Songwriting and Novel Writing -- Storytelling?
Songwriting and Storytelling
So this weekend I'm speaking at Eddie’s Attic with author and friend, Jack Riggs (Saturday, 3PM). The subject: how songwriting and storytelling inform and enrich one another. In my new novella THE PERFECT LOVE SONG, I was only able to write the first two stanzas of this perfect song. So case in point: it is harder to write a song-story than a novel-story. A good songwriter (ie: my favorite Vince Gill) can say more in one stanza than I can say in three hundred pages.
Being on Eddie’s Attic stage (where greats like Sugarland started) will be a thrill even if I’m only there because the word SONG is in my title. I’ll take it however I can get it…
Jack IS a songwriter, and from what I hear, he’ll sing us a song that afternoon. I won’t sing. I promise.
Right now though, I’d love to hear what you think the differences and similarities are between songwriting and novel writing. Yes, both are forms of storytelling, but tell me….what do you think?
Tell me: firstname.lastname@example.org OR post below!