…That Make Our Novels Sing.*
Or, if we don’t write ’em, at least, we ought to be talking about ’em.
That’s the theory in The Top 10 Ways to Write about Music, which explores the functions of music in best-sellers such as Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games. Those functions involve beauty, authority, magic, humor, celebration, connection, memories, solution, care, and metaphor/simile.
Here are 3 more jobs I found music doing in IrishFirebrands:
- He was getting up the nerve to ascend into the gloom, when he heard something he hadn’t expected to hear.
Somebody began whistling.
It was quite good whistling, too: the kind that sounded like a canary warbling. Then it became music, and Dillon recognised an aria from Handel’s Messiah.
The whistler now started the Promenade from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. This virtuosity was accompanied by the…
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