Finding the Spark

Inspiration comes like a night muse: eager to reveal secrets and yet obscure. A writer who relies on the muse often finds themselves waiting for inspiration all the while longing for a revelation to top the last one. Working writers know how recalcitrant the muse can be and find other ways to supplement the spark. Like the thirsty traveler admonished to prime the pump before taking a drink of water, a story teller must put…

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