Writing Prompt Wednesday: Hypochondriacs, aging clowns, garage sales, & airplanes OH MY

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IMG-1177Happy Wednesday Everyone! It is Writing Prompt Wednesday! Make sure to go watch my video for more details and an original writing Prompt by me! This is a new weekly video feature on my YouTube channel, make sure to subscribed to get notified when I post new writing prompts and other content! Watch the video now: The Storymatichttps://youtu.be/H6f8f2v9CrY 

 

 

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Rain

Taylor Sullivan took her life for granted until she received news that would change her life forever. In a state of denial she met Kyle, who didn’t end up being what she expected. She wasn’t able to escape her new reality, but with his friendship, just maybe she could survive it.

 

 

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Music Monday: Cry Pretty by Carrie Underwood

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Music Monday

Mondays are hard, so let’s conquer them with music!

I love music; I listen to music in the car, at work, and it is also part of my writing process. Sometimes a scene may be inspired by a song or I find songs that relate to what I have written; either way I always have a separate playlist for each project I’m working on in addition to a master playlist of all the songs I come across and enjoy listening to. Thank you Spotify!

 

On Mondays I will share one song that I’m currently in love with, has inspired me, or relates to one of my projects.

220px-Carrie_Underwood,_Cry_Pretty_official_cover_artThis Monday’s I’m cheating, I’m not only talking about a single song but also want to discuss an entire album: Cry Pretty by Carrie Underwood. The Song with the same title is definitely worth mentioning as well since I’ve listened to it a ton! Carrie just released this new album and I’m enjoying it, I don’t have a favorite to pick out necessarily, but Carrie is one of those artists where I can enjoy listening to the entire album instead of only a song or two. There are some artists I only like a few songs of their work and am not adding the others to my playlist. I found myself adding every single song to my master playlist as I listed for the first time. Go on and give this album or at least the single of the same name a listen and see if you find yourself doing the same!

Check it out on Spotify or buy now and let me know what you think! Check out my Music Monday Playlist to hear what else I have been featuring and Listening to.

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Rain

Taylor Sullivan took her life for granted until she received news that would change her life forever. In a state of denial she met Kyle, who didn’t end up being what she expected. She wasn’t able to escape her new reality, but with his friendship, just maybe she could survive it.

 

Music Monday: Middle of a Memory by Cole Swindell

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Music Monday

Mondays are hard, so let’s conquer them with music!

I love music; I listen to music in the car, at work, and it is also part of my writing process. Sometimes a scene may be inspired by a song or I find songs that relate to what I have written; either way I always have a separate playlist for each project I’m working on in addition to a master playlist of all the songs I come across and enjoy listening to. Thank you Spotify!
On Mondays I will share one song that I’m currently in love with, has inspired me, or relates to one of my projects.

MiddleofaMemoryThis Monday’s song is Middle of a Memory by Cole Swindell. I’ve loved this song since the very first time I heard it. I was instantly able to imagine a vivid scene when listening to this song, which gave me a story idea that I haven’t written yet. So many story ideas, so little time! I have the idea written down, so hopefully in the future I can give it a shot :).

I enjoy his other songs as well, you should definitely give him a listen if you haven’t already!

Check it out on Spotify or buy now and let me know what you think! Check out my Music Monday Playlist to hear what else I have been featuring and Listening to.

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Christie CoteAuthor of the young adult realistic fiction novel Rain.

Rain

Taylor Sullivan took her life for granted until she received news that would change her life forever. In a state of denial she met Kyle, who didn’t end up being what she expected. She wasn’t able to escape her new reality, but with his friendship, just maybe she could survive it.

 

Music Monday: Peace by O.A.R.

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Music Monday

Mondays are hard, so let’s conquer them with music!

I love music; I listen to music in the car, at work, and it is also part of my writing process. Sometimes a scene may be inspired by a song or I find songs that relate to what I have written; either way I always have a separate playlist for each project I’m working on in addition to a master playlist of all the songs I come across and enjoy listening to. Thank you Spotify!
On Mondays I will share one song that I’m currently in love with, has inspired me, or relates to one of my projects.

61RoxmtD-1L._SS500_PIPJStripe-Robin-Large-V2,TopLeft,0,0This Monday’s song is Peace by O.A.R. I’m choosing this song because it resinates with my novel Breaking Pointe. This song has been on my playlist since early on in my writing process.

Breaking Pointe is a revenge story, the protagonist is seeking pay back and is in full-on fight mode. She meets someone (love interest) who is interfering with her plan and he wants to get to know her and understand her, but she is fighting her own war, so she is not making it easy for him and isn’t ready for peace yet. I think this song hits on some of the feelings the characters are experiencing.

“I just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe, we’re only here, oh, for a little while
I just wanna hold you till we fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace

Everybody needs a place
Somewhere that’s warm and safe
A shelter from this crazy world we’re in,
But tonight I let the rain inside
And took away your place to hide
I’m sorry that I made you cry again”

Check it out on Spotify or buy now and let me know what you think! Check out my Music Monday Playlist to hear what else I have been featuring and Listening to.

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Rain

Taylor Sullivan took her life for granted until she received news that would change her life forever. In a state of denial she met Kyle, who didn’t end up being what she expected. She wasn’t able to escape her new reality, but with his friendship, just maybe she could survive it.

 

Music Monday: Satellite by Nickelback

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Music Monday

Mondays are hard, so let’s conquer them with music!

I love music; I listen to music in the car, at work, and it is also part of my writing process. Sometimes a scene may be inspired by a song or I find songs that relate to what I have written; either way I always have a separate playlist for each project I’m working on in addition to a master playlist of all the songs I come across and enjoy listening to. Thank you Spotify!
On Mondays I will share one song that I’m currently in love with, has inspired me, or relates to one of my projects.

bcceb836cc887b4878fbb12a56c4d6cf.1000x1000x1This Monday’s song is Satellite by Nickelback I’m choosing this song because it resinates with my novel Breaking Pointe. I heard this song shortly after it released and instantly loved it and could see a scene in my head for my novel and characters.

“Dance around this bedroom
Like we’ve only got tonight
Not about to let you
Go until the morning light
You can be my whole world
If I can be your satellite
Let’s dance around this bedroom
Like tonight’s our only night”

Check it out on Spotify or buy now and let me know what you think!

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Rain

Taylor Sullivan took her life for granted until she received news that would change her life forever. In a state of denial she met Kyle, who didn’t end up being what she expected. She wasn’t able to escape her new reality, but with his friendship, just maybe she could survive it.

 

Music Monday: Used to Be by Matt Nathanson

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Music Monday

Mondays are hard, so let’s conquer them with music!

I love music; I listen to music in the car, at work, and it is also part of my writing process. Sometimes a scene may be inspired by a song or I find songs that relate to what I have written; either way I always have a separate playlist for each project I’m working on in addition to a master playlist of all the songs I come across and enjoy listening to. Thank you Spotify!
On Mondays I will share one song that I’m currently in love with, has inspired me, or relates to one of my projects.

515GjuenfOL._SS500This Monday’s song is Used to Be by Matt Nathanson. I’m choosing this song because I just heard it for the first time this weekend. This is a new release off of his upcoming album. I love the tone and how relatable it is; I can feel what the song is about.

Have you listened to Matt Nathanson? If not, go listen to his music NOW! He is fantastic and I have also gotten to see him perform live a few years ago and he did not disappoint.

I have been into him since my friend Devon introduced his music to me when we both worked at Borders. That’s right, Borders; Cue the tears and good memories!

Check it out on Spotify or buy now and let me know what you think!

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Rain

Taylor Sullivan took her life for granted until she received news that would change her life forever. In a state of denial she met Kyle, who didn’t end up being what she expected. She wasn’t able to escape her new reality, but with his friendship, just maybe she could survive it.

 

Music Monday: Get To You by Michael Ray

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Music Monday

Mondays are hard, so let’s conquer them with music!

I love music; I listen to music in the car, at work, and it is also part of my writing process. Sometimes a scene may be inspired by a song or I find songs that relate to what I have written; either way I always have a separate playlist for each project I’m working on in addition to a master playlist of all the songs I come across and enjoy listening to. Thank you Spotify!
On Mondays I will share one song that I’m currently in love with, has inspired me, or relates to one of my projects.

513M0xDVanL._SS500_PIPJStripe-Robin-Large-V2,TopLeft,0,0This Monday’s song is Get To You by Michael Ray. I’m choosing this song because as soon as I heard it on the radio the first time I was hooked, I  was in the car, so I kept repeating the title in my head until I got home and could look it up and add it to my playlist. I immediately added it to my Breaking Pointe playlist because it fit some emotions my characters experience through the book. I then repeatedly listened to the song!

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Christie Cote

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Music Monday: Wicked Game by Phillip Phillips

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Music Monday

Mondays are hard, so let’s conquer them with music!

I love music; I listen to music in the car, at work, and it is also part of my writing process. Sometimes a scene may be inspired by a song or I find songs that relate to what I have written; either way I always have a separate playlist for each project I’m working on in addition to a master playlist of all the songs I come across and enjoy listening to. Thank you Spotify!

On Mondays I will share one song that I’m currently in love with, has inspired me, or relates to one of my projects.

650190a42f3f4207ae39ac1064d0c992be8e386aThis Monday’s song is Wicked Game by Phillip Phillips. I’m choosing this song because It is amazing, while Phillip Phillips didn’t write this song and there are other versions of it, I love his version. I can feel the words and again this song heavily relates to my current WIP Breaking Pointe and is on my playlist. If you keep up with these posts you will get somewhat of a feel of what the novel will be like 🙂

Phillip Phillips recently played a benefit concert in Vermont, so I got to see him sing this live along with other songs and it was AMAZING! He is fantastic live, so if he comes to your area, I definitely recommend going to see him!

Check it out and let me know what you think. Do you like a different version of this song better? Which one?

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Rain

Taylor Sullivan took her life for granted until she received news that would change her life forever. In a state of denial she met Kyle, who didn’t end up being what she expected. She wasn’t able to escape her new reality, but with his friendship, just maybe she could survive it.

 

Music Monday: Poison by Jackie Foster & Self Portraits

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Music Monday

Mondays are hard, so let’s conquer them with music!

I love music; I listen to music in the car, at work, and it is also part of my writing process. Sometimes a scene may be inspired by a song or I find songs that relate to what I have written; either way I always have a separate playlist for each project I’m working on in addition to a master playlist of all the songs I come across and enjoy listening to. Thank you Spotify!

On Mondays I will share one song that I’m currently in love with, has inspired me, or relates to one of my projects.

premiere-the-voice%u2019s-jackie-foster-releases-‘poison%u2019-01This Monday’s song is Poison by Jackie Foster & Self Portraits. I’m choosing this song because as soon as I heard it, I loved it and it instantly connected to my work in progress Breaking Pointe, which I’m currently working on revising, editing, and adding content to.

This is Jackie’s debut single after being a semi-finalist on the VOICE. This was the first season I watched the VOICE, I’m actually not a big reality TV show fan, but I love music, so I gave it a shot and Jackie was AMAZING! She is a super talented rock chic and I can’t wait to see what else she does. Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I purchased this one on iTunes to support her and because I think this song is worth the purchase.

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Christie Cote

If the Hat Fits by Eliza Boyd Release Day!

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If The Hat Fits by Eliza Boyd is out today! Don’t miss Jake and Diana’s emotional story of finding and then choosing love against all odds. Find out for yourself why everyone loves #Jake in this brand-new adult romance, which is FREE on KU and $2.99 on Amazon!


Eliza Boyd – If The Hat Fits
Release Day: 9/28/2016
Genre: Adult Romance
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Buy: Amazon
Add to Goodreads here.
Blurb:
The hats tell the story…
And I wear them all.
The widow hat.
The single-mother hat.
The overworked-woman hat.I spend my days trying to adjust and fit them all.
Without ever dropping one.
Or worse:
Losing one.

And then he comes along.
Offering another hat.
One I haven’t seen in a long time.

Love.

And, sure, it’s tempting and intriguing.
Because he’s tempting and intriguing.
Yet he’s forbidden and off-limits.

Jake.

He’s everything and more.
But nothing I should have.
And all I want.

Can I wear just one more hat?



About the Author:
Eliza Boyd is a contemporary women’s fiction and romance author. Also an avid reader, she writes novels, short stories, poetry, and whatever else strikes her fancy. Born and raised in Northern Illinois, she now lives in sunny Arizona with her husband and her plethora of animals. When she’s not reading, writing, or working, she can be found walking around her neighborhood (for exercise, not for stalking), taking photos of her pets, or catching up on her favorite shows. Catching up really means binge-watching.

Feel free to contact her on any of her social media sites. She spends too much time on the Internet, so she’ll probably get back to you right away.