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Tell me your ultimate piano fantasy---ROMANCE NOVEL ideas...
« on: January 25, 2013, 07:10:28 PM »
In light of a few really ridiculous posts I have witnessed out there lately.  I thought I would write a supernatural romance thriller type string thing. 

Today I would like to know about your "piano dreams."   What are you playing? where are you? who is listening?  and most importantly--how do you feel???  trying to get some general ideas.

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This string makes little sense at present.  :)  but it you read through it you may get the general idea.  I keep changing the title.   



This is the beginning of my semi-autobiographical supernatural musical romance novel that we will all write together!!  If this starts getting huge I will put a new "blog" chapter of it here each day and you can scroll down if you get behind.   SHE NEEDS A NAME--and so does our immortal sexy mysterious vampire like piano teacher who will open the secrets of the universe for her and guide her to her shocking destiny!!!  .  Feel free to help me flesh it out.  ALL SUGGESTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED  -- need characters, events, twists, and red-herrings--and lots of piano references.  thanks!  Not trying for the Pulitzer just want to write something better than "50 Shades."   ;D  

HERE'S THE TEASER: l


She felt something dark and sinister wrapping around her mixed in with the silky hypnotic voice coming from her computer.   Something full of lies...and with it's own motives...but full of red hot desire.... it is something so powerful and so irresistible--and so wrong... it's wrong but she is tired of fighting it... she surrenders and lets the dark energy have her.  Her hands are playing feverishly, flying up and down the keyboard in a frenzy--but she is barely aware of it.  Such music in her ears...surely that couldn't be her playing that. She had never been able to play that quickly, and cleanly--but she IS playing.  Her hands feel so light as they strike each key precisely as Beethoven had dictated --she closes her eyes and sees the black carriage with it's strange driver...the image from her dreams.. Now she is again aware of her hands--the melody she is playing is hanging in the air around her--she can see the beauty of it--the energy it is creating Then the darkness starts whispering to her--making the voice from the computer sound distant and muddled.  

He is waiting in the carriage... hissed the voice in her head.


Chapter 1



I met my destiny because of the Maple Leaf Rag. :)

After seeing the movie, The Sting, I was obsessed with learning ragtime piano.  I committed as much Scott Joplin to memory as possible.  I just couldn't seem to get enough of it.  One day, while I was attending a junior college I found a practice room and started playing the Maple Leaf Rag.  A man came in a few minutes later and said that they needed a pianist for the college jazz band.  I told him I had no experience and didn't think I would be able to play jazz piano.  He said "how about if we give you scholarship money to play?"  The next day I was in jazz band.   I enjoyed it so much that I signed up for it again the following semester.

On the first day of the new semester a new guitar player entered the room.  Within a week we were dating and by the end of the semester he had convinced to move away with him and go to the University of North Texas where we would both major in music.



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Re: Has learning a piece of music ever changed your life?
«Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 11:27:14 PM »
How sweet!

This would make a good romance novel.
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Re: Has learning a piece of music ever changed your life?
«Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 11:48:08 PM »
thanks  ;D  if the 50 shades of gray lady can sell books--lol--why not me?  A romance novel with a pianist as the heroine.  A terribly neurotic yet BRILLIANT pianist who finds love and adventure with an incredibly handsome and talented guitar player who wants her to run away with him and pursue music.--I neglected to mention above that I was already engaged to someone else when my guitar guy entered my life. :o   hmmm... the possibilities ARE enticing...lol  the other guy--was not a musician...but he had a good job.  lol.  I did agonize over the decision to leave him for my husband.  this is just getting better and better..lol.  Unsure of my ability to make it as a pianist--incredibly jealous that the guitarist can play ANYTHING---the heroine sets out on a journey of self-discovery and love...with a man she has only known for 90 days! lol  too cheesy?  what do you think

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Re: Has learning a piece of music ever changed your life?
«Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 12:22:16 AM »
Oh god....my loneliness is taking over my nervous system right now...haha!

Your story is so romantic...
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: Has learning a piece of music ever changed your life?
«Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 03:08:24 AM »
Always interesting to see how one tiny event ripples out like that


I'd say yes on the pieces of music changing my life.  Some specific ones.  Others... I think they all do to some extent.
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Re: Has learning a piece of music ever changed your life?
«Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 06:04:28 AM »
Oh god....my loneliness is taking over my nervous system right now...haha!

Your story is so romantic...

I think if I incorporate a vampire into this story--we might actually have a best-seller here...lol

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Re: Has learning a piece of music ever changed your life?
«Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 06:58:18 AM »
And put Jude law on the cover! Plz :) i might actually feel bettet
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Re: Has learning a piece of music ever changed your life?
«Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 01:55:44 PM »
And put Jude law on the cover! Plz :) i might actually feel bettet

shall we make Jude the mysterious and brooding vampire lover who is enraptured with our heroine's unparalleled  ability to play the piano?  hmmm we could make him her mysterious new piano instructor.   Like Gerard Butler in Phantom of the Opera---incredibly evil and yet far more handsome and masculine than the other guy.  ha ha ha


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Re: Has learning a piece of music ever changed your life?
«Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 02:47:18 PM »
Definitely make jude a musician who is hopelessly in love with the heroine and so on
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Re: Help me write a Romance novel! Pianist and Vampire?
«Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 03:11:39 PM »
Yes a brilliant pianist--with supernatural abilities because he is really VAMPIRE...lol Incredibly handsome and VIVACIOUS--not brooding---but mysterious... He is old enough to have actually MET the great composers--maybe he was Beethoven's friend...ooooh....think of the commentary we could interject there posing as our antagonist...or would we be expecting too much of our audience?  hee hee

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I think you'd have to hurry up.  The vampire focus is a fad, and I believe it's starting it's decline (Thanks twilight, /sigh).  You need to be a visionary and predict the next trend.
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Ok just make him a super spy/hitman who is phenominal at piano
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Wow I thought this was a completely different thread until I realized that you changed the title.

Anyways, try this...

The main character can be a boy or girl, doesn't matter.

Okay so it's about some kid who goes to some random school majoring in piano performance right?  And he feels salty because everyone's better than him.

So one day he's walking home in the rain, and he sees some girl sitting outside his house.  So he feels salty and let's her in the house to dry up.  Little does he know that she's a vampire!  So she snakes him and bites him on the neck.

He wakes up a few minutes later confused and he starts playing the piano.  He's like a way better pianist now.

The vampire hears the music *ondine* and is like hypnotized by it, so she follows the noise, and she's like freaking out because she thought that he would be dead.

So now they live together, and he's using her to enter piano competitions and stuff




This is kinda shallow for now, but I have SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much stuff right now and I have to like process it first.  This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!
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Okay so it doesn't start off as a romantic relationship.  They both live with each other because they both have something the other person wants.

The vampire can suck blood from her as much as she wants because for some odd reason she wont die.

And the girl can use his powers to make her a kickass pianist.

The kickass piano powers the girl gets only lasts for like 8 hours.

Aaaagh all these ideas are popping up in my head I'm gonna get a freaking brain overload!!!

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Dude!! That was really rad!!
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Dude!! That was really rad!!

Hmmmmmmm...

Okay, so the Vampire is immortal!  And the human isn't, so that's gonna be a problem.

Okay so the Vampire sucking blood from the pianist has some side effects.  I won't say that it depletes his life force or whatever, because that's too cliche.  I'll think of something later...

But since they have a rocky start, the vampire doesn't want to tell the pianist of the side effects until they start to have feelings for each other.  But the vampire still doesn't tell him because he feels like she'll feel salty and decide to kick him out of the house or something.

But later on it starts to be a problem.  And now the vampire wants to tell him, but she's like addicted to him and she can't. 

So later on it starts to get a little serious.  Now the side effects are starting to effect their everyday life and the vampire tells him. 

I don't know what's next.  I still have to process this stuff. 

Maybe I'll make a little skit for you?
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No more vampire stories...

Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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So we are shying away from the classic "Vampire."  We are looking for an as yet unidentified  ancient supernatural being with the appeal of vampire--without the cheesines...

Their first encounter---I am thinkin on skype--he can see her--but he covers the webcam so she cannot see him.   He asks her to sit at her piano and play for him as he watches online...though she can't see him and has no way of knowing what he looks like--she is incredibly attracted to him.  His voice is velvety and smooth and she feels the resonance from it in her chest.  It is engulfing her as she plays seemingly reaching every part of her frame..she has never felt lust while sitting on a piano bench and her breathing becomes irratic..... ---our first big description of steamines. She is so overcome with lust and attraction that she is forced to channel that energy into her playing...and reaches a..shall we say new level of abilities--right then and there.... ( what is she going to play for her supernatural piano instructor --think of something that exudes passion--lust-- a mainstream piece--but one that a super-serious pianist would play for an audition.)  

She felt something dark and sinister wrapping around her mixed in with the silky hypnotic voice coming from her computer.   Something full of lies...and with it's own motives...but full of red hot desire.... it is something so powerful and so irresistible--and so wrong... it's wrong but she is tired of fighting it... she surrenders and lets the dark energy have her.  Her hands are playing feverishly--but she is barely aware of it.  Such music in her ears...surely that couldn't be her playing that. She had never been able to play that quickly, and cleanly--but she is playing.  Her hands feel so light as they strike each key precisely as Beethoven had dictated --she closes her eyes and sees the black carriage with it's strange driver...the image from her dreams.. Now she is again aware of her hands--the melody she is playing is hanging in the air around her--she can see the beauty of it--the energy it is creating Then the darkness starts whispering to her--making the voice from the computer sound distant and muddled. 

He is waiting in the carriage... hissed the voice in her head.



 


This revelation only serves to magnify her attraction.

That night she dreams....  (tell me what she dreams..)





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Re: Vampire Pianist fantasy novel? taking suggestions :) WARNING PG-13
«Reply #18 on: January 27, 2013, 02:41:23 AM »
Personally, as long as you don't extent this fantasy that Vampires are celibate, herbivorous, sparkling poofs that twinkle in the sunlight and have the emotional gamut of Megan Fox, then I think you should be fine.

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Re: Vampire Pianist fantasy novel? taking suggestions :) WARNING PG-13
«Reply #19 on: January 27, 2013, 02:53:51 AM »
*Bob gags.*
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So we are shying away from the classic "Vampire."  We are looking for an as yet unidentified  ancient supernatural being with the appeal of vampire--without the cheesines...

Their first encounter---I am thinkin on skype--he can see her--but he covers the webcam so she cannot see him.   He asks her to sit at her piano and play for him as he watches online...though she can't see him and has no way of knowing what he looks like--she is incredibly attracted to him.  His voice is velvety and smooth and she feels the resonance from it in her chest.  It is engulfing her as she plays seemingly reaching every part of her frame..she has never felt lust while sitting on a piano bench and her breathing becomes irratic..... ---our first big description of steamines. She is so overcome with lust and attraction that she is forced to channel that energy into her playing...and reaches a..shall we say new level of abilities--right then and there.... ( what is she going to play for her supernatural piano instructor --think of something that exudes passion--lust-- a mainstream piece--but one that a super-serious pianist would play for an audition.)  

She felt something dark and sinister wrapping around her mixed in with the silky hypnotic voice coming from her computer.   Something full of lies...and with it's own motives...but full of red hot desire.... it is something so powerful and so irresistible--and so wrong... it's wrong but she is tired of fighting it... she surrenders and lets the dark energy have her.  Her hands are playing feverishly--but she is barely aware of it.  Such music in her ears...surely that couldn't be her playing that. She had never been able to play that quickly, and cleanly--but she is playing.  Her hands feel so light as they strike each key precisely as Beethoven had dictated --she closes her eyes and sees the black carriage with it's strange driver...the image from her dreams.. Now she is again aware of her hands--the melody she is playing is hanging in the air around her--she can see the beauty of it--the energy it is creating Then the darkness starts whispering to her--making the voice from the computer sound distant and muddled. 

He is waiting in the carriage... hissed the voice in her head.



 


This revelation only serves to magnify her attraction.

That night she dreams....  (tell me what she dreams..)






Oh, Beethoven!! The unknown supernatural guy should be Beethoven. There is something completely overwhelming and irresistable about him. Beethoven is fantastic! Have you read his letters? There will never be another like him.
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: Vampire Pianist fantasy novel? taking suggestions :) WARNING PG-13
«Reply #21 on: January 27, 2013, 02:23:01 PM »
yes...Beethoven.  I used to imagine him standing at the edge of my piano when I was 6!  IT MUST BE BEETHOVEN.    I really like your ideas. :) 

She needs a name, and I am thinking of creating an account on PS for her....   maybe we could do the Dracula thing and make the story come out of her comments and posts. 

I am starting to lean to a "immortal beloved" type theme.  His letters...his journals.   The commentary he could give--would be really coooool.   What would you say to Beethoven?

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Re: Vampire Pianist fantasy novel? taking suggestions :) Beethoven?
«Reply #22 on: January 27, 2013, 05:43:33 PM »
Whatever you say, you better it say it really loud.
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Re: Vampire Pianist fantasy novel? taking suggestions :) Beethoven?
«Reply #23 on: January 28, 2013, 01:42:51 AM »
Hey hey now! everyone will lose their hearing, at least some of it, eventually.
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Re: Vampire Pianist fantasy novel? taking suggestions :) Beethoven?
«Reply #24 on: January 28, 2013, 04:32:04 AM »
my fantasy ghost Beethoven will be able to hear....  :) lol.   or maybe they can just communicate telepathically . 

but I hadn't considered the hearing issue.  hmmmm.    :o