Originally Posted by MusiclyInspired
It really is all about letting your imagination flow. There really are no rules except for one: make sure whatever music you're writing fits the scene in some way. There are all kinds of tricks that people learn over the years for how to go about doing that but it all comes from experience and it's all based on their own personal preferences and creativity. There's no one rule to....er...rule them all.
I think this might be the point that's causing confusion... different ways of making music. Some people can compose music just by going with their imagination of what sounds good, but I can't haha. Maybe because I'm much more into maths/programming type stuff, but I find things a lot easier when there are rules to follow. Erm, this is hard to explain, but basically I found this site extremely useful and pretty much what I was looking for:
(there are 44 pages and it's all free)