Ever cheat on your… MUSE?


Writers: Ever cheat on your muse?

So all your talents see good use.

Bored of writing the same old thing,

You and a new muse have a fling.

It’s a dangerous game to play,

Get caught and you will rue the day.

But your new muse is so much fun,

And great stories come by the ton.

Until your old muse finds you out,

Then you endure your lover’s spout.

You recall the great times you shared,

With the first one who ever cared.

The two muses team together,

Make your words suffer bad weather.

A real bad case of writer’s block,

Spend all day staring at the clock.

Until a third muse comes along,

Whose ideas can do no wrong.

Your books have never done so well,

The writing’s like a magic spell.

But your old muses are upset;

So even they intend to get.

They sneak in and ruin your work;

Your third muse now thinks you’re a jerk.

Again your writing’s in a rut,

Contact with muses is sealed shut.

You’ve no idea what to do,

If only you could find a clue.

You write about your three muses,

And all of their crazy ruses.

This book becomes a bestseller.

You’re a really lucky feller.

Copyright © 2014 Chris McMullen

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Every Author Should Try out this cool PULP-O-MIZER


I saw Pride’s Children pulp-o-mized at Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt’s blog, www.liebjabberings.wordpress.com. Alicia credits Barb Morgenroth at The Passive Voice, for revealing the pulp-o-mizer.

Go play with this cool tool, called the pulp-o-mizer, at http://thrilling-tales.webomator.com/derange-o-lab/pulp-o-mizer/pulp-o-mizer.html.

See how your cover would look if it were pulp-o-mized. It’s not a word you get to say every day, so enjoy it while it lasts. 🙂

Chris McMullen

Asking A Favor…

Wondering as a writer if you belong? Here, an author shares her story of when she discovered that she belongs.

Mandy Eve-Barnett's Blog for Readers & Writers

Hello All,

Would you please read my story submission on Canada Writes? The title is Creative Promise Achieved.


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A great reminder about the effects of typos from an avid reader and strong supporter of indie authors. We crave to hear what readers have to say and how they react to various aspects of writing. Here’s a chance to do just that.

Poetry by Pamela

This has been bothering me for quite some time but today it finally just reached my boiling point. So, what else to do about it but write a blog.

I am an avid reader, although not nearly as much as of late with all the demands of my personal life. But I do read an awful lot of books. I read mainstream books AND I read tons of indie authors. Ever since I discovered the world of indie publishing, I have enriched my life by reading from so many different authors.

I have spent more money on books than I care to add up. Most are worth every penny. I’m always amazed at the prices of books and think that the emphasis on cheaper and cheaper isn’t a good thing. Even books I receive as ARCs to review, I still purchase to support the author. Does my $2.99 make a…

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