Sunday, 28 August 2011

Day 21 – A song from a band you hate

Just like with my favourite band, I don't really have a band I hate. I have very wide ranging music tastes and if I find a song I don't like so much I generally just switch the radio over onto another station. There are plenty of artists that I don't think I'd get on with if I happened to find myself talking to them, and plenty of songs I don't like for one reason or another, but it's difficult to think of a band that I really don't like.

Just off the top of my head I'm going to say I don't really like the Lightning Seeds, but I've only heard one song of their that I know of, and that was Three Lions, which I really didn't like.

The Google image search pulled up this picture and my overactive imagination looked at all the hats and though, 'hey, it's a cowboy convention!'. So today's prompt is: what happens at a cowboy convention?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Day 20 – A song from your favorite band

I have a slight problem with this one, because I don't have a favourite band. However, when I was a teenager, my favourite band was Take That - yes, I was a Thatter - and so I'll pick one of their songs.

I think I'm going to plump for Never Forget, because it's a fantastic feel good song and I always remember going to a concert, finding my seat was really close to the stage, and singing along with Never Forget, waving my arms in the air, and leaving with a really good buzz.

Today's prompt then, is to write about a concert, from any point of view - stage manager, artist, someone in the crowd, security, car park attendant - and to include all five senses in the piece.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Day 19 – A song that you want to play at your funeral

An easy choice today - In Christ Alone has been one of the songs I've wanted at my funeral pretty much since the first time I heard it.

The song is written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, and I'm not going to say anything else today except to share some of the lyrics and this link to the song.

[...] Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied - for every sin on Him was laid; Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay, light of the world by darkness slain: Then bursting forth in glorious Day, up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory sin's curse has lost its grip on me, for I am His and He is mine - bought with the precious blood of Christ.

[...] No power of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from His hand 'til He returns or calls me home, here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Day 18 – A song that describes you

I don't know about you, but sometimes I find myself in situations where I feel like I'm back as a little kid, way out of my depth, and really not sure what I'm supposed to be doing. For that reason, the song that keeps coming to mind when I was trying to think of a song that describes me was Just a Little Girl by Trading Yesterday.

When I did an image search it brought up the expected pictures of cute toddlers and chubby babies, but this picture leaped out at me. I don't know if it's the expression on the woman's face, or just that it was different, but I'm going to use her as a character in a story.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

General update

I've been quiet recently, sorry, and part of that is because work has been really busy. In between meetings and trying to fit in sleep, I (foolishly!) decided to try Camp NaNoWriMo in July as well. This works on the same principals as the main NaNoWriMo in November, but happens throughotu the summer months.
What I wrote wasn't anything I'd plan to edit or send off anywhere, it was purely for fun, but it did the job of getting me writing large amounts on a regular basis again, which is something I'd been getting very bad at over the last couple of months.
I actually enjoyed it so much, and the support from the NaNo forums, that I've signed up to do it again in August.

Meanwhile, I got my final result from my OU Creative Writing course, which I passed comfortably, and which I'm very pleased about. I've signed up for the advanced course which starts in October. It should be interesting as it covers different areas of creative writing that I haven't really looked at before, like screenplay adaptions and so on.

I hope you're all having a good summer and I'll try to be more regular with my blog now!