We all have dark moments, where there’s too much to put into words, and only music can capture what we’re feeling. Sometime you just need to put on some emotional music and let your feelings flow. It’s been a roller coaster of a year, and we all need an outlet for our anger and sadness. … More #MusicMonday: Moody Songs
Four years ago today (although it feels like many eons ago. . .), we started this blog after the first Muse, Joyce, convened our first meeting. From the comments section of Chuck Wendig’s blog, to the connections forged across time zones and the interwebs, we were all brought together to join our creative forces and … More Happy 4th Anniversary Muses!
Magical realism as a genre can be tricky to pin down. But there are so many wonderful instances where magical realism transported us to alternate realities. Haruki Murakami, Alice Hoffman, Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Jorge Luis Borges, Aimee Bender (The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake), Lucy Christopher (Stormwake), Joanne Harris (Chocolat), and more managed to weave the … More #MusicMonday: Magical Realism
This week we’re sharing our favorite EPIC SONGS! The word ‘epic’ gets thrown around a lot, but these songs exemplify that huge, sweeping dramatic sound that gets your blood pumping and your imagination soaring. Let these songs help you to dream big, write that climactic scene, or slay that scariest of foes: Monday. NICOLE: This … More #MusicMonday: Epic Songs
Journey with us this #MusicMonday to faraway fantasy lands, where magic fills the air and danger is around every corner. … More #MusicMonday: Fantasy Realms
The billboard says whatever you need it to, there on the side of the road. Some people driving by are leg-crossingly desperate for a potty break, and thank their lucky stars when it displays “Next Rest Stop – 2 Miles”. Some people are nodding off at the wheel, and with the assistance of their guardian … More Hekate’s Billboard
Hello everyone! It’s Meredith, and I’ll be posting more often about some of my favorite new music, and what I’m listening to when I write. I usually listen to soundtracks and instrumental music, but sometimes I stumble onto a song or album that I can’t get enough of, and it inspires a character or dramatic … More #MusicMonday: New Favorites
Times are tough right now. Turning to music can be a relaxing or inspiring way to find some peace and comfort. We’re bringing back our Inspirational Songs theme, in the hopes that these songs can be a refuge for you, and help bring a smile or a moment of calm. Stay well! MEREDITH: Garden by … More #MusicMonday: Inspirational Songs
The seasons are turning and it’s looking like autumn here in the northern hemisphere. The Muses are BIG FANS of fall, and we wanted to pick a suitably spooky prompt for the next few months. The world is scary enough nowadays, but we hope our stories provide a little escape and a fun thrill, with … More October/November 2020 Writing Prompt
Freshly tossed, our regular Link Salad is a mix of writing-related articles, inspiring videos, pep talks, funnies, and author interviews, served with a sprinkle of book release news and a drizzle of anything that makes us as writers—and humans—laugh, cry, and fangirl over. We hope it provides some fun inspiration for you, especially now, when … More Link Salad!
*Muses’ Note: this week’s story is by a new guest author, Siria De Silva. A content warning for her story can be found at the bottom of the page.* Of all the presents, the doll was the worst. Who gets a grown woman a doll, especially at a time like this? She would never … More Pressed Flowers
Ever onward and ever they come, One by one by one by one. Chivalrous men, knights of the realm, With sword and shield and polished helm. They trudge across moor, fen, and field All for a glimpse of my majesty revealed. My fiery eyes and tight-curled tail, My vicious limbs adorned with scales. … More Two Crowns of Gold