TagAuthor Melinda S. Collins

Tune-In Tuesday: Peace of Mind

We’re taking it back this week on Tune-In Tuesday to an old favorite by Boston: Peace of Mind. The good thing about writing playlists is you can have such a variety of music–from Boston to Thirty Seconds to Mars, from The Beatles to Muse, from Madonna to Evanescence. I, for one, really enjoy the good vibes and inability to sit still when bands such as Boston, AC/DC, and Foreigner come on the radio. Enjoy! What about you? Are there any […]

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Tine-In Tuesday: The 2nd Law–Isolated System

Welcome back to another installment of Tune-In Tuesday! This week, we’re visited the world of my current work-in-progress, RETRIBUTION, with a song from Muse called “Isolated System”. For those of us who’ve seen the movie World War Z, this song is going to sound eerily familiar. This song is not only the opening music for the zombie-flick, but it played throughout the film, mostly during transitional scenes. Enjoy     Related posts: Tune-In Tuesday: Peace of Mind Tune-In Tuesday: Follow Me by […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Hail to the King

Welcome to a new installment of Tune-In Tuesday! This week’s song is the title track to the new album from Avenged Sevenfold (A7X)–“Hail to the King”. When I first heard this tune, I automatically thought about J.R. Ward’s BDB series. I mean, come on, the next book due out in this series is, “The King”. BUT… I then thought about my current WIP–you know, the one I’m sloooowly revising and editing but will have completely polished and ready for submission […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light ’em Up)

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? 🙂 I’ve been in a writing funk for the past few months. While I tried and tried and tried to get out of this funk, it just didn’t work … at least not until I attended another Immersion Master Class with Margie Lawson. Turns out, being around other writers and talking about the funk I’d fallen into was exactly what I needed. *smiles* So for my first Tune-In Tuesday post back from my […]

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On Candy Crush and Writing

Ahhh, Candy Crush. I wish I could say that I have loads of self-control.That I was able to not succumb–yet again–to an online-Facebook game. But … I cannot. *grin* I mean, come in, cute rainbow-colored candies and nifty power-ups? Why, it’s like Bejeweled. But on crack. 😉 In any case, I was incredibly lazy the weekend before last. My sister and I held a Slumber Party at our house, and so in preparation for this female-only gathering, I cleaned my […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Titanium

Welcome back to another Tune-In Tuesday installment! Who doesn’t love a song about strength? About facing down the world and telling ’em that no matter how many insults they fire at you, breaking is not an option. 🙂 Today’s song conveys just that–“Titanium” by David Guetta, featuring Sia. Enjoy!     Happy Listening and Writing! Related posts: Tune-In Tuesday: Peace of Mind Tune-In Tuesday: Demons by Imagine Dragons Tune-In Tuesday: Unconditionally Tune-In Tuesday: Magic by Coldplay

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Tune-In Tuesday: Let It Be

Welcome back to another Tune-In Tuesday installment! 😀 Today I wanted to go back a bit in music history to visit with my favorite band of all time. The Beatles We each have that one song, or that one band, movie, TV show, or toy from our childhood that instantly plants a smile on our lips and warmth in our hearts. The Beatles are that band for me. Their music was the first I can recall ever hearing. They were […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Scotty Doesn’t Know

Welcome back to Tune-In Tuesday! This week I’m highlighting a song that always puts me a good mood. “Scotty Doesn’t Know” by Lustra, made famous by the movie Europtrip. 😀 No matter how bad your day is going, this song will never fail to make you smile because things could always be worse. Your significant other could break-up with you after your graduation. You could then find out via a rock song at a graduation party–in front of all of your friends–that your […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Zombie – Cover by Breed 77

Welcome back to Tune-In Tuesday, a weekly visit down music lane where I highlight a song (or two, or more) from my writing playlists. Two weeks ago I posted a few versions of the song “Feeling Good”. Today, I wanted to highlight one of my all-time favorite covers: ZOMBIE — originally recorded by The Cranberries and covered by Breed 77. Enjoy!     Do you have a favorite cover or song you’d like to have highlighted in these weekly posts? […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Covers & Re-Makes (Feeling Good)

Music, novels, movies, and TV shows. These modes of entertainment have plenty in common, but for today we’re going to focus on one in particular: The Re-Make As writers we hear quite often that there are no true original plots, only fresh twists and takes on old, existing plots. This is true, and it got me thinking on how truly original most music is these days. You can turn on the radio and listen to a brand new single and […]

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