On Writing: Finding your Muse


I‘ve been reading Stephen King’s book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.  It’s a pretty decent literary jaunt.  I was searching for a cover art image of the book and stumbled across the magnificent collage above.  It was created by a fellow WordPress warrior by the name of Stephen C James.  If you click the image you will be teleported to the location where this image originated.

The quote below really resonated with me today.  I thought I would share it and point it’s location out to you.

“Your job is to make sure the muse knows where you’re going to be every day from nine ’til noon or seven ’til three.  If he does know, I assure you that sooner or later he’ll start showing up, chomping on his cigar and making his magic” (p. 157).

And here I’ve been sacrificing woodland creatures and chanting into the sky during full moons to appease the muse.  I certainly should have read this book first.

I would highly recommend the book if you in a creative rut or are just curious about what makes King tick.  I did a more thorough discussion of the book here.  Until tomorrow, keep reading, keep writing, and as always – stay sharp!

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