Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Open Season on Muses

He says to hunt down the muse with a club. But the muse is often an intangible thing. Or if tangible, the muse isn't something that you could beat down and drag home. So what then?

The alternative is to ignore the muse. But isn't that kind of ridiculous? After all, isn't the muse merely a construct of your own mind, a touchstone to focus on?


And perhaps what he means was that sometimes what you have been using to focus your mind isn't applicable anymore so you should chose something else. Get up, and go do something totally different; give yourself the strong illusion that inspiration is close at hand, beckoning; do what you need to do to get excited about writing again.

I wonder what he used, what he did.

What about you? What do you think he meant?

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