Notes from An Alien

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Tempting the Muse – A Quick Bit of Advice


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Sharon Stone in the Albert Brooks 1999 movie, The Muse

I’m going to bet that your muse doesn’t always show up when you want her to.

Muses are tricky, fickle creatures. They are like cats in that they prefer to do things only when they damn well please and never according to anyone else’s schedules or needs. Also, like cats, they have a tendency to show up when you least expect them. How often have you been struck by inspiration in a moment when you absolutely cannot act on that inspiration (like in the middle of a business meeting, for instance)?

But then, when you’re ready to make your move and itching for that lightning-bolt-out-of-the-blue whack upside the head, your muse is nowhere to be seen. You’ve set up the perfect conditions: steaming mug of tea, a quiet environment, your lucky sweatshirt, several hours of uninterrupted time, and a handful…

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4 responses to “Tempting the Muse – A Quick Bit of Advice

  1. Andrew Green April 15, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Hi daw this reblogged on notes from an alien. You. Might like a blog of mine. Similar content but expressed in verse; the Poet’s Muse https://t.co/ZGVAOlT8Ih

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  2. Alexander M Zoltai April 15, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Thanks for your comment, Andrew.

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  3. Suddenly Jamie (@suddenlyjamie) April 15, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Thank you for sharing! :)

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  4. Alexander M Zoltai April 15, 2018 at 9:47 am

    You are very welcome, Jamie :-)

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