Musicians know how to writeIf you’re looking for writing inspiration, here’s an idea: Turn up the tunes!

Musicians do a masterful job of touching our hearts and souls, and sometimes our funnybones, too. Artists tell stories using many of the more traditional writer’s tools for expressive writing, such as metaphors and similes. One that always sticks in my head is from The Tragically Hip, who sing “Pale as a lightbulb / hanging on a wire” in New Orleans is Sinking.

Read more ideas and examples in the May issue of my Wordnerdery newsletter.

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