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Have you seen my muse? (1 Viewer)

  • Thread starter Xenoglossaphile
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Xenoglossaphile

She's a capricious creature, teasing me with flashes of inspiration and then vanishing without trace whenever I try to pursue her... the minx!Hello all, after many years of sporadic writing, without ever having managed to finish anything, I thought I'd seek some help. I have already dipped my toe in the writing 101 thread and found it useful.Looking forward to my time here.X
 

Nickie

WF Veterans
Let me be the first to welcome you to Writing Forums, Xenoglossaphile! No, I haven't seen your muse... but mine is just as furtive. She comes and goes, often waits years. For me it's also hard to finish something, although I've managed a couple of times. I do know that I don't want to be a writer who has to write 2 or 3 books a year, like some of my friends.


Nickie
 

Erik Buchanan

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I tell my muse what time I'm writing every day, then work whether she shows up or not. More gets done. Got to say, though, on the days she does show up,the work flows far better than on the days she leaves me alone.

As for the sporadic writing, everyone finds their own way to make things work. I'm sure you will do the same.

Welcome.
 

Shinn

Senior Member
Hi and welcome to Writing Forums :)

My muse, well, that's kinda tricky, because she likes ghost stories, so I've started writing some to keep her happy. And I agree with Erik, people soon find their own way to make things work.

Have fun!

~ Shinn
 

Hawke

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Hello and welcome to the community, Xenoglossaphile. :)

My muse likes to play mind games with me too, so I know just what you mean.
 
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Xenoglossaphile

I tell my muse what time I'm writing every day, then work whether she shows up or not. More gets done. Got to say, though, on the days she does show up,the work flows far better than on the days she leaves me alone.

Interesting perspective, I must try that. Strange that it's not occurred to me before! Especially as it's so simple and obvious.

Cheers Erik!

Is your book available in the UK at all? I'm tempted to pick up a copy.
 

Erik Buchanan

Senior Member
Interesting perspective, I must try that. Strange that it's not occurred to me before! Especially as it's so simple and obvious.

Cheers Erik!

Is your book available in the UK at all? I'm tempted to pick up a copy.

I just checked Amazon UK and it doesn't appear to be there. You could order it through amazon.com, but I'm not sure what price the shipping would run you.

You can also go to your local bookseller and see if you can order it. [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Ask for Small Magics by Erik Buchanan, printed by Dragon Moon Press and distributed through Baker & Taylor, Bowkers, and Books in Print.

Be warned, we may be changing distributors right now. We've joined up with Edge SciFi/Fantasy to form the largest genre fiction publisher in Canada (yay!).

Let me know if you can't find a copy. We'll work something out (being the author has it's privileges).
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