Five Ideas for Channeling Your Muse

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In Greek mythology, the Muses were goddesses of inspiration and enlightenment who imparted knowledge and insight onto early poets, writers, musicians, artists, sculptors, scientists, and everyone else involved in the creative process.

Muses were the source of knowledge: without them, creators fell short of their potential; with them, masterpieces were born.

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Stop Doing Your Best Work

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Do your best work.

You’ve heard this statement your whole life. It’s a phrase that is loved by school teachers, employers, friends, and self-help gurus. Presumably, this “call to action” is meant to motivate, to encourage you to push yourself to be better.

But I believe a misunderstanding of this statement has mislead many people and has had disastrous effects on countless creative projects.

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If You’re Struggling to Write, Try Saying Sayonara to Your Computer

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I Never Write Anything on the Computer

Ok, I know what you’re thinking…this is written on the computer.

But before a word of this was ever typed by a keyboard, before it ever appeared behind a blinking cursor, it was written down on paper.

There’s one simple reason for this:

Computers make great word processors, but not great word generators…at least not for me.

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