MonthJanuary 2012

Song of the Week: Turning Page by Sleeping at Last

Happy Monday, everyone! One of the best things I can say about the Twilight franchise is that the movie soundtracks never disappoint.  I’ve found many great artists through these compilations.  This week’s song is straight from their latest movie release, Breaking Dawn, Part One. Hope you enjoy the beautiful, heart-warming melody and words of this week’s song, Turning Page. Happy reading and writing, everyone!! Melinda Related posts: Song of the Week: Sing for Absolution by Muse NaNoWriMo Song of the […]

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This Week in Favs….

By the time you read this, I will be on the road heading to – wait, I’m not sure where – celebrating my birthday! *throws confetti*  As of right now I have no idea where we’re going to be spending the next 2 nights as my husband was charged with planning a surprise for this big birthday of mine.  Wish me luck!  And I apologize in advance for not responding quickly on any comments – I promise to catch up […]

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Writerly Wednesday: Using Birthdays in Your Writing

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” –William Shakespeare Photo Credit Go figure that as my birthday lurks right around the corner, my thoughts immediately turn to fictional characters and their birthdays.  After that comes the thought of actually writing their birthdays into our stories – whether it be a simple or highly dramatic scene that moves the plot along or part of the plot altogether.  Just as it is for us writers, a characters’ birthday can be a […]

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This Week in Favs…

Hellooooo, everyone!  Happy Friday to you all! Welcome to the new, ‘re-vamped’ edition of ‘This Week in Favs,’ where I share my favorite writerly blog posts of the week with you – my fellow writer.  *smiles* Lately I’ve been coming across a lot more than the standard 10-20 blog posts that I want oh-so-badly to share with you all.  So with the New Year comes new ideas/beginnings and this is one of them!  Beginning with this week’s post, instead of […]

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Writerly Wednesday: Learning and Exercising Your Brain–The Right Brain Left Brain Post

Over the weekend I realized something odd – yet important – about my writing process: When I’m writing (and re-writing) – or basically creating from ‘scratch’ – I tend to do so in my bedroom.  When I’m editing – be it my work or someone else’s – or plotting (which I am now proud to say that I do!) I tend to do so in the computer room.  Odd, huh? Now here’s the kicker as to why for each of those locations: […]

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Song of the Week: Monday Morning by Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie is one of those bands where you can write and edit to every song they’ve ever recorded. This week’s song is one that I listened to practically all day Sunday while I was polishing up the last bit of my short story, plotting out the remainder of my NaNo MS, doing the laundry, and cooking chicken and pastry.  Regardless of what you’re doing, it’s just great background music! Period. I highly suggest picking up their latest […]

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This Week in Favs….

Playing on the MP3 Player: Hearts Burst into Fire (Acoustic Version) by Bullet for My Valentine. 10)  “The Line Forms Where?  Knowing Where to Start Your Novel” by Janice Hardy on The Other Side of the Story with Janice Hardy.  Openings are difficult.  Every author has struggled with figuring out where their story should start.  Here’s an awesome post that will assist you in drawing that line so you can discover exactly where your story should start – with a […]

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Writerly Wednesday: Paying It Forward – The Versatile Blogger Award

I’d like give a big MUCHOS GRACIAS to Yelena Casale for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! *throws confetti* Here’s a link to that post in case you missed it.  😉 Here are the rules of the award: 1)      In a post on your blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award. 2)      In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award. 3)      In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with […]

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Song of the Week: Hello Cold World by Paramore

I believe it’s no secret that one of my favorite bands is Paramore…hence my choice for this week’s song: Hello Cold World! This is one of four new songs the band recorded recently (one being Monster that was a previous song of the week).  This particular song was chosen with more reason than the fact of it being written/performed by one of my favorite bands.  This particular group has been through a lot over the past twelve or so months, so for them to put out a song like this just […]

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