M is for…Muse.
Happy hump day everyone. Nese Lane here, and I was lucky enough to be assigned the letter M in the NGWN A to Z Blog challenge. Lucky, because I get to talk about something close to my crazy artistic heart, my Muse.
Almost every writer/artist will tell you they have something that triggers or enhances their imagination – a Muse. Not in the literal sense of the daughter goddesses of Zeus and Mnemosyne, but in the creative inspiration needed to do what they love best. It could be anything from a gorgeous view (man candy included), to a cup of their favorite coffee or tea.
My visionary juices seem to flow best when I listen to music. Yes. Music is my muse.
The notes appease my spirit, and the lyrics have inspired many a sexy passage.
That being said, I have certain artists on my playlist, which motivate me to write a particular type of scene. Maroon 5’s innuendo filled lyrics help spark thoughts of hot sex, Green Day and Dead Kennedys when I need a little angst, and Panic! at the disco’s upbeat sound spurs me on. There are way too many to name, but you get the idea.
I decided to share a link to one of my favorite Maroon 5 songs. Listen closely to the lyrics and you’ll understand why I use it as inspiration. Oh, and looking at sexy Adam Levine is an added bonus.
The range of today’s Muses is infinite, so my question for you today is… What inspires you to be creative? What is your Muse?