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Overheard Conversations

Wherever you go, whether it be the mall, work, or a walk in the park, you will hear conversations. Sometimes people say the most astounding things—and sometimes you get the kernel of an idea from the things that people say. I wouldn’t actively go around listening to people—but if you do hear something interesting, it may well turn into a great story.

Other Books

I would say the most popular place for inspiration is the works of others. Don’t steal from them, but be inspired by the greatness of other writers. Look at the sentence structure, the expressions they use, and try to read all kinds of books—you may just turn a page and become inspired to do great things.

Magazines

The fun magazines aren’t always that inspiring—but sometimes you can find great writing within a magazine—or a story. Sometimes you can read an interview and be inspired. Sometimes fashion can inspire a story. Give it a try!

Movies

Sometimes you will be watching a movie and a character will say something that will create a chain reaction in your brain that can turn into a story. Keep your ears open and your brain ready for inspiration from the movies.

Music

Just like movies, music can be just the same—from the Beatles to Mozart, there is inspiration to be found. When you put the earbuds in, don’t let the inspiration slip out.

Friends

Whether you are talking over the phone, via Facebook or just having a beer with your friends, you can find inspiration. You can stir up ideas, bring old ideas to life and breathe life into stories in ways you may never have imagined.

Writing Groups

Writing groups have always been a great way to find inspiration, motivation and to bring energy to your writing. Look around, find a writing group, and see what you can make happen.

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Winds of Change Pre-order on Amazon

Winds of Change is now available for Pre-order on Amazon.

When the line is drawn, what’s important enough to risk everything?

In this sequel to My Night Breeze, Audra and Mateo have been struggling to keep their friends safe, while continuing to uncover the mystery of her past. There is tension between the ‘Elements,’ and Audra finds herself the unwitting key to a hopefully peaceful resolution. She finally has more of a life than she ever envisoned; but the timing is all wrong. Will she be able to find out the truth of her connection in time, or will the enemy overtake them all?

Winds of Change Pre-order on Amazon

Winds of Change by M. L. Newman

Winds of Change by M. L. Newman

Winds of Change -A Musical Taste

Writing the last chapter in Winds of Change and the intensity has risen to monstrous levels. Breath by Breaking Benjamin is a minor taste of what’s coming…

Breath Lyrics
I see nothing in your eyes, and the more I see the less I like.

Is it over yet, in my head?

I know nothing of your kind, and I won’t reveal your evil mind.

Is it over yet? I can’t win.

So sacrifice yourself, and let me have what’s left.
I know that I can find the fire in your eyes.
I’m going all the way, get away, please.

You take the breath right out of me.
You left a hole where my heart should be.
You got to fight just to make it through,
’cause I will be the death of you.

This will be all over soon.
Pour salt into the open wound.

Is it over yet? Let me in.

So sacrifice yourself, and let me have what’s left.
I know that I can find the fire in your eyes.
I’m going all the way, get away, please.

You take the breath right out of me.
You left a hole where my heart should be.
You got to fight just to make it through,
’cause I will be the death of you.

I’m waiting, I’m praying, realize, start hating.

You take the breath right out of me.
You left a hole where my heart should be.
You got to fight just to make it through,
’cause I will be the death of you.

Upcoming My Night Breeze Interviews

Your favorite characters from My Night Breeze are ready to be interviewed by you!

Now is the time to ask any burning questions that you’ve been waiting to get the answer for.

Audra, Mateo, Stephen and the rest of the gang will be waiting to hear from you directly.

Submit your questions by email to: Mlnewmanauthor@yahoo.com Subject: MNB Question

Be sure to get all your questions in by Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Special Offer of Blowing The Whistle & Keep Moving By Ivy

This week has dragged on with assistance of the weather complicating things. Today I felt inspired to give a special offer of Blowing The Whistle out for free on Amazon. Make sure to grab your copy before the special ends on May 6th!

It’s Friday and while some are lucky to have the weekend off, others have to work through it. This song is for you. We all just have to keep moving. 🙂

Four Day Work Week Inspired Idea Machine

I thoroughly enjoyed my three day weekend last week. Having Monday off was an added perk allowing me more time to spend with friends and not worrying about forcing so much into a two day span. That being said, this week feels excruciatingly long. The longest four days that I’ve had to deal with and today hasn’t truly begun yet.

Last night, I was venting to my best friend on the drive home (via hands-free bluetooth device) about a new story idea that I had. She thought it was a little crazy and being that the story is about 50% fact, it made me laugh further. Needless to say that it has joined the collection of stories that are already waiting their turn to be written. At least this story is filled with humor from page one to the end.

Halfway home another idea bubbled up which i brought to her attention and she chuckled even more at me. She is more than used to this happening by now from our conversations but the story is very supernatural and unorthodox to my usual style. That excited me the most because who wants to be stuck in the same box, writing the same story over and over again? Who wants to read the same story over and over again? I want to be able to pick up several books by the same author and know for a fact each story is different and unique.

After getting home, spending time with my husband watching the Miami Heat play the OKC Thunder and eating dinner, I called it a night. The week had really taken a toll and I just wanted to close my eyes and let it all go. About a half hour into lying in bed, did my phone go off from a text message from said best friend needing some ideas for a project she is working on. I gave her the ideas I could come up with from the top of my head and guess what happened?

Another story bubbled up which I texted to her and her reply was, “U r just pooping out ideas lol” And I was apparently. Bringing my current writing list from 40+ easily to the 50 mark. In one day. I’m not usually one for thinking up an entire story in one day, let alone three. So while i’m grateful that these stories could become their own full story for the future, maybe I can take the pieces that I love about the story and implement them in other ways.

When your ideas come to you, is it in quick succession? Do you think of just a scene or the full story? Where do you usually come up with your best ideas? Apparently my best ideas come from inconvenient timing like driving, showering, sleeping, etc. 🙂