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Thursday, September 20, 2007


What Should The Muse Do?

As Aunty Belle so aptly characterizes, I have entered the Muse business. But I have a wayward writer who is NOT writing, despite my efforts.

The Muse has decreed that the writer in question must be punished now for the transgression of NOT writing when time is available to him (for the Muse is a jealous sort - and is extraordinarily envious of the time this writer has - and outraged that he squanders such a gift).

So I ask you all: What punitive measures should the Muse extract? What should the Muse do?

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Blogger she said...

i dont know about punative *unless thats how he likes it* id go with stimulating. grrerhaha
i always liked the game where you are given a starting sentance and you have 5 minutes to write a story. but im sure you can thinkof something more original than that.

September 21, 2007 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) Shakespeare
2) blender
3) pail

you have to work quickly


September 21, 2007 4:16 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Plato say it be better to instruct than ter whip 'em...but he was meanin' students....mebbe it would work fer sluggish scribblers too.

Write a story yaself an' ask him ter edit it--he's bound ter think "Dern, I cando better than that!"

September 21, 2007 6:44 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

I do have to say - the less my "musee" writes, the more I do. I've been writing a storm all week - have three rough draft poems and a short - not sure what to call it - a sudden fiction peice or an incredibly short viginette (spelling?).

maybe this writer who isn't writing is actually MY muse - perhaps i am not his muse at all! hmmmmmmm! what an interesting turn of events!

September 22, 2007 12:34 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Oh goody! Share yore vignette an ' poem wif' us.

I'se been readin' some short stories of Miguel Unamuno. A philo prof at University of Salamanca, exiled fer his writin's in the 1930s. What I'se seenin'--other han his pollyticks and his philosophy-- is how effective the short story can be.

But, natcherly, the all time favorite short story witer fer me is Flannery O'Connor--ain't no match fer her!

September 22, 2007 7:54 AM  
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