I have found much inspiration in music and lyrics over the years, and that got me thinking that, with some artists having more than one song that helped spawn writing or that I thought should spawn some sort of fiction, that doing a whole album’s worth of songs would be fun and interesting.
Ideally, I suppose, they would all feature on the same story line or characters, but I am not going to limit it that way since that may not be feasible.
So the idea is, take some part of the song, the whole thing, a snippet of the lyrics, or the title, and use it to create a piece of fiction. If someone else saw this and wanted to do non-fiction, they should. I happen to hate non-fiction except for a few subjects, so that won’t be me.
I’d suggest a 100 word minimum, and knowing me, sprawling things are likely, but that seems a good starting point.
1. Select an album
2. Write a piece related to each of the songs in some way
3. Share online
For the first challenge, I chose First Aid Kit’s “The Lion’s Roar”
1. The Lion’s Roar – Seeking out and Searching for You
2. Emmylou – The Complications of Language and Breakfast
3. In the Hearts of Men – Chosen Roles
4. Blue – Can’t Keep Reaching for What You Don’t Have to Give
5. This Old Routine –
6. To a Poet –
7. I Found a Way –
8. Dance to Another Tune –
9. New Year’s Eve –
10. King of the World
I am currently debating whether or not to do the bonus tracks from iTunes.