How To Find Your Writing Muse

Let’s try a writing experiment on how to find your muse. Here’s a start to get inspired. Look at an inanimate object. Study it. Describe it in detail. Think about how it feels. What about its shape? Describe it to someone who cannot see it. Give it a personality.  

I have an example. I’m holding this thin pen. Sleek and comfortable it fits the palm of my hand. Yet I cannot write with it. The tip is soft like a cushion.  I press on the small pillow; I’ll call it a button. I twirl this elegant piece in my hand. The clip allows me to hang it off my pocket yet I do not use it in that way. Most pens click. Yet when I click it, nothing happens. I clip it to my notebook then use it later when I’m reading my kindle. 

Did that mental picture give you the details of the kindle pen? Take your imagination and use the clicker as a transporter. When you click the pen, something magical happens. There is a light mist that covers your hand. What happened? You look at your pen and suddenly a great fog has surrounded you.

Waving the clouds by, you notice you’re no longer sitting in that small coffee shop on the corner. The sounds are different, now you’re sitting on a park bench. It is springtime. The birds of the air fly over, it’s the sounds of springtime. Wondering how you got there, you rub your eyes. 

Now you discover the pen is a transporter. You get the picture.  All it takes is a little imagination and free association. Start by using the tools around you. Look at everything in a different light.

How to find your writing museThere is inspiration to draw from. Your lifetime of experiences, the sights and sounds you take in every day are all part of who you are. These things we take for granted. We don’t really see them because we are busy looking at something else.

Yet our mind captures every nanosecond, every image, thought, and feeling. It is all drawn into us. 

We can use that inspiration immediately or later when we want to tell our story. Find your muse and be inspired. Here’s some inspiration to get you started.

How to find your muse

Jot it down,

Look around,

See the sights,

Hear the sounds.

Everywhere you look,Finding Inspiration

You will find,

The images are captured,

All in your mind.

Write it down,

Let it run free,

See where it takes you,

Then just let it be.

Discover your dreams,

Write what you know,

Let the pen freely bounce,

Let your ideas flow.

For one day,

You might learn,

That book you got simmering,

Is ready to burn.





Through every trial, wisdom can be attained, and with every circumstance there’s a chance for your faith to grow. For when we live by faith and not by sight, we open ourself to the possibilities of our hearts. These are the stepping stones of our soul, our journey to the life we were born to have. I'm living the dream and in faith, I'm doing both. My gift is to share some inspiration along the way.

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