lana was seated, several musicians entered from another door and took seats on a bench at the side of the room. One bore a guitar, another a flute, the third a fiddle and the last carried a collection of tubes and straps, a stomach-shaped bag and…

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