Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Plot Swap~ The Musical

Friday Plot Swap

Dawn's Plot Swap
Have a plot? Leave one
Need a plot ? Take one 
I don't write with music playing. For me, it is too much of a distraction. But, each of my WIPs have their own soundtrack. These are songs I listen to when I am stuck that remind me of the theme and direction of the story. 
For our Friday Plot Swap, here are a few that have sparked my imagination

Look at this photograph. Every time I do it makes me laugh. How did our eyes get so red? And what the hell is on Joey's head?
(Or Joe Eli or Robert Earl Keen)
They left the lawman dying. They made their get away. Got back to the motel just before the break of day. Sonny gave her all the money and he blew a little kiss. If they ask you how this happened say I forced you into this. 
(Yes, I know Simon and Garfunkel did it first)

Hang on to your hopes, my friend. That's an easy thing to say, but if your hopes should pass away, simply pretend that you can build them again. 
So, what songs make your brain start ticking or  help you barrel through writer's block? Leave us a few lyrics for Friday Plot Swap!


Linnette Rochelle said...

You've probably seen it in the national news...a woman and her two sons were killed by her boyfriend before he killed himself. What if you were her best friend and already sour on men? How would she respond to and old friend moved back to town - still single and still the sweetest guy she ever knew? And how can he trust her with his deep dark secret - not only did he find out he's adopted, but his mother was a drug addict, prostitute who allowed him to be molested as a child before he was taken from her?

Heavy stuff, I know, but does it get your creative juices flowing?

Dawn Alexander said...

WOW~ You have got some serious character conflicts going there. Great suggestion! Thanks for sharing!

Linnette Rochelle said...

LOL You bet! I've always been a touch on the dramatic side. ;-) Then again, life can be dramatic. :-)

Lindsay Cummings author said...

the band "band of horses" is great for writing! =]

Dawn Alexander said...

Thank for the suggestion. I will check them out.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

Geez! It's only taken me three tries to get here to comment on this post. And my comments are ALWAYS profound, so hold on to your seat:

Country music almost always gets my wheels I can't listen while I write, or I go off on more tangents than usual.

The Dance,Unanswered Prayers,
Friends in Low Places: Garth Brooks

All that ear worm Taylor Swift crap. Sucks me in like a YA mafia. If I was fifteen, I would totally be living a TS song.

Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy: Big n Rich (I didn't say it was all good clean fun, did I?)

I could go on, but I have to go watch DWTS. I'm totally voting for Kirstie. Funny Big Girls totally rock.