So this past Tuesday, I wrote a post of (fake) book pitches inspired by So You Think You Can Dance routines. And I was totally blown away by how awesome the feedback was. Turns out there’s a lot of SYTYCD fans among us bookish types! Not only was the feedback amazing, but it also became my most-viewed post and my highest-traffic day ever, all within 24 hours of the post going up. Now, I’m not expecting lightning to strike twice, but it seems to me that this dance+book thing is a thing that people seem to like.
So considering the feedback, plus the fact that I absolutely loved writing that post, I tried to think about how I could incorporate something like it into my regular blogging routine. And here’s what I’ve come up with.
Each week, on the day after the show, I’ll put up a post selecting one dance from the night before, and I’ll do a book pitch inspired by it, complete with an author I think could pull it off. It won’t necessarily be my favorite dance of the night, or the best-executed dance; it’ll just be the one that inspires me the most to come up with a story idea.
Although for this week, let me just state for the record, I loved this dance. Loved. I want Christopher Scott to come choreograph my life.
And then I’ll need someone to dance it for me too, because I’m woefully uncoordinated.
Song: Architect of the Mind by Kerry Muzzey
Choreographer: Christopher Scott
Dancers: Top 20
Pitch: A teen prodigy is pulled out of his high school classroom and thrown into a top-secret think tank with one mission: find a way to prevent the imminent end of the world.
Suggested Author: James Dashner
Were any of last night’s dances particularly inspiring to you?
So You Think You Can Dance airs Wednesdays on FOX at 8 p.m. EST.