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Friday, December 4, 2009
Waiting for the Muse
For centuries, writers praised the Muse or lamented her absence. In the Muse’s presence, words poured forth in abundance and without effort. When the Muse flees, the right words are as hard to find as an oasis in the desert. While some of history’s greatest writers believed literally in the Muse, most regarded her as a metaphor for a state of inspired creativity.
Still today, some writers idle away the hours waiting for the Muse to arrive. However, most of the prolific writers I know would tell you that the Muse is more likely to show up when you are already typing. Also, I’ve heard rumors that the Muse does not have a Starbucks card.
My first love was reading, and my second love was writing. Deciding how to string words together fascinates me.
My interests and pursuits are wide ranging. I'm a self-employed educational entrepreneur and book packager. During my career I have worked as a consultant, professor, business owner, author and ghostwriter.