BETH BROWER'S SOUNDTRACK FOR

THE Q


WHEN I BEGIN A BOOK the story always comes first. But then I start paying attention to what music reaches out towards my story, and towards the characters, what songs seem to belong with the words. A few of these songs I find in the process of the first draft, most the second or third, and some are found and added during the seventh or ninth! Finding ties between my writing and the music I love is a significant thing for me, even more so when a character picks the songs themselves. And I can't tell you how it engages my heart. It's a very real, deep meeting of mediums.

SPOILER ALERT: I have tried to be vague enough, but specific enough, so that the readers know what scene or chapters the song ties to. I would recommend you reading the book before continuing. 

Cheers


My Title? THE Q

Whenever I need to spend some time at The Q, with the presses and paperwork, the ink and Q slips and sorters, I think of this track. 


My Title? QUINCY QUITE ALONE

Quincy standing before Ezekiel's casket. Quincy adrift. Quincy in mourning. 


My Title? THE NEST

Crow. Need one say more? {The song breaks into its melody around 41 seconds.}


My Title? QUINCY AND ARCH WALKING THE STREETS OF RHYSDON


My Title? ST. EZEKIEL'S DAY

A conversation on Gainsford Street, accompanied by two lemons and long memories.


My Title? QUINCY V. ARCH


My Title? FISHER AT THE TRAIN STATION


My Title? PANDORA'S BOX AND INTO THE FALL

"...'Cause I know that you're a good man. But you like to keep that secret."


My Title? BEIJA FLOR


My Title? CONVERSATIONS IN THE MATCHBOX

The hours of conversation Quincy and Arch have late at night in the matchbox. 


My Title? CANNONBALL

"Take your heart and break it now."


My Title? A DAMNED SHAME


My Title? HAPPY CHRISTMAS. WHO IS JAMES ARCH TO US?


My Title? DECEMBER 26TH


My Title? FOOLS AND THEIR WINDOWS 


My Title? Dear me, reader, fill in the blank. Too many possibilities. 

Messy, and real, and hard. 


My Title? END CREDITS

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