As much as I adore ‘The Muses’ form Hercules, I’m completely boggled by writers who say things like “I can’t choose where my muse takes me.”
W H A T ?
Finding inspiration in quotes or images is one thing, but relying on a particular creative influence to stimulate you and claim that’s what’s responsible for the work you produce?
N O P E.
I feel like blaming the muse is an easy cop out for creative people to produce work which others consider to be disturbing or lacking of diversity. It’s a reason they bring up when challenged with the problematic elements of their writing.
It’s not their fault, it’s their muse.
B U L L S H I T !
You are in control of what you create. You are your own filter. You are your own muse.