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Day 13: Today’s Writing Song

One of the most haunting pieces of music ever written has to be “The Host of Seraphim” from The Mist soundtrack. The incredible performance of musical harmony and vocals is by the band Dead Can Dance. The first video is … Continue reading

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M is for Moving Along with Motifs — And More | #AtoZChallenge

Motif “A theme or pattern that recurs in a work.” I was already a writer for about a decade when I ran into the first writing help I ever received in the days of pre-Internet. My age was 12. I … Continue reading

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Stepping Off the Precipice: What If My Book Had Kept the Prologue I’d Intended?

After reading Prologues and Epilogues — Is There a Point to Them? (Helena Fairfax, A Writer’s Path), which I reblogged in the previous post (here), once again I am forced to revisit my writing process from many years ago, between … Continue reading

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Day 8: Today’s Writing Song

A Quiet Darkness by Houses is an atmospheric composition that epitomizes the mood and tragedy of Bret’s life in Beyond the Precipice. And I raised your voice from a stone With the song of the dead. In dreams There’s a … Continue reading

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Day 7: Today’s Writing Song

Aron Wright’s haunting voice in And Still, the Darkness Comes had me instantly mesmerized. The song was played during my daughter Terra’s end-of-year dance showcase over high-quality speakers. Add low lights, lanterns, and dancers, and the song worked like a … Continue reading

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Day 1: Today’s Writing Song

The sounds in music generate mood and emotion, which craft scenes. That’s how it works for me. It’s during a session of music appreciation that scenes, additional layers, or heightened character conflict spontaneously materialize. This gives me more clay to … Continue reading

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Black Trees, Fiery Sun Dogs, Purple Clouds, Azure Sky

Related winter posts Pink Sun, Purple Sky, Diamond Snow … And Fluffy Bunnies? Orange Clouds, Rainbow Sun Dogs, Blue-White Snow Visit to Ontario: A Photo Story Winter Photo Challenge: Earth and Sky

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How Weather Influenced the Music of the ’60s and Beyond

Originally posted on SongSmith:
The 1960s has gone down as one of the most pivotal and revolutionizing decades as far as pop and rock music are concerned. From The Rolling Stones and The Beatles to Bob Dylan and The Supremes,…

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