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For Writers: Teaching Patience to the Muse

on May 13, 2013


We’ve all had it, that idea that comes in a rush. It can knock you for a mental loop. Cause you to stare off in the distance at inopportune times. (Hopefully, we’re not driving when it happens.) Sometimes, it’s so distracting that even others will notice. And if they know you’re a writer, they’ll ask:

“You just got an idea for a book, didn’t you?”

And you will respond (sometimes in a strangled, high-pitched voice usually reserved for Bieber fans): “YES!”

A million times, yes. The muse has struck you. It is incandescent. Soul-shaking. And in that moment, you will be convinced that the idea is so perfect, so original, so breathtakingly magnificent, your first instinct will be…

“I’ve got to write this all down rightnowbeforeitdisappears!”

Hold your quill, Shakespeare.

Today, I want to talk a little about how valuable it can be to do something a lot of writers…

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