We’re blogging about the muse this week, and I have to confess, I feel a little left out.
Other writers talk about the muse and I picture some stiletto-heeled vixen hovering in their subconscious with a grammar guide and a whip she uses to gesture at the computer screen. “You really must move that sentence over there, dahling.”
I don’t have a muse like that (though I do have plenty of other imaginary friends).
Since I write romantic comedy, getting myself in the mood to write isn’t as much about finding my muse as it is finding things that amuse me.
Here are a few sites I can guarantee will leave me laughing when I need to be in a humorous state of mind:
Allie Brosh’s blog Hyperbole and a Half is one of most hysterically funny blogs on the planet. The drawings, the observations, the comedic timing – all of it is perfectly executed. I have too many favorite posts to name, but it probably comes down to a tie between Why I’ll Never Be an Adult and The Alot is Better than You at Everything.
Damn You Autocorrect is one of those sites I try not to visit if I’m wearing eye makeup. It’s a guarantee I’ll laugh hard enough to cry off all my mascara. Check out some of the Best of Damn You Autocorrect for a sampling.
Catalog Living is one writer’s comedic observations about the make believe people who live in catalog images. Gary and Elaine crack me up every time.
Smart Bitches Who Read Trashy Books is a site run by two hilarious, whip-smart women who happen to love the romance genre. I adore their blog, as well as their fabulous book Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels.
Where do you go when you want to be amused? Please share, I could use a few more go-to sources of laughter.