Monday, August 26

Dead at Seventeen by John Berrio Reading / Inspiration for Ghost of Death / Vlog


Hi! Welcome to a ghostly edition of my vlog here on Write with Fey.

I've got two videos for you this time. The first is a reading of a poem that influenced me while I was writing Ghost of Death. The second video is a reading from my short story, Ghost of Death.

In the first video, I get choked up. The poem Dead at Seventeen by John Berrio is no joke.

By watching both videos, you'll be able to see just how the poem inspired me.

Enjoy!

And maybe have a tissue close by...


Dead at Seventeen by John Berrio Reading
Inspiration for Ghost of Death

Length: 10:14




Ghost of Death Reading

Length: 6:11



Total Length for Both Videos: 16:25

Feel free to comment on my blog and/or on the videos on YouTube. To go to each video's YouTube page, click on the title located on the video.

QUESTION: Has a poem or other writing ever inspired you?


Thanks for watching!


18 comments:

  1. Oh Chrys those tissues came in handy that's for sure. Tears are part of my life since my son left this world nearly a year ago. I hope you're feeling much better these days. Enjoy this new week.

    Yvonne.

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  2. I can't turn on my volume, but I have read this poem and you're right, it's very sad. If only it were only ever fiction, but too often it's reality.

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    1. That's what's really sad about it...that it's often reality.

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  3. loved the video and it definitely tugs at the hearttstrings. thanks so much for sharing
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  4. I've had other books inspire story ideas. That's how I ended up with Being Human. A book I read kept me thinking about what would happen after it ended and it morphed from that.

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    1. That's neat! A great way to come up with a new story.

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  5. Very powerful poem. Nice job reading it, Chrys. So much heart. I can understand how this inspired Ghost of Death. Nice reading of that excerpt as well. You're rockin' the videos!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I wasn't sure about reading someone else's work, but I really wanted to read it and not just post the words.

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  6. You brought out the tears Chrys! I hope you're doing well! Big Hugs!

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  7. Usually its a song that inspires my stories. You did well with both readings.

    Good luck with the sales.

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    1. I've had songs inspire stories and scenes in my books. :)

      Thanks, Dolorah!

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  8. Heart wrenching. I can't even imagine losing someone that young.

    Elsie

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  9. I enjoyed listening to you read the story (which I had read a year or so ago). As far as poems or articles inspiring me, they have inspired a lot of my satire :)

    Stay safe! It looks like the cone of the Dorian (of which we were in yesterday, is focusing more and more on Florida.

    http://www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. Thanks, Sage! It sure was exhausting watching Dorian these past several days.

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