The soundtrack for Shogun Assassin is where my writing music started. Here Lone Wolf defeats three ninja women who are disguised as dancer acrobats in the circus de soleil of their day.

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Some writers like to immerse themselves in the place and setting of the action. We put on our music and takes us to another world. Music helps the author visualize place, mood and setting. And it is not just in samurai novels.

Some of my readers have asked me to name a few of the soundtracks I use, so here goes:

“Joan Wilder” the author in film Romancing the Stone listens to music from How the West Was Won as she writes about Angelina.

Hope this is a fun post about some of what keeps writers going apart from lots of strong coffee.