This month we’re featuring author of YA contemporary and fantasy fiction (and OG Muse) Joyce Chua, and her novel LAND OF SAND AND SONG, an Asian fantasy published by Penguin Random House SEA! Read the full interview here. … More Writer Spotlight: Joyce Chua (one of our very own Muses!)
After a little summer hiatus, we’re back with a new prompt image, and this month we’re following on from the amazing online program called Writer in Motion! They chose this image for this year’s prompt, and we thought we’d join in the fun and post our stories based on it too. Without further ado, here … More September 2021 Prompt
Hey there, Muse-chasers. We’ve been a bit quiet over here on the blog, since life got a bit, well, hectic (which is really saying something considering the last year…), and we needed to focus on other things. But we’re still here, still dreaming and writing and revising and reading and wishing (and revising again…). We … More Summertime Link Salad
2020 has been pretty brutal. What were some of your favourite inspirations that got you through this year? Here are some things that helped keep our spirits up. … More 2020 Favorites Roundup
Buckle up your snow boots and/or dancing shoes, we’ve got more Christmas tunes coming your way! We’re sharing even more of our favorite songs for decking the halls, roasting chestnuts (does anyone actually do this?), or decorating the tree. We hope you enjoy them, and have a lovely holiday season. Let us know what your … More #MusicMonday: More Holiday Favorites!
The sign made me pull to a stop. “You’ve actually been here before. We just made sure you forgot.” Too big to miss, but too many words to take in if you were careening down this empty, dusty road. … More Highway Star
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
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