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Weekend Assignment: Soundtrack

Life up Close: Impala Music Note

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This weekend I’m thinking, as I often am, about music and the impact it has on my writing.

Maybe it’s because I grew up watching so many films as a kid, or because my parents were of a musical persuasion and always had something playing in the background, that my entire life seems to have a soundtrack. For me, the world’s greatest invention may have been the playlist. It allows me to group my music according to the writing task in front of me. Happy songs, contemplative songs, angry songs… something appropriate for every type of writing I might tackle.

My many playlists inspired this weekend’s assignment. Your job starts simply. Listen to any piece of instrumental music you choose; skip the songs with lyrics.  Listen deeply. Soak up the music and hear the story behind it. Play the song more than once if you need to. What story is it the soundtrack for? Write that story. It can be a fictional tale, or a story from your personal history. Go where the music takes you and write.

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