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