Monday, September 24, 2012

Killing or Kissing the Muse -- Writers on Finding Inspiration

New Pulp Author Sean Taylor's Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action blog hosts a regular writers rountable. This week's topic is Killing or Kissing the Muse -- Writers on Finding Inspiration. Joining Sean this week is a writing who’s who on a subject we’re all passionate about. Read all about it here.

The muse.

As our ongoing metaphor for inspiration, she's been the subject of many songs and stories, best portrayed I think in Neil Gaiman's amazing comic Sandman. But I digress. Calliope (the muse of epic poetry) and her sisters have been made a virtue by some, a vice by others, and by others merely ignored as an urban legend for creators.

To find out how today's hard-working writers feel about the muse and finding inspiration, particularly in today's busy lifestyles where one is most likely a "writer and" -- not merely having the luxury of just being a writer -- we asked.

And some of New Pulp's finest answered. Read what they had to say at