Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Musing about Muses

I have spent a lovely evening meandering around blogland and have found some fab stuff to share with you, all writerly links this time, but with a focus on freelance/copywriting/blogging.

This is an article called '3 Writing Lessons I Learned in Dog Obedience School' by Jonathan Morrow. He uses dog obedience school as an analogy for writers and their muses ... very clever!

The article is posted on CopyBlogger (in my links) check it out for more articles on writing.

Leo Babauta, from Zen Habits (in my links) also writes an excellent blog about writing:

See an interview with the lovely Leo on the Balanced Life Centre website:

Another article about writers and muses is 'MADD: A Writing Disorder That Stifles Your Creativity' by Jonathan Morrow, MADD being Muse Attention Deficit Disorder! You can find this at CopyBlogger too:

I won't attempt to write a post about muses, as Jonathan has done such a great job, but I have thought about my own muse a bit.

Five things I have learnt about my Muse:

She likes chocolate.

She always comes to play when I'm pottering around the garden.

She doesn't care for limitations or boundaries when it comes to time. (In fact she doesn't care for words like 'limitations' or 'boundaries' at all.)

She is demanding and coquettish. And downright fickle when she doesn't think I believe in her.

She has an insatiable appetite for new things and never hangs around in one place for long.


Poetess said...


I found your blog today. Enjoyed the read.


Moondreamer said...

Thank you, Poetess!

Glad you liked it ... will pop over and have a read of yours! :o)

Annieye said...

Will check these out over teabreak tomorrow. I love your blog. It's like picking up a magazine

Moondreamer said...

Thank you Annieye, what a lovely thing to say, you have just made my day! :o)

HelenMH said...

Your muse sounds fab. Mine likes chocolate too!

Moondreamer said...

Yes, I love my muse to bits, Helen! (Even if I could quite cheerfully throttle her sometimes!)

We need more chocolate (what a great excuse!) :o)


Great links, very interesting as always, thanks Moondreamer :)