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Finding Your Muse To Overcome Writer’s Block: Awakening the Creative Spirit Within

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People sometimes ask me if I ever get writer’s block. I guess they think it’s romantic. They imagine a tortured author sitting at the keyboard, head in hands, trying to summon the muse.  I wish I did have a muse, to be honest. It would make my life a whole lot easier. How exactly does a muse work?  Would she sit on my shoulder?  Would I hear creative whisperings in my ear? Or a stirring in my stomach? Can there be male muses? How did this muse thing get started anyway? With a hot love affair and a myth. The original muses were the product of a nine-day fling between Zeus and the Goddess of memory, Mnemosyne. Each night of…

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