Muse on Monday – January 9, 2023

Muse on Monday – January 9, 2023

Do you listen to music when you write? I listen to a wide variety of music but I like energetic music like rock or techno when I write. Sometimes, though, when I write about a certain place, I will listen to music from that place: for example, I listened to a lot of Iranian music while writing a novel recently about Iran.

Music can be a great inspiration for fiction and vice versa. For example, I have a friend who writes stories using various songs as inspiration. It is a great exercise to listen to a piece of music of any genre and see what stories and images come to mind.

Story Prompt: January 9, 2023

Write a story based off a piece of music.

This can be either a story based on the lyrics just based on the feelings you get from the song; either a song you know well or one you found randomly online or on the radio.

If you want to share your story, you can either email me at or submit it at the link here. I’d love to publish your story as well.

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