Write about the subject you usually blog about as if you were a music critic.
I usually write book reviews for my book challenge update. I read a lot and for each book I read, I write a book review about that book for the edification of my readers. Also they might like to read that book. Some of them are popular novels. I try not to give away the endings, but sometimes I do (naughty of me, I know).
For example, the violins play their notes. In A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley, the first violins could represent Flavia de Luce. The French horn could represent the Gypsy woman Fenella Faa. The bass could represent Inspector Hewitt. The bassoon would be Tom Bull. The violas would be Colonel de Luce. The flute would be Daffy de Luce. The piccolo would be Feeley de Luce. The saxophone would be Brooke Harwood. The clarinet would be Colin Prout. The second violins could represent Porcelein Lee.
The chords represent the interaction amongst the characters. The movements of the musical piece show the twists and turns of the plot of the story, as Fenella is attacked, Flavia finds Brookie Harwood’s body, Flavia investigates Brookie’s activities, Flavia finds Colin in the Buckshaw cellars, Flavia confronts Tom Bull. The final movement, the resolution, brings the story to a conclusion when all is revealed and Flavia brings the portrait of Harriet home to Buckshaw.
This example shows how a book review can be like a music critic’s review. I have used one of my favorite books to illustrate the example and this book is one that I have recently reviewed so it will be familiar to my readers. Books are similar to symphonies in that all their parts work together to produce harmonious whole. Without one of the parts, something integral is missing and the whole would definitely be lacking something important. We need all the parts to make the whole work. This is true both in books, in the characters and their interactions, and in music, in the notes and the chords and movements.