The Wheel Weaves (an Album?) as the Wheel WillsPosted: July 25, 2014 Filed under: Music, Songwriting | Tags: Brandon Sanderson, EP, Full-length album, inspiration, music, piano, Rand, Robert Jordan, songwriting, strong female characters, Wheel of Time, women, WoT Leave a comment
*The following blog is about songs I have written or plan to write, but it is going to talk about some minor happenings in the Wheel of Time series written by Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s passing.
One of those songs, Make Him Mine, is about a relationship in the Wheel of Time series from Elayne’s point of view.
As I was writing the song, I had ideas for other songs and I daydreamed of an entire WoT-themed album. Over the course of the fourteen books Rand encounters many people, but it is his relationships with all the extremely strong women that inspire me to get writing. They love him, they hate him, they fear him, and they treat him like a little child. It is so entertaining to read, and I have so many thoughts about how each woman’s song might sound. I love that in these books the men and women constantly talk about how they have no idea how to even begin to understand the opposite sex. It makes for great source material! Before I sent Reconstruction off to the printer, I even started on a song for a feisty older gal we meet in book 7.
I will keep you updated on how this project progresses. Right now I am still riding high on the excitement of my most recent album, but that itch to write more is always just beneath the surface. I’ve been jotting down lyrics here and there as inspiration strikes.
Random funny quote from the Wheel of Time Wikia page for the women of WoT: Women: “People who sniff, stare, smooth their skirts, and fold their arms under their breasts, and other stuff also, but mostly that.”
Yeah, that sounds like what one of the male characters would say!
Awesome trivia: there are 1,031 female characters in this series!!!!