Movie Soundtracks I Listen to While Writing

Nothing empowers good writing more than the right tunes.

I listen to a lot of music, but the songs below have powered me through my toughest chapters. I hope you will enjoy listening to them, and that they may inspire you in your own writing.

Game of Thrones

Ramin Djawadi

  • Main Theme
  • Light of the Seven
  • Mhysa
  • The Winds of Winter

When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. There is no middle ground.

Cersei Lannister

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Alexandre Desplat

  • Statues
  • Dragon Flight
  • Courtyard Apocalypse

Hermione, when have any of our plans actually worked? We plan, we get there, all hell breaks loose.

Harry Potter

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

James Newton Howard

  • The Huntsman
  • The Children
  • Ravenna’s Embrace
  • Castle

All the women of our blood are gifted Freya, and in time, you will find the source of your power as I found mine.

Ravenna

Wonder Woman

Rupert Gregson-Williams

  • No Man’s Land
  • Lightning Strikes

“Be careful in the world of men, Diana. They do not deserve you. You have been my greatest love. Today, you are my greatest sorrow.”

Queen Hippolyta

Divergent

Junkie XL

  • Choosing Dauntless
  • Final Test
  • Run Boy Run

I don’t want to be just one thing. I can’t be. I want to be brave, and selfless, honest, intelligent, and kind. Well… I’m still working on kind.

Four

Hunger Games

James Horner

  • Dark Days
  • Rue’s Farewell
  • Abraham’s Daughter
  • Kingdom Come
  • Safe and Sound

But our lives aren’t just measured in years, they’re measured in the lives of the people we touch around us.

Peeta Mellark

The Greatest Showman

John Debney and Joseph Traphanese

  • The Greatest Show
  • From Now On
  • Never Enough
  • The Other Side

Hyperbole isn’t the worst crime. Men suffer more from imagining too little than too much.

P. T. Barnum

Transformers

Steve Jablonsky

  • Arrival to Earth
  • Bumblebee
  • No Sacrifice, No Victory
  • Forest Fight
  • Now I Claim Your Sun

You may lose your faith in us, but never in yourselves. From here, the fight will be your own.

Optimus Prime

 

QOTD: What kind of music empowers you? Is it soundtrack, or something else?

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