Pardon me, sitting back here listening to Neil Young's, Tell Me Why.
This song brings on a mellow feeling. Sometimes Mr. Young's music (or should I call him Neil?) can be downright depressing but as a writer of songs he is second-to-none.
So, today as you sit back to write for ten minutes sink into Neil-Young-mode and feel yourself becomming a little less randomly wicked (or stressed as the case may be) and be a bit more on the mellow side.
It's not always good to have too much of a good thing so this week we are chilling out a bit...
Today's WHAT ~ Here's the drill:
Write about a time when you mellowed out.
How did you got about it?
What caused you to mellow out?
Was it a rainy day or a case of the "boredoms"? [My mum always said, "there's no such thing as boring, just people who are bored".]
Is it hard to make arrangements
When you're old enough to repay
but young enough to sell?
If you are familiar with this song you will notice the lyrics are written with a lot of internal conflict and if you know the tune you'll notice the music contains a lot of conflict too. It jumps from cheerful major bluegrass chords to sombre (or perhaps sober) minor folk and then there's that change in time signature.
Whether this is natural talent or intent, only Neil Young knows but to me it's just great songwriting when a singer/songwriter can intertwine words and music into such a powerful presentation and this my friend is what us writers need to strive for, and hopefully this helps explain yesterdays "munchies" from Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Easy reading (or in this case listening) is damn hard writing"
Now, snap out of it, and get writing!
Because it's fun and it will help you become a better writer
This was, Zak, bringing you another wickedly random Wednesday WHAT?
By the way: Check out this note from Mark Lawrence on yesterdays "munchie" received through Facebook,
"So brevity is an anagram of verbosity?"
Now there's a switched on writer.
Good job, Mark!