The nine muses warn that tried and true rules of fantasy quash creativity and lead to stale art. These Ladies of Inspiration incite artists to break these molds and be original. They stir us to stop wasting our gray matter. The muses want us to dare to be different, to push every boundary, and to question every norm.
The purpose of the artist is to make the wow factor come to life. That cannot be done within the framework of a shackled mind. Artists, cast off the chains of preconceived notions and create something unique and of value from the heart!
You are seated on my Thought Train and better hold onto your hat because we are moving at the speed of thought. How fast are we going? How many times faster than the speed of light is the speed of thought? Once, twice, thrice? Warp 1, 2, 3?
There is no way of knowing. There are no reference points. Speed has to be relative to something, but what? Other minds? Or do ideas themselves provide the needed relationships and connections so us mere mortals can know what's driving our trains? Food for thought.
When I write, I jump into The Rabbit Hole and explore the reality in which I have immersed myself. My thoughts come at me like freight trains pulling miles of cars loaded with ideas. I unload the cars and play with the ideas until I am satisfied I have discovered a new scene, a cool character, or when I'm lucky, a new realm of possibility.
Writing is about jumping into The Rabbit Hole without fear of where it will lead. Thoughts thunder through my mind. I am not afraid of what I will discover, and all writers should be just as fearless.
I hear a Thought Train coming. It's thundering across my mind & I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when. I'm stuck inside my mind & thoughts keep flashing by. When I hear that whistle blowing, I hold my pen & write.