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Writing Prompt: Instrumental Tunes

I have to listen to music while I work. Even when I'm reading, I'll often turn on instrumental music so I can still have some background noise without the distraction of lyrics. It just feels like I'm in a nice, little bubble.

Music also makes for a really fun writing exercise, IMHO, especially lyric-less songs. Because if there are no words, then the story you make up to go along with it has zero preconceived narratives. It's just 100% emotion.

So let's give it a shot! Take a listen to three of my current faves below. Any stories pop into your head while listening? Share in the comments!


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Emily S.

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