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Tune-In Tuesday: Thirty Seconds to Mars

In honor of their new album’s U.S. release, today I’m featuring Thirty Seconds to Mars. 😀 Jared, Shannon, and Tomo really, really laid it down with their latest album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams. While listening to the new tunes this morning, I couldn’t help but feel as though they’d been secretly tapping into my writing life. Between the lyrics–“This is the fight to the death, our holy war. A new romance, a Trojan whore” (from Conquistador)–and the musicality of the […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: I’m Not Alright

I’ve been a Shinedown kick lately, so today’s song comes to us from … you guessed it, Shinedown. 😀 This song is from their latest album, Amaryllis — which I highly recommend for immediate purchase and download. Have a listen of “I’m Not Alright”: Still not convinced that this album is worth immediate download? Listen to more tracks from the album over on Grooveshark. 🙂 *Tune-In Tuesday is a weekly post for musical sharing. Whatever song’s keeping you sane or […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Panic Station

Welcome back to Tune-In Tuesday! Today’s musical choice comes from one my favorite bands of all time, MUSE. This is their latest single, Panic Station.  Last week I got an alert from YouTube that a new vid had been posted by the band, and boy was I ever not prepared for this video. LOL! Don’t get me wrong, this video is awesome and these guys clearly had a fantastic time filming. But talk about psychedelic, man. 😉 Hope you enjoy! […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Beautiful With You

Last week was a tough week. Between the Boston Marathon bombing and the explosion in Texas, it just didn’t seem as though things could get any worse. Ah, but they could … and they did. At least on my end. My friends were dealt with terrible news. Then as I tried to be there for them, I learned a harsh reality: people change and friends grow apart. Most times there’s nothing you can do. People reach for their dreams, take […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Army of Me

This week’s song is by Christina Aguilera, from her latest album Lotus. During my last spurt of revisions, I ended up playing “Army of Me” on a perpetual loop because I needed to draw on the strength, the fight, and determination that Christina’s brought to this particular jam. Have a listen of “Army of Me”: Like what you heard?  I’ve uploaded the entire Lotus album to my Grooveshark playlist page. Enjoy! 🙂 *Tune-In Tuesday is a weekly post for musical sharing. […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Salt

When it comes to creating, writing and editing, most of us writerly types tend to lean on movie soundtracks. And the one movie soundtrack that I’ve been leaning on these days is Salt. Here’s a quick sample: Taser Puppet – SALT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Like what you heard?  I’ve uploaded the entire soundtrack to my Grooveshark playlist page. Enjoy! 🙂 *Tune-In Tuesday is a weekly post for musical sharing. Whatever song’s keeping you sane or lifting your spirits, please feel […]

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Love, Music, and John Lennon

Today I’m over at Yelena Casale’s blog talking about the music that inspires the muse. The post even comes with mini playlists for high emotional scenes, and YouTube links to each song so you can listen before purchasing the tunes. Please head over, visit with me and Yelena, and share some of your favorite muse-inspiring music. 🙂 When Yelena asked me to do a guest post on her blog, I honestly wasn’t sure what I’d talk about. The craft? Yes, […]

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Musical Monday: NaNoWriMo Playlist & The Song of the Week

It’s absolutely incredible how fast time flies. Here we are on October 31st, one day away from the start of NaNoWriMo. I’ve been doing some super prep work these past two weeks – researching locations and backgrounds on a few new characters (I think that’s as close to plotting as I get these days), getting Scrivener and all of my research set up on my PC so I can hit the ground running tomorrow (after the day job, of course), and […]

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Song of the Week: The Promise by In This Moment

Happy Monday everyone!!! Today’s song is one that I haven’t been able to stop listening to for the past week! And I must give credit where credit is due: my husband. 🙂 He found this band after searching for new female-lead rock bands. When he came across this song, he told me that I had to listen to it because it would fuel my writing. And you know what? He was right!!  I’m an urban fantasy and paranormal romance writer, so this song […]

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Song of the Week: Over and Out (Renholder Version) by Alkaline Trio

While writing this past Sunday (over 4,000 words added to my current WIP), I found myself listening to this song over and over and over….and over.It’s a sad one, but it managed to strike a perfect chord with my writing and pushed me to dig fairly deep inside myself and project those emotions onto the page. So, of course I felt the need to share with everyone! Enjoy! Continue to send me your favorite songs! As always, I love listening […]

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