So, Brett tagged me but it’s taken me this long to deal with it.
So here is your assignment for today, dear readers. Find a song that inspires you to write something, whether it gives you an idea for a script or just puts you into a better frame of mind. AND/OR (don’t you love choices) peek into the lyrics and find a stanza that sums up the theme of whatever script you’re working on. It’s quite uncanny how the two circumstances go together.
If possible, post a video of the song to really get people into the mood. (Yep, I’m aware of the irony of using Internet clips during the pissing contest. I like irony as much as bitchiness.)
Then, send the assignment (by e-mail or posting to one of their blog entries) to 5 other writers to do.
Music has pretty much always done that for me. The Eagles’ “Desperado” pretty much played nonstop when I was writing my western.
And Miss Dolly’s wonderful, “Here You Come Again” was the inspiration for the hero of a book I wrote called Razzmatazz, and the script I adapted from it. A guy who was a charming scoundrel and the practical, no-nonsense Texas girl who fell in love with him was putty in his hands.
Right now I’m totally into angst, and this frothy little ditty by Evanescence is one of the songs that’s haunting me and my writing.
I hope y’all have fun with it!
And by the way, who has an iPod that doesn’t mind getting tagged for a fun meme?