My Mission Statement

I write to serve, to unite, to educate. I write to share literature and flesh out ideas that may be of interest to others. I write to document an emotion, experience, or a blip in time. My mission is to write in such a way that the reader is reminded that we can find humor in all situations. It's one of the great blessings of life.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

I Believe in Music....

So...calling all writers!  Fellow writers, if you use music in the writing process, please answer my survey on the left side.  I am doing research on the role of music in writing picture books.  However, I  would be interested in hearing from writers of all genres.

I love music, all kinds of music, and it is a big part of my writing process.  I work out my rhyming picture books on the piano, for example, and I wonder if anyone else uses music in this way (and if it is even a good idea!).  I might be cramping the story in a box.  So I want to study the relationship between music and writing and how it may be helpful and/or harmful.  I welcome any thoughts, suggestions, or recommended resources in this process.

I am working on a book now along with a study of rhythm and meter in Cajun music.   The topic of the book is related to southern Cajun culture.  I hope to study the process by doing a series of manuscripts using music.

It might be good or it might be bad.  I will keep you posted.  Thanks for your feedback and input.

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