Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Finding Your Muse

Do you ever wonder what that means? When a writer talks about their "muse" or finding their "muse". The proper dictionary definition is as follows:

Greek Mythology Any of the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, each of whom presided over a different art or science.
2. muse
a. A guiding spirit.
b. A source of inspiration.

So you can see that "muse" is simply inspiration or the guiding spirit who brings inspiration whichever way the writer tends to believe. Writers who can't seem to find what to write or the words to put on the page will blame it on writer's block or their muse not talking to them.

Here at The Wild Rose Press we have an answer to this problem and its our annual writer's retreat. This year being held May 12-15 in beautiful Asheville, NC with the Smokey Mountains for a backdrop.

If you're a writer and you'd love to spend some time away from everything in the hopes of revving the creative juices and finding your muse consider joining us. There's a link to information on the website.

Even if you aren't a writer, who couldn't use a weekend away to curl up with your favorite books, hang out with friends or make some new friends and soak up the sunshine of the NC spring time.
Hope to see you there!


Vonnie Hughes said...

Love to be there but unfortunately it's one heck of a long way from Australia to North Carolina!

Caroline Clemmons said...

I also would love to be there, but can't. For years I've longed for a vacation in the Carolinas, but the $$ has allowed it yet. Still hoping!

Cherie Le Clare said...

I know exactly what you mean, Vonnie. It's the same problem for me here in New Zealand! BUT if Rhonda and RJ ever decide to hold one in Seattle I'll make a real effort to get there - because that's where my two sons live.

Dorothy Muir said...

I will be there, and I'm looking forward to it! I know my muse can always use a boost.