DotWrite21 Prompt: Week 3

This week’s prompt was submitted by Matt Shiels, a first-year fiction writer in the UMass Boston MFA in Creative Writing program and our Season 10 Coordinator for Write on the DOT.

Matt writes: Music can be used to speak about social issues, culture and politics. Many writers are inspired by the ways music speaks to them, or to set the mood for a work of poetry or fiction.

Think about what each individual instrument in a song might have to say. Choose an instrument and express how you would get people to listen. Are you the drums or a guitar? Are you a violin in an orchestra, or a trumpet performing a solo with a Jazz quartet? A song is only as good as the sum total of all its musical parts. Which part might you be?

Get creative and have fun with it!

A display from Matt’s record collection.

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