On May 29, 1913, Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score ‘The Rites of Spring’ premiered in Paris and sparked a riot!
(Wouldn’t you love to have a short-story-reading public that was so passionate about the art, they were willing to throw punches?!)
Write About A Gathering Of Experts That Degenerates Into A Rammy
- This could take place at a business or scientific conference. Imagine someone presenting a radical, innovative idea and being rowdily challenged by his fellows.
- This could be historical, present day, fantastical or sci-fi. You decide.
- Make sure you set high stakes for the participants. In Stravinsky’s case, he was a young composer, trusted by the great choreographer Diaghalev to compose something new and untested. There were two factions in the audience: the wealthy, conservative ballet lovers and the young upstarts who wanted to revolutionize all things artistic. What will your story’s opposing forces have to lose if their ideas are rejected?
- Remember, as well as the spectacle and opportunity for action in this story, it must be about characters. Make us care about your characters.
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