Have you ever listened to a piece of music and been moved by the story? Gotten chills? I strive to write like that. Many authors have moved me to chills and tears as well.
I was listening to a piece of music from Buffy the Vampire Slayer – now hear me out – and was reminded why I watched the show. The artist, Christophe Beck, truly showcases why I watched the show at all in his pieces, “Close Your Eyes” and “Sacrifice”.
Why? Because you can feel every beat in his outline… everything from the intro to the climax to the dénouement.
We could learn a lot about outlining by listening to music. I’ll post the vids to these songs below. Listen to the music. Feel the beats. What are your thoughts?