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  1. Lynn La Vita
    February 17, 2020 @ 22:55

    I sure hope you and your Stormdance partner are back to full health.
    I never thought of being inspired by music. Makes perfect sense. I’ll try it. I’m constantly impressed with your wide range of publications.

    I apologize for my late comment. I was traveling from Mexico to the USA, then pre and post surgery on my carotid artery. You visited my site and it was important to me that I visit your site, too!

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  2. Karen Lynn
    February 14, 2020 @ 16:15

    I hope you’re already feeling better. It seems like everything that’s going around is particularly nasty this year. I took a couple days off from work (and just about everything else), myself last week.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  3. J.H. Moncrieff
    February 13, 2020 @ 01:53

    Cool story, Juneta. You must be a highly imaginative person.

    I hope you feel better soon.

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  4. Damyanti
    February 12, 2020 @ 13:10

    I hope you are feeling better now!

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  5. Mary Aalgaard
    February 8, 2020 @ 18:08

    You have lots of great inspiration. I like that song! And, the images are very inspirational.

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  6. tara tyler
    February 7, 2020 @ 15:45

    so much going on!
    i love how a song can create images and even a story—i wrote a short story based on a song too. wish i had time to whip up a story for your contest, but i’m stretched so thin—summer is when i get the most writing done…

    and thanks for always supporting me—you’re the best, juneta!

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  7. Toi Thomas
    February 7, 2020 @ 10:18

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Sorry you’re not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon.
    It’s cool how a song inspired you to create Star Wars characters.
    I look forward to your next Grumpy release.

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  8. Chrys Fey
    February 6, 2020 @ 18:12

    I love songs that inspire stories. 🙂

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  9. Pat Hatt
    February 6, 2020 @ 17:03

    A tune sending you to a galaxy far far away sure is a win indeed. Hopefully the germs get the boot soon.

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  10. Madeline Mora-Summonte
    February 6, 2020 @ 13:23

    Ugh on the being sick! Wishing you healing and good health going forward. 🙂

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  11. Meka James
    February 6, 2020 @ 09:57

    Hope you feel better soon!

    Music is a big part of my writing process too. I’ve had one that inspired my book’s title, but not the actual story. I’d not heard the song you linked before, thank you for sharing.

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  12. Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy
    February 5, 2020 @ 22:40

    Yep, both music and images inspire me too in various different ways.

    Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. Sending you a virtual hug.

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 22:54

      Ah… That did make me feel better. Hugs back. Thank you.

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  13. J.S. Pailly
    February 5, 2020 @ 22:07

    Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon! I don’t know if a song has ever inspired a story for me, but once I get stories going, I often end up finding a theme song to go with them.

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 22:28

      Thank you. That is what happens most often for me, but this song was an exception.

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  14. Olga Godim
    February 5, 2020 @ 20:42

    I understand why a song could inspire both characters and stories. It never happened to me, but I did use a song in one of my flash WEP stories as a prop.

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 22:27

      This is the only one that inspired full characters and their story. I wish it would happen like that again. I remember I floated on that feeling for a year. I still do if I play and start trying to write them or repurpose them. Something about the sound of the song and the words really get to me.

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  15. Loni Townsend
    February 5, 2020 @ 15:33

    Songs are great sources of inspiration. I haven’t had a particular scene come from one, but I love to get the feel of characters coming out in music.

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 18:34

      Soundtracks help me with that too.

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  16. Lee Lowery
    February 5, 2020 @ 14:47

    Connecting a character to a song is brilliant! I’m thinking how much background I could fill in from the choice. Hmmmm. There goes the Muse down a rabbit hole. As for music when I’m writing, I generally have RainyMood on. The sound of storms activates something in my brain. I can relax and tune out of the world.

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 18:33

      This song was an exception but generally, I too listen to storms or classical when writing sometimes epic soundtracks just music no words.

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  17. Anna
    February 5, 2020 @ 14:27

    I’ve never been successful with music, but I do use YouTube to listen to storms. They are lovely and drown out the world around me while I focus. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 18:31

      I don’t actually write to music, but this song was an exception. I usually listen to storms or classical when writing.

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  18. Jemi Fraser
    February 5, 2020 @ 13:17

    Love how your mind works – connecting the song to characters!
    Hope February brings you better health and energy!

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 18:29

      Thank you.

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  19. joylene
    February 5, 2020 @ 12:51

    I love the song! Sort of a cross between Sawyer Brown and Blue Rodeo. I can feel the emotion emanating from the music and lyrics. Nice.

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 12:52

      Yes, that is what caught me up too.

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  20. Julie Flanders
    February 5, 2020 @ 11:39

    Oh wow that’s a cool story about the song. Love it! Sorry you’re feeling under the weather – I hope you are back to 100% soon. Take care!

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 11:49

      Thank you. I am some better but still fatigued and coughing. It is one of my favorite songs of all time.

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  21. C. Lee McKenzie
    February 5, 2020 @ 11:08

    A lot of great pictures for inspiration, Juneta! And loved the song, too.

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 11:47

      Love Sister Hazel. Thank you.

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  22. Ronel Janse van Vuuren
    February 5, 2020 @ 10:58

    Love that song — and the movie, of course 😉
    I’m so sorry to hear that you’re still sick. I hope that you get well soon.

    Ronel visiting on IWSG day Project Evergreen

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 11:47

      Thank you. I am better but it is still hanging on.

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  23. L. Diane Wolfe
    February 5, 2020 @ 10:19

    That was a rambling little song. I’ve had a lot of music continue the inspiration of my characters and stories.

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 11:46

      I love that song. Fell in love with it the first time I heard it.

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  24. Nancy Gideon
    February 5, 2020 @ 10:04

    I hear you about sick and tired of being sick and tired, Juneta! That was my entire January. But today the sun is shining to preface a winter storm warning which means time to stick to the keyboard. Love your inspirations. Music is one of mine, too. I always create a playlist for each new book. Star Wars . . . cool!

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 11:45

      It is a pretty sunshiny day today here too, but I am still hacking away. Star Wars has always meant a great deal to me in imagination, fun, and inspiration.

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  25. Elizabeth Seckman
    February 5, 2020 @ 09:04

    That is some great stuff to be inspired by! I forgot about songs. Every one of my heroine’s in my stories has a them song- but I’m not sure which comes first, the song or the character.

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 11:44

      It sometimes comes after for me too, but in that instance, it was the song.

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  26. Alex J. Cavanaugh
    February 5, 2020 @ 08:52

    You wrote a Star Wars story from that song – that is awesome!

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 11:43

      I did, It with the human connection with the characters.

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  27. Natalie Aguirre
    February 5, 2020 @ 08:21

    So cool how a song inspired you and that you remember your characters so vividly when you hear the song.

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    • admin2
      February 5, 2020 @ 11:43

      It is. It is the emotion of the story it evokes that makes the memory so vivid.

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