Be Mused - an A-Muse-ing Anthology by J Morgan, Katie Charles, Stephanie Burkhart, Nicole Zoltack, Sandra Sookoo
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Length: Full (164 pages)
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Fennel
Muses are fickle creates, sprinkling inspiration on their wards as they see fit.
They live in a world just right of center from ours, and to them, we're just the day job. Muses need lives too, you know.
Enjoy this collection of stories compiled by several authors at Desert Breeze Publishing that will give you some insight into the world of the ethereal creatures who inspire the arts.
There’s something for everyone in this anthology. You could be forgiven for wondering whether non-writers would appreciate the humour behind the stories, but it doesn’t matter because in each and every one of the stories the reader can identify with the characters.
How often have writers stared gloomily at a blank screen/page and wondered where the next word will come from, the next scene, the next conflict, and when in all that agonising have we given a thought to our Muse[s]?
The shenanigans and angst and manipulations that go on beyond our ken, are both hilarious and humbling. Do they really get as frustrated as we do? Apparently!
For those who sit back and enjoy the fruit of the Muses and their endeavours to keep the writers on the straight and narrow, this anthology should give you a good laugh, as well as an insight into the lives, loves, trauma, and frustrations of the writers who bring you plenty of books to read when you want to curl up with your favourite author and enjoy the manifestations of their hard work. Next time you do, also give a thought to the hundred – perhaps millions – of Muses out there, whose work ‘is never done.’
This collection of stories will not only give you a new perspective to the writer behind the words on the page you are reading, but a good laugh as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!