Choose a piece of music from the list below. Listen through it once or twice and get your mind in the mood of the music. Then start writing.
- Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens
- Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland
- Egmont Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
- Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (II. Adagio Sostenuto) by Sergei Rachmaninoff
- The Planets by Gustav Holst (choose one movement)
Gabriela Pereira is the Creative Director and Instigator of DIY MFA, the do-it-yourself alternative to a Masters degree in writing. She creates workshops and tools to help writers get the MFA experience without going to school.
Gabriela holds an MFA in Writing for Children from The New School. When she’s not teaching or designing learning tools for DIY MFA, she enjoys writing some fiction of her own. She especially loves writing middle grade and teen fiction, with a few “”short stories for grown-ups”” thrown in for good measure. Visit DIYMFA.com to learn more about Gabriela and DIY MFA.
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2 thoughts on “[Writing Prompt] Gabriela Pereira – Musical Cues”
I write to music all the time, so I loved this prompt, thogh it turned out to be more ofa challenge than I anticipated. So much music, somany ideas!
Great prompt! I combined this with the proverb prompt and am so excited about the resulting story.
P.S: This is the utterly fantastic sad song that I used. “Lorelei” by King’s Daughters & Sons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V2yFdNdJU0&list=PLGHDrCNDgVjNKi0htUiC5Zt3EyUOMQ4Yf