The Magic of Music
Greetings fellow readers.
Welcome to Arcana Magi Behind the Scenes.
I would like to take the time to share with you some of the stuff I do behind the scenes while writing Arcana Magi. It seems kind of weird for me to write a Behind the Scenes discussion, but maybe if I give you all insight on how I write, then maybe reading my stories would give each and everyone of you a much better reading experience.
So I would like to talk about something that makes my time writing fun and enjoyable. That's music. I have CD Soundtracks from Video Games, Anime music, J pop and J rock albums, a few American songs here and there. The Background Music featured in most Soundtracks CD's have allowed me to think out moments moments of specific scenes.
For example, in the Transformation Sequence in Arcanan Magi Zero, I used the first 1:20 of the song A Wish of a Heart by Gojou Mayumi from the Anime Soundtrack Futari wa Pretty Cure MAX Heart. Yeah, it sounds insane, but I was able to match it up just at the end of the refrain and before the next set of lyrics kicked in.
Sometimes the music and scenes could be a span of different songs to capture a moment.
One example of that is in Arcana Magi Zero v.2, at the end of the Short when Megumi goes with the foxes for a ceremony. I used the Eureka Seven Original Soundtrack 1: Tracks 5, 24, 25, and 26 to capture Megumi's emotions and feelings as well as to set the atmosphere of the fox ceremony.
Of course, I recognize the fact that readers would not be aware nor be capable of thinking of the song to match up with what they read. It's a completely different experience from what I go through when I type versus from what what my fans read.
Part of what I want to achieve with my stories though, is to enhance my expression of feelings, with the music, and convey it within the text of my writings. To give my characters, my scenes, and my story overall a natural feel. Like the world is there, and you the reader feel like you are a part of it. Not just another reader, reading from the outside in, but you are in the inside staring at the heart of the story.
That is one of my goals that I want to achieve in all my works.
Until next time…
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Table of Contents
-Group Pg 1: Arcana Magi
-Group Pg 7: Arcana Magi Memorial
-Group Pg 10: Arcana Magi Pure
-Group Pg 13: Arcana Magi Cross
-Group Pg 14: Arcana Magi Short Stories
-Group Pg 15: Arcana Magi Behind the Scenes
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Arcana Magi Title Page Artwork by H-M Brown ©2011.
Arcana Magi Zero ©2009 Henry-Michael Brown
Arcana Magi ©2010 Henry-Michael Brown
Arcana Magi Memorial ©2010 Henry-Michael Brown
Arcana Magi Rush ©2010 Henry-Michael Brown
Arcana Magi Memorial Vol.2 ©2011 Henry-Michael Brown
Arcana Magi Cross ©2011 Henry-Michael Brown
Arcana Magi Pure ©2011 Henry-Michael Brown
Arcana Magi Divine ©2012 Henry-Michael Brown
Arcana Magi Memorial Vol.3 ©2012 Henry-Michael Brown
Arcana Magi Pure Vol.2 ©2012 Henry-Michael Brown
Arcana Magi Pure Vol.3 ©2013 Henry-Michael Brown