We’re looking back at our favorite tunes from 2020, whether we’ve shared them in #MusicMonday before, or not! Let us know your favorite songs or albums that kept you going this year. MEREDITH: I’ve found some amazing music this year, and it’s really helped me through some bad times. Even though I’ve shared them before, … More #MusicMonday: 2020 Favorites
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!
It’s that time of year when all the sleigh bells are ringing, the snow is falling (maybe), and the Mariah Carey’s are insisting they really don’t want a lot for Christmas! Your Muses are here to help sprinkle some festive joy into your sound systems with our favorite holiday tunes. Let us know what your … More #MusicMonday: 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
This week we’re relaxing to our favorite songs for curling up by the fire, on the couch, or in your snuggie of choice. We’re all for relaxation and finding your happy place, especially in this the year of our dark lord, 2020. We hope you enjoy our favs, but let us know yours in the … More #MusicMonday: Cozy Songs
The power of music is a strange and potent thing. It takes us back in time, lifts our mood, empowers us, and, perhaps most importantly, heals us. It speaks to us, letting us know we are not alone in our struggles or pain. That brief, transcendental moment provides solace, and we find a friend in … More #MusicMonday: Songs for Heartbreak and Healing
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