inspiration, muse, music, profanity in writing, writer's block

Music (muse•ik) n. 1 a combination of tones that inspires the muse

I don't know many writers, if any, that don't use music to work their craft. With NaNo in the now, it might be more important than ever to keep up pace and work through blocks. A number of songs have inspired my writing (I listed a few of them below) and so I thought I’d… Continue reading Music (muse•ik) n. 1 a combination of tones that inspires the muse

depression, famous authors, muse, personal demons, substance abuse, Writing

Demon or Muse?

I have been revisiting the idea that many fiction writers (and other artists) write to 'unshackle' their demon(s). When I say demons, I do not want you to envision red-horned minions of Lucifer, but instead, the random and sometimes very specific dark thoughts and feelings in general that pain, worry, anger, or cause extreme doubt… Continue reading Demon or Muse?

Box of Rocks, Chad Redden, Give Me Your Quarter Contest, muse, quarter

Results Are In: Chad Redden’s "Give Me Your Quarter" Contest

Stumbling along the web of writers, I come across some interesting folks, with great writes, and fun opportunities. One of them was at Chad Redden's blog: Box of Rocks, who recently held a contest in celebration of earning his first quarter from Adsense advertising—that means more than 1,000 page impressions in less than a month!… Continue reading Results Are In: Chad Redden’s "Give Me Your Quarter" Contest