Posted in Writing

12 Tips to Help You Wrangle Your Muse

Image by Sabine Sauermaul from Pixabay
We writers often stress when we can’t write.  Our Muse will occasionally go AWOL.  These lapses in creativity can last anywhere from a day or two, to months or even years.  What to do?!  How can we wrangle that Muse?  How can we coax her back in to working?  There are no hard and fast “rules”, but there are many ideas that may help.  After extensive research, I’ve compiled a list of handy ideas that may help you with this situation.  
1.Getting physical is Never allowed.
2.Bribery is often helpful and encouraged.
3.Many Muses appreciate music. Play their favorite genre.
4.Focus is needed.  Too many distractions will scare them away.
5.”You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar”.  Be kind, always.
6.Your Muse may need snacks in order to work.  Have their favorites on hand.  (see #2, bribery)
7.Does your Muse take care of herself? Be sure your Muse gets enough exercise, sleep and good food.
8.Like us, Muses are not perfect.  Let them fail.  If they give you something that you feel is a dud, don’t despair.  Next time may be better.
9.Your Muse needs practice.  Like any muscle, it must be used and exercised.
10.Shake things up!  Most Muses enjoy the new and exciting!  Rearrange your office or buy a new desk lamp or paint the room.  A different view may help!
11.Maybe your Muse is in a rut!  Let her try something new, something outside her comfort zone!  (see #9, practice)
12.Let her express herself.  Maybe she needs to write about her troubles.  She has needs too!  Let it happen!
*This is, of course, is all meant in fun.  Generally, our Muses are within us.  With that in mind, maybe something here will spark you, and your Muse! 🙂
Copyright (C) 2022 Penny Wilson All Rights Reserved
*The original idea for “wrangling your muse” was prompted by my Dear Friend Chuck over at The Reluctant Poet.  Thank you Chuck, for your inspiration.
Posted in Life

3 2 1 Quote Me-Food

Sweet Miss Beckie over at Beckie’s Mental Mess has tagged me in a fun little game called “3 2 1 Quote Me -Food”.  Thank you Beckie!

Above is my first food quote and below is a second.

I’m supposed to nominate 3 blogs to continue the fun.  My nominations to continue this are:

Sue Vincent at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Blue Bird Of Bitterness

Rory at A Guy Called Bloke

The only rules are to thank the person that nominated you, post 2 food quotes on your blog and nominate 3 blogs to continue the game.  That’s it!!

Of course, you are in no way obligated to participate in this little game.  But if you’d like to join in, we look forward to seeing your quotes!

Have fun!

 

Posted in Stories

Rocket at the Keyboard, Again

*Rocket has convinced me to let him do another blog post.  His last one was well received and I think the little guy got a bit of a big head over it. (Don’t tell him that I said that!)  This time, I told Rocket that I would type the post for him.  Although for a little dog, he does a fine job, he just doesn’t have the dexterity in his paws, so it takes him quite a Long time.  Below is Rocket’s post.  Rocket and I hope you enjoy it.  

Hello all!  I’m so glad my mommy let me do another post on her blog thingy.  For those of you out there that missed that first post and would like to read it, you can find it HERE.    Also, for those of you that are still catching up, the picture above is of me!  If you happen to see me on the sidewalk with my mom, be sure to say hi!

There have been times when my celebrity-ness is a little too much, even for me!  So Mom has me go incognito sometimes.

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Posted in Stories, Writing

Character Development

 

“Oh, Geeze!  She’s at it again!” said Tall Dark Man.

“I know!  I thought the last time was the worst!  There’s no telling what she’ll come up with this time!”  cried Small, Frail, Woman.  “I found my husband’s body at the foot of the cellar steps!”

*click, click, click, clickitty click, click, click, clickitty click, click

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Posted in Uncategorized

I give myself very good advice … — Robbie’s inspiration

Please enjoy this delicious treat from Robbie’s blog.  I’ve disabled comments here.  Please visit Robbie’s blog to leave a comment.

My favourite Disney movie of all time is Alice in Wonderland. I feel I can relate to Alice who was so bored listening to a book being read by her sister that contained no pictures or conversations that she followed a talking white rabbit down a hole. My favourite song in Alice in Wonderland is […]

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