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susan-keefe's picture
Jul.31.2013
The Little Book of Muses Author:  Khaled Talib Publisher: Newsline Communications ASIN: B00DY7FAEM Genre: Muses Kindle, 169 pages About Khaled Talib: Khaled Talib is a former journalist turned PR pro, and the author of the upcoming thriller novel, Smokescreen. He lives in Singapore. The...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.21.2013
This morning I posted a whine on Facebook - - all the things I need to do around the house, what with my wife suffering cancer, my aching, cartilage-less left knee - - and oh yeah, the impact of all this on my writing. As I re-considered that post while eating breakfast, I had to ask myself: Why...
kristen-caven's picture
May.10.2013
With a week to go before my fundraiser ends, I figure I'd better holler about it. My composer and I are raising $2500 worth of "bread for the journey" to help us finalize the score and make some demos for the musical we've been working on for 8 years.The Souls of Her Feet is about a...
jm-cornwell's picture
Oct.20.2010
The night is silent except for the sound of the laptop fan whirring. The windows are closed against the heavy chill in the air and the scent of rain coming in from the west. The sky is dark except for a yellow sodium light and my mug of chamomile tea is empty. Time for bed. I'm not tired. Ideas...
jess-wells's picture
Aug.27.2010
Just as people have called on the spirit world for assistance with crops and fertility or for the strength to get through the darkest nights, humans have called on the spirit world to assist them in the mysterious process of making art.  Here is a sampling of some of the Muses from various cultures...
saundra-mitchell's picture
Feb.24.2010
On Muses Which Is Not So Much a Rebuttal of Jackson Pearce, as a Contrary but Complementary Reply So, the world starts with animistic gods. Concept gods. The sea IS a god. The storm IS a god. Time IS a god. But there's not much you can do with an animistic god. It's ineffable, the god does...
terena-scott's picture
Sep.23.2009
My muse lounges on my bed, dressed in a tight, black Victorian corset, black silk bloomers, and stiletto heels. Her snake hair is piled high on her head like a Gibson girl, but she looks more like a porn star vampire than an Edwardian icon. "You know," she says, drawing on a cigarette...
terena-scott's picture
Sep.02.2009
Shhhh... I have a secret. I'm writing a new novel. I'm not sure why I'm doing this because I can't think of a worse time to start in on another novel, which will probably wind up like my last novel: rejected by an agent and then reduced to hiding in my file cabinet, shamed and bruised. I start the...
sal-glynn's picture
Jun.12.2009
(NOTE: Most human interaction is not a lot of fun. There are few people you can impress while wearing tattered jeans and a tee shirt, but their numbers increase thanks to social networking. Appearances need no longer be a worry thanks to the new killer apps. Hooray! Go wild and slip into the slinky...
marilyn-kallet's picture
May.24.2009
My first night in Auvillar I saw a man in my room.  To be more accurate, two men--first a white man, very briefly, then a black man, leaning over my bed.  His image had more permanence.  I was disoriented, in a new place, exhausted, jet lagged.  I had a moment of acknowledging that the black man...