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7 Writing Muses Hiding in Plain Sight


I don't want to write today. I really don't.


I want to make jewelry. I want to read a book. I want to contemplate my navel. I want to rewatch a hilarious YouTube video I found with Craig Ferguson and Robin Williams engaged in a lightning round of irreverent banter. I want to laugh.


Instead, I call my mother and we chat about our health and the high cost of prescription drugs. After I hang up, I want to become an activist. I want to start a petition, sign a petition, and protest.


Call it procrastination or writer's block, the fact is I need a muse.


Have you ever sat at your writing desk, staring out the window or down at a blank page, just trying to think of something—anything—to write?


Having writer’s block is like being kidnapped by a dastardly villain who ties you to the railroad tracks. You may kick and scream in desperation but all you hear is the evil cackling from this horrible, mustached cad who is preventing you from accomplishing your dreams.


Fortunately, I know all is not lost because I've discovered seven potential muses hiding in plain sight to help you write that novel or screenplay:


1. Pets