‘Musical taste says so much about someone’ – The Undercover Soundtrack, Fanny Blake

My guest this week spends a lot of time discovering her characters through their favourite music. But it’s more than a shorthand for tastes and background; it’s a way to explore the subtle but crucial differences between her main characters’ interior lives. Her own career has spanned almost every aspect of writing – she’s been a publisher, has ghostwritten celebrity autobiographies and is currently the Books Editor of Woman & Home magazine. As well as that she has written two novels – What Women Want and now, Women of a Dangerous Age. She is Fanny Blake and she’s talking about her Undercover Soundtracks today on the red blog

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  1. #1 by Writerlious on May 2, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    It’s funny how music really can be shorthand for personality/character. Certain bands/genres come with an immediate set of connected assumptions. I love when authors talk about music, or share playlists of when they were writing a novel. 🙂

    • #2 by rozmorris @dirtywhitecandy on May 2, 2012 - 3:55 pm

      Thanks, Erin. I love hosting this series – not only is it fascinating to see how we’re all listening to music, hatching our plans, it’s a great way to understand the emotions of what went into a novel.

  2. #3 by Daniel Uk Music on September 10, 2012 - 11:48 am

    Music taste dosent really explain that much about people in my opinion for example i love music as a whole genre be it to the chill out soundtrack of jazz to the hard rap and DnB or electronica, pop also has its uses it depends on the situation! not that im undermining your point i still but thats my general aspect of it however it does count as a rather big first impression !

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