Saturday, November 9, 2013

Inspiration Saturday: A selection from my story soundtracks

Instead of offering knitting inspiration this week, I wanted to share some of what I'm using as the inspiration for the stories I'm trying to write throughout NaNoWriMo.  I know that it's National Novel Writing Month, but I've had this collection of short stories in me head for too long, and I needed a means to get them out.  The idea is simple: each story has a song in it.  Playing on the radio, being sung in the shower, whatever.  The song may or may not make total sense to the story right off the bat, but each story came out of my listening to the song and making some connection to a lyric or something.

So here are just a few of the songs that I'm using to create little worlds (note: for most of these, I've never seen the music video, so I have no idea if the story a director came up with might be in any way related to my own):

'Empty Room' by Marjorie Fair:

'Caramel' by Suzanne Vega

'Too Bad You' by Megan Slankard

'Rock & Roll Queen' by The Subways

'Manic Monday' by The Bangles

Just a small sampling.  Maybe one day I'll reveal what the story lines are, but for now I'm more concerned about getting my word count for today done, because I've had a busy day that did not involve being on the computer until now!

For more inspiration, go to Woolen Diversions.

1 comment:

  1. The concept for your stories sounds really interesting! I hope we get to read some.