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Musical Inspiration

Recently, while I was attending an event as part of DefCon One Publishing, one of the volunteers circulated among all of the authors and asked them a simple question: If they were to make a movie of your book, what song would be the opening song?

I didn’t have to think too hard about my choice, because I wrote Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering with a very specific song in mind: “Airship Pirates” by Abney Park. Even long ago, when “The Cask of Cranglimmering” was just a short story, this was the theme song, and some of the inspiration behind my motley crew of airship pirates.

(There’s also a long-standing bit of teasing that I withstand from my writer’s group about airship pirates showing up in books where there are no airship pirates. But that’s a story for another day.)

It’s a fun exercise for authors who didn’t have a song in mind when they were writing, too. So if you’ve got an answer for this volunteer’s question, tell us about it in the comments!

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