• Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Writing A Musical vs Writing A Book

    Musical Project Update Time! XD So…in true me fashion, I underestimated how much work this was going to be. I thought I was well prepared coming into the year, but I quickly realized that wasn’t the case. None of my characters had names. I hadn’t settled on a style, even. Like, if there was going to be singing the entire time, like a traditional opera, or talking in-between songs, like a traditional musical. I didn’t even have a setting. I didn’t even have a notebook set up to jot notes and lyrics down in. I still have idea how to format this even. Am I writing a some kind of…

  • Fun,  Inside Information,  Musicals,  Work-In-Progress

    Top Secret Project News 👀

    Haha. So…I’m thinking about doing something crazy! So…let’s maybe talk about it a little bit? Hmm? We all know I’m not writing books right now. It’s not a book project or a book-like project, i.e. a novel, a novella, a short story, a novel in verse, whatever. I’ve mentioned a few times how one of my hobbies is songwriting. For years, I’ve been wanting to put more of my lyrics to music. It’s fun to sit down at the keyboard and play something and sing. As a stroke of good fortune, or a sign from the universe, just as I’m heading into the last month of my Masterclass subscription, a…

  • Mechanics,  Writing World

    Story Essentials: The Importance of Tone

    I recently saw The Little Mermaid the Musical. In case you don’t know, The Little Mermaid is my favorite movie of all time. To this day I can’t watch it without getting ALL the chills and feels. Long story short, I didn’t like the musical. It was fine. I give it a solid C minus. Major points were taken off namely because it was juvenile as hell. Had I known that going in, it would have been better. However, I went in thinking it would be more like The Lion King, which was BOSS. So…expectations were high. In reality, I get a smorgasbord of campy, juvenile, low-budget, and overacting. This is coming from…

  • Characters,  Facts of Life,  Movies,  Musicals

    Theatre Tour: Phantom of the Opera

    There are so many things I can say about The Phantom of the Opera: the awesomeness of the music, the beauty of the lyrics, the emotional turmoil! ^_^ It’s the perfect marriage between the opera (that I LOVE) and musical theatre. But today, I’m going to talk about Raoul, the childhood love of Christine Daae, and why that boy is a douche. 🙂 From the start, Raoul is painted as the wealthy patron of the theatre – a young man, who in his youth, would spend many summery vacations with his family on the same awesome summery grounds as Christine’s family. They had a cute little childish fling, and then…