Writing Prompt: The Soundtrack of Your Book

Writing Prompt- The Soundtrack of YourI’ve always thought that my life would be so much better if there was a soundtrack that would play in the background like in a movie. You know, like Nora Jones playing during a romantic scene or Fade Into You by Mazzy Star in a dramatic scene. In a previous post, I talked about how music can fuel your writing. To follow this theme, try out this writing prompt featuring one of my favorite songs.

Write a scene with the song “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone as the background music. What is happening in your scene? What are the characters doing? I immediately think of the transformation scene in the movie Last Holiday, starring the fabulous Queen Latifah.

Michael Bublé also has a version to swoon over, and I just read that Lauryn Hill also recorded a wonderful cover.

Then find other songs that would fit different scenes in your story. Play with different genres, and see what complements the mood.

Happy writing!


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