How to Show a Change between Beginning and Ending

The Most Important Element of a Story that Works - How to Show a Change between Beginning and Ending

March 03, 2022   |   0   |   Episode 022 Shownotes

How to Show a Change between Beginning and Ending

The Most Important Element of a Story that Works - How to Show a Change between Beginning and Ending


Episode Overview:

[00:01:29] Recap of what we've learned so far

[00:02:27] Change in Stories

[00:03:37] What is a plot?

[00:06:20] Beginning - CHANGE - Ending

[00:09:21] Story Example: The Lion King

[00:12:10] Song Examples that Show Change

[00:12:18] “I’m A Believer” by The Monkees

[00:13:01] “Love Again” by Dua Lipa

[00:14:21] “Good Riddance / Time of Your Life” by Green Day

[00:15:05] “I’d Do Anything for Love” by Meat Loaf

[00:16:23] “You Asked for This” by Halsey

[00:17:19] “To Be Loved” by Adele

[00:18:32] Summary and Outro


How to Show a Change between Beginning and Ending

Episode 022



Honestly, you’re about to learn about one of the most important aspects that decide if you have a story or if it’s just a sequence of events where nothing happens at all. 

You might already know what I mean: Stories are about change. 

In each episode, I’m saying, “Stories are about change. Stories are about change.”

But what does “Change” actually mean?

  • How can we end differently than we started?
  • How can we show how our plot progresses?
  • And how can we keep listeners engaged?

Well, in today’s bite-sized episode, you’ll discover how you can use that crucial element of storytelling for writing more captivating lyrics.

Are you ready?

Let’s get started.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:
  • Stories in Songs FREE 3-part-video-series: https://storypower.storiesinsongs.com/
  • Episode 20 – “Kiss Me Slowly”
  • Song Exploder: https://songexploder.net/dua-lipa
  • “I’m A Believer” – The Monkees – © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
  • “Love Again” – Dua Lipa – © Silver Fox Music Limited, Tap Music Publishing Ltd., Best Coffee In Town, Tomboy Music Limited
  • “Good Riddance / Time of your Life” – Green Day – © W.b.m. Music Corp., Green Daze Music
  • “I’d do Anything for Love” – Meat Loaf – © Edward B Marks Music Company, Marks Edward B. Music Corp., Edward B. Marks Music Co.
  • “You Asked for This” – Halsey – © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing
  • “To Be Loved” – Adele – © Universal Music Publishing Group

© Stories in Songs, Melanie Naumann


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