Muze Taps are a series of advice columns by our authors that tackle the various challenges faced by creative writers.
Benefits of Working with a Qualified Editor
Writing can be an enigmatic art form, familiar yet mysterious. What may appear transparent at first glance proves surprisingly opaqueRead more.
How to Begin?
The question pops up at three different stages of writing. Depending on the situation prompting it, it yields three differentRead more.
Fits and Starts
Why are beginnings so tough? Something stirs in your imagination, a bright idea that while you are speeding on theRead more.
The Zero Draft
An earlier Muze Tap divided creative writing into two separate processes, tree shaking then jelly making, brainstorming material then selectingRead more.
A Valentine to Creativity
Creative writing is a lot like being in a close relationship, a comparison that offers helpful insight for writers gettingRead more.
The Writer’s Notebook
Creative writing begins with creative perception: an alertness to the world around. There is always something bizarre, funny, heartwarming, orRead more.
The Other D Word
Asked what they consider their greatest writing challenge, my workshop participants always cite discipline: if inspiration doesn’t find its wayRead more.
Writers hear voices–a provocative sentence or two bubbling up in the mind’s ear; a created, or remembered, character beginning toRead more.
Right Brain, Left Brain
Creative writing draws on two separate processes. Because they happen in different parts of the brain, trying to perform themRead more.