Category Archives: Music Prompts

Music Prompt #11

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.


Music Prompt #10

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.


Music Prompt #9

As much as I would love to fill the entire year’s worth of music prompts with fantasy music, I’m sure some of you would love a break, so here’s Cold Mountain for you. (Also, if you don’t already follow my weekly Music Monday installments over on my personal blog, I’m a total folk and bluegrass nerd, so click here to hear more of this kind of music)

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.


Music Prompt #8

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.

Little Birthday Girl 00:00:00
Your Own Bow 00:01:00
Fate and Destiny 00:02:37
Elinor’s Court 00:04:18
Secret Cakes 00:05:41
Clans Have Accepted 00:06:10
Four Sons’ Tale 00:07:04
Listen 00:08:03
Clans Arrive 00:10:20
Remember to Smile 00:11:14
Lords’ Entrance 00:12:20
The Suitors 00:12:57
Brawl 00:14:31
Brawl Some More 00:15:07
The Games 00:15:55
Archery Competition 00:17:49
I Am Merida 00:18:58
Merida Rides 00:20:26
Why Here? 00:23:29
Witch’s Cottage 00:23:47
Tray For Mum 00:28:13
Bear Transformation 00:28:50
Party 00:31:26
Castle Bear Hunt 00:31:38
Through the Castle 00:31:40
Locked Out 00:35:34
Mum Waddles Off 00:37:08
Mend the Bond 00:38:00
What to Do 00:40:14
Noble Maiden Fair (Instrumental Version) 00:41:23
Breakfast Courtly Music 00:43:15
Hungry Mum 00:44:13
Mum Goes Wild 00:45:05
Mor’Du Attack 00:46:33
This Means War 00:50:56
Legends Are Lessons 00:52:39
In Her Heart 00:54:11
Bear Discovered 00:56:53
Get the Key 1:00:31
To the Rescue 1:02:10
Bear Fight 1:04:11
All My Fault (Instrumental Version) 01:06:07
We’ve Both Changed 01:08:57
Brave Trailer Theme 01:10:02


Music Prompt #7

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.

Fog Bound 0:00
The Medallion Calls 2:16
The Black Pearl 4:09
Will and Elizabeth 6:25
Swords Crossed 8:34
Walk the Plank 11:50
Barbossa is Hungry 13:48
Blood Ritual 17:54
Moonlight Serenade 21:27
To the Pirates’ Cave! 23:35
Skull and Crossbows 27:07
Bootstraps’ Bootstraps 30:31
Underwater March 33:10
One Last Shot 37:22
He’s a Pirate 42:08


Music Prompt #6

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.


Music Prompt #5

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.


Music Prompt #4 (aka Game of Thrones Edition)

In celebration of the return of Game of Thrones (April 24!!), this month’s music prompt is an epic 5 hour compilation of the previous five seasons’ soundtracks! Enjoy and write on!

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.

TRACKLIST
Season 1
0:00 – Main Title
1:46 – Goodbye Brother
4:54 – North of the Wall
8:43 – The Kingsroad
10:47 – The King`s Arrival
14:23 – Love in the Eyes
18:23 – A Raven From King’s Landing
19:40 – The Wall
21:41 – Things I Do For Love
23:32 – A Golden Crown
25:12 – Winter Is Coming
27:52 – A Bird Without Feathers
29:54 – Await The King’s Justice
31:56 – You’ll Be Queen One Day
33:32 – The Assassin’s Dagger
34:50 – To Vaes Dothrak
36:20 – Jon’s Honor
38:55 – Black Of Hair
40:35 – You Win Or You Die
42:33 – Small Pack Of Wolves
44:30 – Game Of Thrones
45:49 – Kill Them All
48:24 – The Pointy End
51:42 – Victory Does Not Make Us Conquerors
53:18 – When The Sun Rises In The West
55:59 – King Of The North
57:29 – The Night’s Watch
59:12 – Fire And Blood
1:03:43 – Finale

Season 2
1:06:14 – Main Title
1:08:01 – The Throne is Mine
1:11:20 – What is dead may never die
1:13:30 – Warrior of Light
1:16:33 – Valar Morghulis
1:19:30 – Winterfell
1:22:14 – Qarth
1:24:27 – Wildfire
1:28:09 – I`m hers, she`s mine
1:30:25 – Pyat Pree
1:32:39 – Don’t die with a clean sword
1:36:03 – We are the watchers on the wall
1:38:41 – Pay the Iron Price
1:41:15 – One More Drink before the war
1:43:23 – House of the Undying
1:48:25 – Stand and Fight
1:50:32 – The Old Gods and The New
1:53:11 – Mother of Dragons
1:55:47 – I Will Keep You Safe
1:58:05 – The Rains of Castamere
2:00:31 – Three Blasts

Season 3
2:03:11 – Main Title
2:04:56 – A Lannister Always Pays His Debts
2:07:46 – Dracarys
2:10:40 – I Paid the Iron Price
2:13:55 – Chaos is a Ladder
2:16:53 – Dark Wings, Dark Words
2:19:40 – You Know Nothing
2:23:01 – Wall of Ice
2:26:19 – Kingslayer
2:28:31 – I Have To Go North
2:29:54 – White Walkers
2:33:12 – It’s Always Summer Under the Sea
2:34:32 – Reek
2:37:12 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair
2:40:10 – The Night is Dark
2:43:06 – The Lannisters Send Their Regards
2:48:50 – Heir to Winterfell
2:51:04 – Mhysa
2:54:58 – For the Realm

Season 4
2:56:27 – Main Title
2:58:10 – The Rains of Castamere
3:00:58 – Breaker of Chains
3:05:00 – Watchers On the Wall
3:07:12 – I’m Sorry For Today
3:09:10 – Thenns
3:11:03 – Mereen
3:13:55 – First of His Name
3:17:48 – The Biggest Fire the North Has Ever Seen
3:19:49 – Three Eyed Raven
3:23:45 – Two Swords
3:25:34 – Oathkeeper
3:30:05 – You Are No Son of Mine
3:34:35 – The North Remembers
3:37:08 – Let’s Kill Some Crows
3:40:45 – Craster’s Keep
3:42:52 – The Real North
3:44:46 – Forgive Me
3:47:26 – He Is Lost
3:51:05 – I Only See What Matters
3:52:32 – Take Charge of Your Life
3:54:35 – The Children

Short editing gap of about 40 seconds (sorry)

Season 5
3:57:52 – Main Titles
3:59:36 – Blood of the Dragon
4:01:11 – House of Black and White
4:06:19 – Jaws of the Viper
4:08:53 – Hardhome, Part. 1
4:13:55 – Hardhome, Patt. 2
4:18:28 – Mother’s Mercy
4:20:40 – Kill the Boy
4:22:50- Dance of Dragons
4:25:57- Kneel for No Man
4:30:43 – High Sparrow
4:34:07 – Before the Old Gods
4:36:43 – Atonement
4:39:39 – I Dreamt I Was Old
4:41:47 – The Wars to Come
4:46:42 – Forgive Me
4:50:00 – Son of the Harpy
4:55:18 – Throne for the Game


Music Prompt #3

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.


Music Prompt #2

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen. Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.

Below is a list of the songs and where they begin and end, just in case one of them really hits you.

0:00 – 2:36 ‘Dawn’ – Pride and Prejudice – Dario Marianelli
2:37 – 5:17 ‘Going to School’ – Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams
5:18 – 8:20 ‘Kitty’s Theme’ – The Painted Veil – Alexandre Michel Desplat
8:21 – 11:12 ‘Kisses & Cake’ – P.S I Love You – John Powell
11:13 – 13:16 ‘A Life So Changed’ – Titanic – James Horner
13:17 – 15:40 ‘Silver Leaves’ – Treasure Planet – James Newton Howard
15:41 – 17:30 ‘Arrivals no.2’ – Like Crazy – Dustin O’Halloran
17:31 – 19:24 ‘Romantic Flight’ – How to Train Your Dragon – John Powell
19:25 – 20:39 ‘Finale’ – Anastasia – David Newman
20:40 – 21:35 ‘Little Birthday Girl’ – Brave – Patrick Doyle
21:36 – 23:04 ‘A Gift of a Thistle’ – Braveheart – James Horner
23:05 – 25:17 ‘The Cave’ – The Hunger Games – James Newton Howard
25:18 – 30:37 ‘Fairy Dance’ – Peter Pan – James Newton Howard
30:38 – 34:11 ‘Atonement’ – Atonement – Dario Marianelli
34:12 – 36:25 ‘Harry & Hermione’ – Harry Potter 6 – Nicholas Hooper
36:26 – 38:48 ‘Campfire’ – Tangled – Alan Menken
38:49 – 40:11 ‘Mayan Bowl Breaks’ – Chocolat – Rachel Portman
40:12- 42:35 ‘River Waltz’ – The Painted Veil – Lang Lang