Like many others, I had an event canceled due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. It was to be a workshop at a local library on writing, intended for teens involved in the library’s summer reading program. In lieu of an in-person event, I produced a video instead, which the library shared on their Facebook page, and which I’ve embedded below.
Like many other creatives during the age of physical distancing and semi-quarantine, I’ve been dabbling in a smattering of creative hobbies. Among these is music – I have a couple of guitars, but it had been a while since picking up one. Along the way, I also grabbed a book from Kindle Unlimited on music theory (Music Theory: From Absolute Beginner to Expert by Nicolas Carter) . Lo and behold, in between all of the stuff about the chromatic scale, extended cords, and diatonic modes was an unexpected connection to storytelling: