|Photo taken by Jacqueline Bach|
Red Concert, May 2013
The Red concert is the only concert I've been to of hers so far (though we're going to see her 1989 tour this summer, YEAH!!!). We had great seats, right in the center, straight back. And, midway through the concert, she came to the back of the set...and we were so close...! That's when we snapped this picture. She really puts on a great show.
Okay, so what does this have to do with writing, you ask? Well, duh, Taylor is a writer. She's a great writer, who writes from the heart, and draws off of her own experiences, and her honesty in her writing has pushed her right to the top of the charts. I don't know how people write songs, it's such an overwhelmingly difficult task, and I really look up to her and the fact that she can write so many songs, and they are all so good, and can be applied to many different situations. Drawing from your own experiences is a terrific way to approach writing.
So, my little tip for the day....
When you don't know what to write, write what you know.
Because to you, what may seem mundane and boring, to someone else will seem exotic and different. Use emotions you've felt before. Have you experienced love? loss? a traumatic experience? a story worth sharing? Using your own emotions and experiences will pump life into your work. And this is one of the many reasons why Ms. Swift is so very successful. She stays true to herself, her experiences, and her real feelings.
Here's another picture...I just love the colors in it and wanted to share :)
Thanks for reading!