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489: Musical Inspiration

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Ian asks: John Steinbeck structured The Grapes of Wrath like a symphony. Are there other examples of works inspired by or structured like musical pieces?

Resources Mentioned:
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Questions 234: Writing Prompts and Outlines

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Mike asks:
“Is writing from a prompt or a trigger an advanced skill? Will writing to an outline sabotage my development?”

Resources mentioned:
Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues

The Coffee Service by J. Daniel Sawyer

Sculpting God by J. Daniel Sawyer

Writing Into the Dark by Dean Wesley Smith

Psycho IV