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What keeps you creative?

Posted by Cassi J Reed on May 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM

It's Friday and I did make it back to blog. As a writer I always look for inspiration. I think reading other's stories is a great way to gain inspiration. They keep the creative juices flowing.

Music too helps the muse to bring those ideas to life. I love "New Age" type music. There is a broad range under that genre. Anywhere from Celtic, to ambient, to really strange, but they can help me bring scenes to life. Another great thing for me is that they usually don't have voice parts. Some do, but the ones with singing that I listen to help my scenes along.

Now, I don't know how many of you do this, but I love to play games...video games...role playing to be exact. You get to play through a story, you are the character. I love to see where my character will go and what happens with the choices I make. It's another great way to get that creativity going.

Those are only three things I do to help my muse work the magic it takes to write a story. I also do things like people watch, listen to them talk (Not eaves drop, but just listen to the way the talk), the way the move and interact with others. I also talk my ideas through with friends in writing forums.

What about you? What do you to keep your muse moving along?

Let me know.

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