During this time of upheaval music is a balm for the soul. I find myself singing old gospel songs to comfort myself. Weird songs pop into my head and strange moments. This has always been a problem for me, it’s like I have my own playlist in the background of my life. Has anyone seen the new television show “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist?” I’ve not seen … Continue reading Where does the music take you?
It’s a Long Story by Willie Nelson and David Ritz, Narrated by Christopher Ryan Grant (Audible) Willie, Waylon and the boys…in 2015, having just turned 80, Willie shares an in-depth look at the good and bad the comprised his life, so far. While the story is narrated by Christopher Ryan Grant, he does a fabulous job of letting you hear Willie’s voice. This autobiography is … Continue reading Audiobook Reveiw It’s a Long Story
The Pamlico Writers’ Group hosts a monthly, one-thousand word challenge. The month of April, the picture was donated by photographer, Tammy Cooper, a night over the water, drenched in blue. I enjoy attempting to write a story to match the pictures. For me, the challenge offers an opportunity to experiment with my writing. This story is a play on words, using poetry to help me … Continue reading Electric Guitars and The Blues
Some play by ear, others by note but to make the music beautiful you must have passion and you must practice. Like any art, some have a natural talent while others have to learn the mechanics. As a friend was encouraging me to continue my writing despite several set backs and heart breaks, he told me a story. His mother played piano, she could hear … Continue reading A Note of Encouragement
Are you inspired by music? Do you listen to the radio or down load certain songs while writing? Brigid Kremerer has a song list at the back of her Elemental books. The songs inspire her characters and her writing. I love to listen to music when I write and some songs really inspire my characters, their emotions or actions or get me in the mood … Continue reading Song Inspiration