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Don’t be afraid that you won’t find your muse. If you put a serious effort into your creative work, then you will have plenty of “divine” help. Keep in mind though, that the muses will not come to you on their own. You must keep writing to let them know that you seek their divine counsel. Perhaps you should hold a special devotion to Calliope because she is the chief of the muses. And thankfully, there are modern-day “muses” we can seek counsel from too. 31 Chapter 3 The Creative Process 17. —Oliver Wendell Holmes I enjoy this quote by Louis L’Amour and hope it inspires you to find inspiration for your ideas: “Ideas are everywhere.
I can create a stark setting that evokes loneliness because I simply become the conduit to expel such emotion. Finally, when I scratch out these emotions onto the page, they are real and heartfelt, and the reader will know that they are not contrived emotions. A fiction writer is never entirely alone. Her characters are constantly whispering in her ear. Writing is not a social endeavor. It requires solitude—a meeting ❯ Cinda Williams Chima The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists between you and your characters on their turf.
Murphy Jr. If I can, I try to travel to the area I’m writing about to spend some time soaking up local flavor, so to speak, and studying the land. ❯ Johnny D. Boggs I think one of the reasons that my book The French Connection became a New York Times bestseller and subsequently an Academy Award winner, is that I spent so much time getting to know Eddie Eagan and Sonny Grasso—the reallife New York City detectives who cracked the French connection heroine syndicate. Because I worked so much with my writing subjects, both Eddie and Sonny were real on the page and therefore real on the big screen.