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Saturday, October 04, 2008

 

Come on and aMUSE me!

Sometimes, we all need to travel into a world of tangential thought. For today, let’s allow that tangential thought go into what (or who) we tend to write about in our work. We often have a source of inspiration or a muse, don’t we? Someone who says a line we work into our writing, or a character whose name has the same initials or rhymes with the name of someone we went to school or work with? Now, think about it for a moment - how many of you have given thought to being one of those muses? Have you ever given someone a manuscript or been asked who inspired the main character in your poem/short story/book and been excited to have someone peel away and expose your inner inspiration? Have you ever wished your muse read your work and put two-and-two together? I’m curious to see what you all mention in response to this post as someone who has never shown my people of inspiration any of my writing just yet, and, who in a moment of tangential thought, pondered if she could have possibly been reproduced in a fictional facsimile too.

5 Comments:

Blogger Cher'ley said...

I do have people in mind when I create my characters, but I hope they don't recognize themselves. LOL

I don't know anyone who is a writer besides me, so I doubt that I am in anyone's work. But who knows. (Smiles)

Besides we don't see ourselves at all like other people see us, so we'd never recognize ourselves anyway.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Thanks for your comment! I don't know; sometimes it seems like we thinly veil our source of inspiration, enough to perhaps elicit a smile if it hits the right audience member. Just thinking about the prospects that you're the muse could be enough to smile too, eh?

12:53 PM  
Blogger Cher'ley said...

I've thought about your blog off and on all day. So I think you aMused me. LOL

7:16 PM  
Blogger Ang said...

I have to say that I work with a lively bunch of people that give me story ideas all the time...not to mention off the wall sayings.

My family also gives me lots of ideas as well. Big family...lots of funny and tragic ideas.

I do find that most everything I write has something to do with the people in my life. I, too, hope that they do not recognize themselves.

Ang
angstorycorner.blogspot.com

4:17 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Thanks Ang for your comment and indeed, I'm happy you have your inspiration sources and know the art/craft of keeping them under wraps! :)

6:27 PM  

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