#AprilPrompts Day 2 – Muse

Is it a coincidence that one of my favourite bands is Muse? I’m not sure. I listen to their music quite a bit when I’m writing as it inspires me. But there is another Muse who inspires me more . . .

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Day 2 - Muse

Day 2 – Muse

A Muse is a writer’s best friend. They give us inspiration, ideas and help us on our writing journey.

When I began writing Heart Search: Lost, I didn’t know who my Muse was. However, a clairvoyant friend gave me a reading and since then, I’ve got to know her very well.

Catherine (I’m not sure if she spells it with a C or K though), my Muse, lived in the sixteenth century.  She has an oval face, gentle hazel eyes, pale lips and is quite pretty. Her hair is dark brown and hangs in ringlet-type curls down to her knees. She wears a long, jade green, velvet dress typical of the times and an unusual amulet hangs around her neck.

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She was an herbalist and healer – a dangerous profession to have in those days. She loved to help people and was very generous, often giving medicine away for free to families who couldn’t afford to pay for it.

It’s not clear who in her village accused her of witchcraft, but she was ambushed in the woods one day when she was picking herbs and murdered, driven through by a sword.

Catherine is always with me and I treasure her.

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6 thoughts on “#AprilPrompts Day 2 – Muse

    • I have to say, my relationship with my Muse is very special – I don’t know what I’d do without her!
      Actually, you do have a Muse, Donna. She was a librarian in the 1920’s in New England and her name is Dorothy. She is a petite lady with Patrician features, quite attractive and wears her hair pulled back in a bun at the nape of her neck. You block her by stressing about your writing. You need to relax, invite her to join you and just let things flow (her words not mine)! 😀

      • Oh my Goodness- I’ll find a quiet space and invite Dorothy in! I love it that she’s from the 20s, as I gravitate to the time and have collected art deco since my teens. I’m so excited, thanks Carlie…I’ll thank Dorothy when she arrives. :0)

        • Muses from a certain time gravitate toward people with an affinity for their era! You’re very welcome, Donna. Oh, and you don’t have to wait for her to arrive, she’s already around you!! After you’ve welcomed Dorothy, just let her guide you in her own way! 🙂

    • Those voices are from your Muse. You just need to ask her to form an orderly queue and give you one bit at a time, not some garbled monologue! Take control – but don’t upset her!! 🙂

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