The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews

YA Insider

Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Muse's Guide to the Care and Feeding of an Author

I'm going to be doing a short blog series, in between blog tours and finishing yet another book. I call it, A Muse's Guide to the Care and Feeding of an Author. I thought about calling it A Guide to the Husbandry of an Author but it made me feel like a 4-H project. Actually it still kind of does but I don't mind getting ribbons.

A Muse's Guide to the Care and Feeding of an Author


Congratulations, you have decided to acquire an author. 

First of all, this is a HUGE responsibility. You are going to have to take care of your author, day and night, 24/7.  365 days/year. Duration can be anywhere from 1 year or less to 30 plus years. So be prepared. Some authors write for even longer. If you are having second thoughts, get a pet, maybe a dog, cat or parrot. 

You then must decide between a male and a female writer. Each sex of the species my have different needs and interests. Careers, children, and other factors may or may not interfere with his or her writing. 

Then choose a non-fiction or fiction author. Again that depends on your tastes and likes. We will focus on fiction writing since this requires the muse to provide more effort in the area of creativity. From there you can choose the genre. Your author may even jump from one genre to another or even do something called genre bending. What ever path your author chooses, you will be there to offer him or her your full support.

Now it's your turn to travel the realms in search of an author. Good luck.


Eldheni said...

cute idea... it will be interesting to see where this leads.

Eva Gordon said...

I agree, this is being written by my muse and she is a tricky one.