As with music, writing proves more interesting when composed in a minor key #Fminor. We immediately recognize the sound of such a musical work as different. Whereas a composition created in a major chord imparts a happier, warmer sound, one crafted in the minor realm conveys a gloomier, darker sound. While learning to play the piano, I found minor arrangements intriguing. Each piece represented a journey into shadowy places where the chords failed to align with the expected.
Writing in a minor key produces similar feelings. The off-center storyline or twisted character fills us with uncertainty of how the composition will progress. We’re surprised by the unforeseen plot diversion wondering where it will lead. Or one of the characters we believed in takes an unexpected turn making us wonder if he really represents the good expected.
I strive to write in the minor key, where scenes lead to murky places and characters are not what they seem. Although creating the distorted character seems easier than the unconventional plot, I work to achieve the goal of integrating both into my stories.