Filk – What Are You Trying to Do?

You can always filk at the drop of a hat- start singing a song you know and fill in new words as you go along.

But if you want to write a filk, you probably should start at the beginning

What are you trying to do with this filk?

There are silly filks and serious ones. Ones that are bawdy, or historical, or complicated. Lots of different kinds of filks

and figuring out what you want to do with this filk will lay the ground work for all of the other pieces.

Are you trying to:

  • Entertain people?
  • Get them to sing along?
  • Make them laugh?
  • Move them to tears?
  • Inspire them?

The music you use, the words you select, the story you tell are all built off of what your goal is.

So what are you trying to do with this filk?

Catherine Kane

2/27/14

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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