Monday, February 25, 2013

Writing Music

Good Monday,

Recently, I decided I was going to replay Kingdom Hearts. For those who don’t know, Kingdom Hearts is the Disney rpg PS2 game that came out back in 2002. It centers around Sora, whose tropical island home world is destroyed. With the help of Donald Duck and Goofy, he must use the Keyblade to save the worlds and his friends.

What does this have to do with writing? Aside from being an exemplary sample of combining plots, many writers I know use music as inspiration while writing. Kingdom Hearts offers an amazing soundtrack for just such inspiration. I have the entire soundtrack and love it. Below are my top recommendations for Kingdom Hearts music.

My personal favorite is Hollow Bastion. Stunning orchestration. There is also the Kingdom Hearts Suite (Hikari Kingdom Orchestra), an instrumental version of Simple and Clean.

Any of the battle music is good for writing, well, battle scenes. There’s some gentler music for romantic moments as well.

And of course, since it is a Disney game, there are some lovely Disney music instrumentals. These include Winnie the Pooh, Under the Sea, and This is Halloween.

Happy writing!

P.S. Five bonus points to anyone who knows Donald Duck’s middle name. I’ll answer the question next Monday.


  1. I haven't met anyone yet wo plays Kingdom Hearts! Love that game! :)
    I like the pop theme son for KH2 which is Move Along by The All-American Regects

    And the middle name is Fauntleroy


    1. It is a fun game. I got it when it came out, blasted through it, and then got very stuck on the big, ugly guy in the pit at World Terminus. Never beat it. I was going through my games, found it, and put it into the PS2. Still couldn't beat big, ugly guy, so I restarted. lol