Muze Taps

Below is the complete collection of Molly Tinsley’s Muze Taps, advice columns that tackle the various challenges faced by creative writers.

The Zero Draft
An earlier Muze Tap divided creative writing into two separate processes, tree shaking then jelly making, brainstorming material then selecting
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A Valentine to Creativity
Creative writing is a lot like being in a close relationship, a comparison that offers helpful insight for writers getting
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The Writer’s Notebook
Creative writing begins with creative perception: an alertness to the world around. There is always something bizarre, funny, heartwarming, or
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The Other D Word
Asked what they consider their greatest writing challenge, my workshop participants always cite discipline: if inspiration doesn’t find its way
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Writers hear voices–a provocative sentence or two bubbling up in the mind’s ear; a created, or remembered, character beginning to
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Right Brain, Left Brain
Creative writing draws on two separate processes.  Because they happen in different parts of the brain, trying to perform them
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