I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my “muse”
I even looked the word up in the Oxford English Dictionary lol
1 MUSE (in Greek and Roman mythology) each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences.
2a woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist:
Yeats’ muse, Maud Gonne
Ok, so she’s female is she? Lol….nope, sorry, I’m not buying that.
I was under the impression (don’t ask me why) that my muse was suppose to be a real person, but I’ve seen so many writers refer to their muse as part of themselves. Ok, interesting idea. So if my muse can be almost like an imaginary person, a part of me, that means I can have a male muse doesn’t it?
You can probably tell from my writing that I have a dark side. You might also have been able to tell that one of my favourite books is Wuthering Heights, and that I’ve got a bit of a thing for Heathcliff *sniggers*
Sooooo, I’m hoping that my muse kind of looks like this lol
Photo from Elyse Snow
Could my muse be the “male” dark and broody part of my character?
Ok, probably not, so I’m still confused lol
Tell me about your muse……
I’m still struggling about the idea that it’s not a real person lol
- What Motivates Authors To Write ? (nfaa.wordpress.com)