As the 2011 “municipal liaison” (read: event coordinator) for National Novel Writing Month (www.nanowrimo.org) in Kenya, I organized a writers’ kick-off party at the iHUB (www.ihub.co.ke) in Nairobi.
One of our activities was for writers to sculpt their “internal editors”:
My internal editor is the creature with bug eyes, claws for hands, and a big mouth with a red forked tongue shooting out of it.
Next we molded our muses out of clay:
My muse is a tall beautiful big breasted maiden, since the main character in my 2011 novel is a 17 male runaway who has a definite love interest.
Another one of the writers thinks of the sea as her muse.
Two other writers considered a mushroom or a blue person with a thinking cap as their muses.
Lastly, someone’s dragon-like creature as a muse.