30 April 2011

I’ll be able to spend time to write in a week and a half. I just have to hang on until then…

Until that time, I think I’ll update you on what’s been going on. I’ve been working on figuring out which key I’ll write the song Waiting in the Wind will be. I know that B and B flat are too high for pop (not the one by middle C). I was thinking of maybe doing the one that’s closer to middle C…then I need to determine if it’s going to be major or minor key…I don’t want to sound classical, but I want to be able to show my range’s capabilities.

The conundrum is to figure out what to do….

Wish me luck.

Ariel Ceylan

18 April 2011

I was somewhat productive today! I managed to write and send a letter to a teen magazine about stuff I learned in college. (Seventeen Magazine…that means boys, boys, boys) I also found some cool free indie book interviewers and queried them for interviews.

I put out all this positive energy in the world, and now it’s time to get some results.

Keep positive and keep on writing.

Ariel Ceylan

Teen Ink: From the Diary of Chillingworth

Three years ago I sent in an essay I wrote for school. This essay was a diary entry from Chillingworth ‘s(The Scarlet Letter) diary.

Two years and there is barely any activity on the site, and now, almost every other week, this article gets top ratings and ends up on the Fan Fiction page.

http://www.teenink.com/fiction/fan_fiction/article/89876/From-the-Diary-of-Chillingworth/

Check it out and tell me what you think!

Ariel Ceylan

14 April 2011

Okay!

Reading the Theater book I mentioned gave me so many ideas (well, two…) for play writing. Unfortunately, I have three weeks until the semester ends. I have three weeks until I am free from the bounds of paper writing and test-taking. I have three weeks until I am free to write uninhibitedly. I can feel so much joy growing deep inside me. I can feel the euphoria of stories waiting to burst inside me. It’s almost time. It’s almost time.

On another note, (great transition into music, huh?) I wrote two more songs. They are in 4.4…for some reason, all my songs are in 4.4. It’s curious, I find that my music is rather consistent in style and is very much like Tim Rice and Elton John.

What endeavors are you going for or planning on working on?

Ariel Ceylan

9 April 2011

I am doing so much! I’m notating my lyrics and I picked up this book, The Essentials of Theater (Edition 7) and it is such a fascinating read! I recommend it for anyone who would like to write plays.

Keep positive and keep on writing.

Ariel Ceylan