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Prompt: Song Plot Roulette

Prompt: Song Plot Roulette
Get Started With Song Plot Roulette

 

I thought we’d use some lists I’ve compiled from several places and categorized to give you a quick selection grid for key song elements.

Go step-by-step using the grids below, and you should have a pretty good plot outline for your lyric by the time you’ve hit the bottom of the post!

 

Step 1
Choose a point of view from the list below
1st Person
2nd Person
3rd Person
I – We
You – You
He – She – They

 

Step 2
Choose a Relationship the speaker has with someone else and the Life Event they share
Relationships
Life Events
Son/Daughter
Birth/Life
Husband/Wife
Death
Grandparent
Good Health
Friend
Poor Health
Coworker/Neighbor
Accident/Trauma
Family Member
Abuse/Self Harm (e.g., Vice)
Teenager
Homelessness
Parent
School Life
Mother/Father
Secret/Dating Life
Religious Figure
Job/Work – Loss/New
Mentor
Secret Life
Mistress/Secret Lover
Financial Problems/Windfall
Best Friend/Confidant
Arrest/Criminal Activity
Enemy/Nemesis
Series Of Life Changes
Lover
Nothing Ever Changes

 

Step 3
Choose their perspective on the event(s) & select either a positive or negative reaction. You could split the reactions to give it a twist as well!
Positive Reactions
Negative Reactions
Laughter/Amusement
Cries/Panics
Ecstatic/Animated/Celebratory
Surprised
Steely Resolve
Numb/Unfeeling
Courageous
Clings To (Past, Present, etc.)
Comforting
Pushes Away (Emotionally)
Cherished/Loved
Violent
Helpful/Can Be Counted On
Runs Away
Hard Working/Committed
Isolates Themselves
Calm/Controlled
Turns To A Vice
Satisfied
Ignores / Pays No Attention

 

Step 4
Choose a point in time & a place
Present
Past
Future
Moving
Now – Here
Back Then – Ago
Someday – There
Between Any Of Them

 

Places
Home/Away
Vehicle
Park/Garden
Town/City
A Room
Restaurant/Bar/Club
Street/Road
Special Place To You




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