Romance Weekly May 20 #LoveWriteChat

This week: Strange habits of writers and feeding our muse…

RomanceWeeklyThanks to Carolyn Spear for this week’s questions, and if you landed here via Katherine Givens, thanks for continuing through the RW circuit.

crystal ballIf someone observed you writing without you knowing, what strange practices might they catch you doing?

Besides numerous trips to the kitchen scavenging for food, I have an awful habit of chewing my cuticles…while my crystal ball comes into focus.

directorOther than a creative outlet, how does writing benefit you?

Last week, I expounded on the therapeutic benefits writing provides me. In addition, my spelling has improved as well as my keyboarding speed. I pay more attention to plotting and and such with movies and books, but the down side is I tend to dissect them which sometimes robs the joy.

How do you feed your muse????????????????????????????????????????????????????

You mean other than chocolate! Thus far, my stories have been inspired by a character or an impression from a book, TV or movie. After years of watching Rescue Me, I wanted to write a klutzy heroine on her way to becoming a firefighter. Jo didn’t turn out that way in Hot as Blazes, but her academy mate, Tami became a comedic sidekick earning the title, Black Widow.

Relaxing on the beach or by the pool frees my muse to explore story ideas. I’ve found walking is the best way to exercise story problems. Last but not least, the almighty shower can be Zen.

Please visit the lovely and talented Collette Cameron to see how she feeds her muse.


17 thoughts on “Romance Weekly May 20 #LoveWriteChat”

  1. ouch! on the cuticles! I tend to rip mine and they hurt like a mother effer for days! And totally love your zen mode. 🙂


  2. Learning plot structure and certain writing techniques has definitely changed the way I watch TV and read books. I’m so much more selective today than I used to be. Drives the family nuts.


  3. There does seem to be a connection with figuring stuff out and physical exercise. I get ideas on walks but had a really interesting one while planting flowers last week.


  4. I love walking and often edit the story in my mind as I go. I used to find spin class good for this, too, although sometimes the instructor would notice I was sitting when everybody else was standing and pull me up!


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