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It’s Inspiration Tuesday!

In It's Inspiration Tuesday! on April 9, 2013 at 1:03 am

Because I know music makes your braver. Today’s inspirational song is a piece from the Fringe Element Series by David Edwards.

It starts in a majestic introduction that lifts you up in a spirit of royalty, and or sweeps you into a mood of tragedy where onlookers view vast destruction. Slowly it ramps as the female vocal echos as a ghost in the background. Its continued march to the same melody crescendos until it hits its peak when at the end. The reveal is finally complete.

It’s a sweeping, beautiful epic piece.

It’s Inspiration Tuesday!

In It's Inspiration Tuesday! on April 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm

OK today for inspiration Tuesday I want to do something a little different.  The video is the trailer for the video game Mass Effect 3.  The final game in a space trilogy that was released for the Xbox 360 last year.  I’ve played this game and to talk about how immersive an experience it was would be an understatement.  I WAS commander Shepherd and I was saving the freaking galaxy!

For the purposes of our blog today, I want you to take a look at each scene in the video.  Each is actual footage or a rendered scene from the game.  Now imagine these as scenes in your novel.  Listen to the video again, this time without the music.  Does it have the same impact for you?  Probably not.  Because music moves us on a level that images do not.

Take any given scene, and write several paragraphs describing what you see.  Now add one paragraph that takes the story in any direction you want.

Note the variety in all the scenes, there’s love making, death, alien armadas, ground action.  Does your novel contain such scenes.  Listen to the dialogue.  Someone had to write it for the video game.  What dialogue would you change?  What would you add to each snippet of action you see?

It’s inspiration Tuesday ladies and gentlemen, and this is how we roll.

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It’s Inspiration Tuesday!

In It's Inspiration Tuesday! on March 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Because I know music makes your braver.  Today’s inspirational song is a piece by Audiomachine, that evokes, sheer power.  From the violins in the begining, to the pounding of the drums, and choir vocals.  It beats power, a sense of epic battle, and triumph and victory.

It starts with rushing violins, which are soon locked in raced only to be followed with a powerful drum beat. The meoldy then crescendos into a higher pitch until it pulses with pounding horns of annunciation   It grabs you, and does not let go.

Listen, write…and do not stop until you have conquered every jot and title, never yielding until each character is splayed before you fallen to the muse of your spirit and your paper bleeds with imagined Heroes, worlds and evil slain.

It’s Inspiration Tuesday!

In It's Inspiration Tuesday! on March 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Because I know that music makes you braver, and evokes emotion in a person. I will weekly list a track that moves me. I’m going to ask you to do the same. What music moves you to write, evokes emotion? Inspires you…to write. Create.

This sweeping, powerful melody, beckons one to take up arms, to grasp for the dream that seemed so formerly out of touch. With a female vocal, it quickly inspires you to stand and fight, it calls you to rise up and in the face of fear, know that nothing is impossible and that our time of freedom has come!

Inspiration Tuesday

In It's Inspiration Tuesday! on March 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Because I know that music makes you braver, and evokes emotion in a person. I will weekly list a track that moves me. I’m going to ask you to do the same. What music moves you to write, evokes emotion? Inspires you…to write. Create.

Here is a piece that has inspired me to write a Novel about a young man and his tribe in a African/ desert nation.

Literally I kept listening to this song, and the ‘star stuff’ gathered. I have a basic plot, names and histories of families formed, and the physical layout of the world map all materialized.

It’s a sweeping, beautiful epic piece.