Muses. Why do Authors Have Muses?


For me, Muses are who I can relate to when writing. They are my sounding board (although I only hear their voices in my head) regarding the scene development or the dialogue I am writing.

I take my Muses from a wide group of people. At the head of my table is Andrew Carnegie, a man created an empire and I try to follow his business sense. Then there is Agatha Christie, my favourite author. I talk to her often, of course, she does not reply to my questions. I chose her because of her plot development. My next Muse is George Gordon Byron, I enjoy his writing and have a book of poems my mother gave in 1958. Next there is Napoleon Bonaparte, chosen because of his strategic mind, which I try to emulate in my plots. Finally, there is Ben Hogan, the outstanding golfer, chosen because of his discipline and determination to succeed. I hope you do not think I have a screw loose because I talk to my Muses but it is the same as asking yourself the question with an answer hopefully given by what the Muse would say and sometimes it works.

Until Next Time

Thank you for your company in 2020, a year many of us will want to forget, and I hope it was as enjoyable for you as it was for me giving you insights into my world. Please take care of yourselves and stay safe.  So to you all I wish you SEAONS GREETINGS and a happier 2021.

As always, my best wishes to you and your family and be kind to each other.


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