5 signs you need to fire your Muse

If you sit down to write that first chapter or the first scene in your epic short story, and any of these five scenes come dripping out of your pen, stop! Fire your muse, they are failing you. 1) you start writing a “weather report” (it’s a sunny day/raining/wind blowing, etc.); 2) your character is in a…

Where do you find your inspiration to write?

Inspiration, comes, unexpectedly! My current life focus is finding my muse in everyday life. Writer’s block is crushing. Coming up with ideas for story writing can sometimes feel impossible, like everything that was ever worth saying, has been said, ad nauseam. The creative vanishes from your creative writing and you end up staring at an endlessly pulsing…

Wabi-Sabi for writers or finding inspiration in an imperfect world

Your life is dull and boring. Nothing ever happens. Nothing inspires you to write. Sound familiar? When we think of the life of other writers, we often imagine them having amazing adventures and experiences. We see them sitting on the tops of mountain peaks thinking deep transcendental thoughts, while overlooking stunning dawns or expressive sunsets….

Finding Inspiration

Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania and Melpomene. Recognise their names? They are the eight muses from Greek mythology. Unfortunately for us, they are just an awesome ancient story and will not come and sit beside you guiding your work. Finding inspiration is part of the writers craft. It’s something that may suddenly…

Image Inspiration: Smeg

 I could always tell when Smeg was miffed at someone, or something. She’d let these tendrils of smoke escape from her nostrils, just like she’d done that day. If she had been a full sized dragon it’d be intimidating but since she was little more then the size of a mouse, it was just plain…

Image Inspiration: Broken Heart

I stared at the heart in the wall and began to remember. The first look, first smile, first kiss. The first time we made love. All those happy firsts rolled out of mind and towards the wall, like a stream. The heart inside the wall began to warm, taking on a brighter crimson tone as…

Image Inspiration: Wolkin

It was one of those rare lazy days in Wolkin city, where everyone was at a loss for anything substantial to do. On a small floating island at the very outskirts of the city, the Bridisle family were feeling a little glum on this particularly nothing kind of day. Melony found herself on the hillside…

Cybernetic

“Flex your fingers please.” Achingly slowly the fingers of her right hand began to bend. She had expected to feel every movement, a click or creak of parts, fluids like blood in veins squirting into tubes and wires, but there was nothing, no sensation at all. If she hadn’t been watching her hand, Rhana wouldn’t…

Inspiration

I’m finding that I reach a point when I’m writing where everything begins to feel stale, forced, boring, same-old-same-old. I get so uninspired with the text I just want to toss it all in and give up. That’s when I reach for some inspiration. Right now that inspiration is coming in the form of some…