Admittedly, today’s video is odd. But one cannot avoid the creativity.
A musician writes a song around the strange meowing of his neighbor’s cat. Complete with lyrics.
Enjoy! And then comment if you see a metaphor here for the writing life.
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Keep writing. Pivot when necessary. Improve as needed. Eventually, you’ll get a masterpiece—or at least something interesting.
BTW, I did not get an email with the blog link today — letting you know in case I’m not the only one.
Kristen Joy Wilks
I love this so much!!! He actually managed to create an emotional response in the listener, let the cat in!!! Lesson: Don’t feel like art has to be serious all the time. Put all of your talent and skills into funny things as well. Things that delight you!
There is inspiration everywhere. You just have to take the time to stop and listen each day.
My personal application: I need to get weirder. I’ve been playing it traditionally safe for too long. And inspiration is everywhere…if you just let it in.
The Bible says, “Love wins.” The world says, “Weird wins.”
My thoughts are…perhaps you spend too much time with Bob Hostetler. On another note, this just made me laugh and when Will Ferrell showed up…perfect ending. Thanks for the laughs.
Sharon K Connell
Pretty clever, but it reminds me of so many books I’ve read where the same words are too often repeated. LOL And the descriptions and information too often repeated. The cats were cute though.
Sister Georjean ALLENBACH
I love cats! they are truly very expressive!!! thank you for introducing this joyful entertainment!
He took a simple cat’s meow and turned it into a symphony by adding layers of orchestration, instruments, and harmony. And now the song is stuck in my head.
Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D.
Ear worms! How creative. Like an author, you just keep asking “What comes next?”
Oh yeah! Get inspired . . . Write a fantastic story . . . Oh . . . Word count is only 30,000 . . . Fill it in with more color and description . . . Great! Oh . . . Get rid of those pesky adverbs and weasel words and passive verbs . . . Then go back and try to make your story colorful again . . . Let friends and family read it . . . And wait . . . And wait . . . And wonder if your friends and family even like you anymore . . . I can identify with the cat . . .
Listen and be observant to the world around you. God created so much for us to enjoy, and we get so busy in our own realm his creativity gets lost.
When you notice something put your first thoughts on paper. Go back and flesh it out to make a masterpiece.