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Photo Prompt #10

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Source: Avantgarden by stalae

Write what comes to mind. If a story doesn’t come to you, start by writing a description of what you see. Where is this place? What time of year is it? Why is this place important? Why would someone photograph it? Who lives here, if anyone does? What is nearby? What isn’t seen in this photograph? Who are these people? What are they doing? How do you imagine they walk? Talk? Do they have an accent? Where are they from? Are they local? A tourist? A time traveler?

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.


Photo Prompt #9

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Source: What Do You Dream Of? by michellis 13

Write what comes to mind. If a story doesn’t come to you, start by writing a description of what you see. Who is this person? Where are they going? What are they doing? How do you imagine they walk? Talk? Do they have a speech impediment? An accent? Where are they from? Are they local? A tourist? A time traveler?

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.


Story Dice Prompt #4

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Story Dice - Prompt #4

This is probably one of the most open prompts on this site. Pick and choose which symbols speak to you, or really challenge yourself and use all of them. Use the symbols literally or figuratively. Let the order of the dice dictate the order of events, or ignore where they fall altogether. It’s entirely up to you. Just have fun and write.

Remember: Even if you feel what you’ve written doesn’t really go anywhere, 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.


Photo Prompt #8

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Source: Calm Before the Storm by KatyTwist

Write what comes to mind. If a story doesn’t come to you, start by writing a description of what you see. Who is this person? Where are they going? What are they doing? How do you imagine they walk? Talk? Do they have a speech impediment? An accent? Where are they from? Are they local? A tourist? A time traveler?

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?

If you can think of a story, try challenging yourself and allowing the mood of the story to shift as the music does. This soundtrack has a lot of fun shifts in tempo and mood, so have fun with it.

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


Photo Prompt #7

Photo Prompt #7 | Paperback Lover
Source: Princess by Mishkina

Write what comes to mind. If a story doesn’t come to you, start by writing a description of what you see. Who is this person? Where are they going? What are they doing? How do you imagine they walk? Talk? Do they have a speech impediment? An accent? Where are they from? Are they local? A tourist? A time traveler?

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.


Story Dice Prompt #3

Story Dice - Prompt #3 | Paperback Lover

Story Dice - Prompt #3

This is probably one of the most open prompts on this site. Pick and choose which symbols speak to you, or really challenge yourself and use all of them. Use the symbols literally or figuratively. Let the order of the dice dictate the order of events, or ignore where they fall altogether. It’s entirely up to you. Just have fun and write.

Remember: Even if you feel what you’ve written doesn’t really go anywhere, 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.


Photo Prompt #6

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Source: Whitney by michellis 13

Write what comes to mind. If a story doesn’t come to you, start by writing a description of what you see. Who is this person? Where are they going? What are they doing? How do you imagine they walk? Talk? Do they have a speech impediment? An accent? Where are they from? Are they local? A tourist? A time traveler?

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 #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?

If you can think of a story, try challenging yourself and allowing the mood of the story to shift as the music does. This soundtrack has a lot of fun shifts in tempo and mood, so have fun with it.

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.