Does Your Muse Need a Gun?

Too many times, our muses are not assertive enough (or armed). And they need to be. If not, there are those of us who would sit on our cute butts—plotting, dreaming and thinking about writing—while waiting for magic creatures to write our tales for us. Well, like Neil Gaiman said, “They won’t.”  

I promise to elaborate on this, soon… For now, I leave you with a writing muse who sticks to her guns. How do you approach your art when your muse is feeling lazy, my Wicked Luvs?
 borrowed from Addicted to Writing, who borrowed from fishink.us

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  1. When I read the title of your post, I thought of... okay, that WE need to point gun at our muse as so that she helps us to write.. but yes, I see that this wouldn't have worked. Killing a muse is not an option. We have to be kind to her.
    When she still refuses to point at least her knife at me, I simply drag my own self towards computer to write anther witchcraft and more post. Need to do it really very soon by the way. Also I noticed that once you commence writing, inspiration comes on its own, you can't stop. So the main thing is to Begin...

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    1. "When she still refuses to point at least her knife at me," LOL

      We are our most committed muse. And you are right, writing is addicting: once you start, you just can't stop. Yes, yes, yes! My drug has words in it ;-D

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  2. Right now my muse is sitting in my office, pouting and waiting for me to finish life so we can go back to writing. I swear, one day she is going to shoot either herself of me. Or both (but not in that order).

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    1. Yep, I imagined your muse would be a blade-to-throat kind of girl. Tell her to plot until she has time to write the murder ;-D

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  3. I just take a break, which is why I've been working on my stories for many years. But this is just a hobby for me. It would be nice to one day be published, but I am not forcing it. If I try to force writing it all turns into gibberish.

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  4. Hahahaha.....alcohol is a good relaxant....and then me and my muse dance and sing for a while :D XXX

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  5. My Muse is like a ninja.. or maybe one of those people waltzing through a mob and yells out things to get attention diverted onto something.. I usually get a line or two of poetry stuck running through my head until I stop everything I'm doing to write it out, then she smiles at me and bats her eyelashes like "See? Isn't this more pleasurable?" I know she has a blade strapped to her thigh and I don't doubt she'll pull it on me if need be lol

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    1. I guess it would be hard to garden and dance at the same time, huh? Some body parts might get pricked ;-)

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  7. In the winter time, go play in the snow ;o)

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    1. Playing in the snow makes me think of my puppy ;-/

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  8. I haven't been able to find the thing that would get my muse to get up and give me the kick in the pants that I need. Though I did start reading Art & Fear, and I feel like my muse is starting to get off the couch now. I just need to start working in the direction of getting some things done.

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    1. Every now and then, we need to be our muse's muse, methinks...

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