Monday, 27 August 2012

A Musical Argument

Today's Topic Suggestions:
  • Write an argument between two characters about music styles
  • Share a passage where two characters argue over music

An argument over appropriate music from 'Dragonsong'
"Tomorrow you'll be excused from your regular morning duties to take the youngsters for their teaching" he told her. "But I'll have no more of those finger-twiddlings of yours."
"I sang my songs when Petiron was alove and you never minded them..."
Yanus frowned down at his daughter.
"Petiron was alive. He's dead now, and you'll obey me in this..."

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Story of a Song

Today's Topic Suggestions
  • Write your own story based on a song
  • Share with us a story that you think is based on a song
  • Post the lyrics of a song that is also a story
  • Tell us about the story behind a song

A Song Story

Monday, 6 August 2012

Music That Inspires Writing

Today's theme:
Today we'd particularly like to hear from those of you who like to write but, of course, there's always something for readers to talk about as well.
  • Do you listen to music whilst you write or do you need silence?
  • What music do you enjoy listening to whilst you write?
  • Tell us about music that you think/suspect/know influenced books that you've read
Share you're thoughts by linking up in the comments and don't forget that every 'Music Through The Pages' theme post you make entitles you to another entry in this month's giveaway.

Why silence is golden

Whilst I love listening to music I find it impossible to do whilst writing. My problem is that I end up writing down the words that I hear. I need silence instead to concentrate on forming the story and characters in my mind.

I used tosometimes listen to music whilst I put pen to paper. But that was back when I liked to do writing based on songs, or try to sneak song titles into what I wrote. That's all behind me now, so this reason is no longer valid.

Truth is that the need for silence is probably the reason why I d verry little writing nowadays- silence is so hard to come buy (and incredibly valuable).

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Music Through The Pages Schedule

Welcome to 'Music Through The Pages', a 'Summer Special' August event!

Throughout August, I'll be bringing you a series of posts linked to all things music and book-related. I'd love it if you'd join in through your own blogs, facebook, twitter, or comments on my posts.

There will be a giveaway running throughout the event, entry entries for which can be gained for each daily topic you post about.

To help you find these topic posts (which will be spread over all my blogs) and to allow you to schedule your posts wheree possible, here's a schedule of where posts will be hosted each day:

Wednesday 1st August- Introduce Yourself
Thursday 2nd August- Music To Our Ears (Giveaways launch date)
Friday 3rd August- Music That Makes My World Go Round
Saturday 4th August- Favourite Authors
Sunday 5th August- Music Book Review

Monday 6th August- Music That Inspires Writing
Tuesday 7th August- Stories That Inspire Music
Wednesday 8th August- Music That We Listen To Whilst Reading
Thursday 9th August- Writing Music
Friday 10th August- Music In Writing
Saturday 11th August- Writing in Music
Sunday 12th August- Journalling a Personal History of Music

Monday 13th August- Book Soundtrack
Tuesday 14th August- Story of a Song
Wednesday 15th August- Hymn Books
Thursday 16th August- Bookish Music Parodies
Friday 17th August- Music in Writing
Saturday 18th August- Writing in Music
Sunday 19th August- Character Interview: The Music Edition

Monday 20th August- Setting the Scene
Tuesday 21st August- Books, Music & Craft
Wednesday 22nd August-  Matching Music To Reading
Thursday 23rd August- A Culture of Music & Literature
Friday 24th August- Music in Writing

Saturday 25th August- Writing in Music
Sunday 26th August- Marking the Ocassion

Monday 27th August- A Musical Argument
Tuesday 28th August- Music of the Moment
Wednesday 29th August- Characterising an Attitude to Music
Thursday 30th August-  The Final Party
Friday 31st August- Wrap-Up Post

As yet we have no banner or button for this event. If you (or anyone you know) is able and willing to create one I'd much appreciate it. Plus, as a thankyou, I'd like to offer you the chance to win a book. Click here for details.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Pre-event giveaway (international)

I'm the first to admit that I'm not particularly artist, so I need yor help to create banners and buttons for my summer event.
As a thankyou all who provide a banner/button for use during 'Music Through The Pages' will be entered to win a copy of 'What A Performance' by Reginald Frary, as well as getting an extra entry into the main event giveaway.
One banner and one button will be chosen for use during the event, and I'll select one of these to receive the book prize.

To enter, simply design a banner or button, post it somewhere where I can see it, and then fill in the rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Announcing 'Music Through The Pages'

Throughout August I will be running an event across all my blogs entitled 'Music Through The Pages'.

This 'Summer Special' will be all about the relationship beween books and music and will include:

  • Extracts from books mentioning music
  • Reviews
  • Videos of songs about books
  • Music inspired by specific books
  • A giveaway
  • Daily topics for discussion on your own blogs/in the comments
I'm also planning to have author/blogger interviews and guest posts if I can get enough interest (forms will be available to fill in later this week if you wish to be involved). 
Any other ideas are, of course, always welcome.

The blogs involved will be:

That's all for now, more about this throughout this week.