Linda Maye Adams

What does your muse look like?

When I took Holly Lisle’s How to Think Sideways, one of the lessons involved coming up with an image for our muse.  At first, I was at a loss for what mine looked like, and then I was surprise to discover it was a Golden Retriever.

funny dog pictures - Happy Sundog!

What does YOUR muse look like?  Is he or she a dog, or a cat or a bird?  How about a dinosaur?  Post muse sitings in the comments!


  1. Hmm… Well, my dog definitely inspires me. But I lean on my brain the most. So I suppose you could say that my muse looks a bit like gray, lumpy jell-o. 😉


    • When Holly first started talking about what the muse looked like, I was like, “How am I supposed to know?” In all the time I’ve been writing, I’d never even thought much about the muse. But I guess it must have been waiting for that, though I would have thought it was a cat. Go figure!


  2. Hm, I don’t really know how to begin picturing my “muse.” But I do have a Celtic cross hanging by my writing desk–I’m really inspired by what it represents, a blending-place of art and faith. So maybe that’s close?


    • An interesting thought. A muse is a very personal thing, and it can come in many forms.


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