50 Ways to Leave Your Muse: Creativity Hacks for Writers

2021 August | Craft

WHEN: August 2, 2021 – August 30, 2021 via GroupsIO

Course Description:

My theory about the muse is pretty straightforward: it’s a fantasy, a myth created by Greek and Roman philosophers who operated with limited resources on every level. The world was flat then. While the idea of a muse appeals to my senses, excites my imagination, and stimulates my sense of theatre, the reality is that the shoemaker’s elves don’t really exist. Me and the cobbler have to show up, no matter what, and do everything from concept, design, draft, prototype, revisions, production, marketing, promotions, and follow-through to actually applying the idea to paper.

This online workshop explores what it means to live a creative life, and to maintain that fun, creative edge all the time. And when that edge becomes dull, the ideas in the course will help you revive what you need to stay juicy, productive, and happy as a writer.

About the Instructor:

JOY E. HELD, A.A.S., B.A., M.F.A. is an author, freelance editor, educator, Yoga Alliance Registered yoga and meditation teacher, college English professor, certified Journal to the Self facilitator, and workshop presenter with over 500 articles published in trade magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. She has published two historical romance novels. Her nonfiction book Writer Wellness: A Writer’s Path to Health and Creativity, third edition is available from Headline Books, Inc. Joy is a member of Romance Writers of America, The Author’s Guild, and Northeast Ohio RWA where she is Vice President of Communications. She holds degrees in education, journalism, and an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.