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    Monday, March 29, 2010

    Here's a Big 'Ole Muse Therapy Welcome to My Inaugural Guest Blogger...Kayelle Allen!!!

    I'm Kayelle Allen and I am captive to my muse. Does that sound like the opening line at an AA meeting? Hmm. A twelve-step for freedom from my muses. That would be welcome indeed. Allow me to introduce them.

    Both are characters from my books.

    Pietas is the one who holds the devil's pitchfork but wears a halo. He tells me, "You know you want to do this. What's it going to hurt? You need to stretch your wings and try something new." Sounds good at first look, but Pietas isn't talking about writing. He's talking about everything but writing. "You know you want to read this book. It's great research. Oh, look! A great movie is on. You should watch that first. Study how the characters handle conflict. Make some popcorn while you're up." Uh-huh.

    Luc is my good (?) muse. He's the one who dares me to write a scene where he stands up to Pietas and wins. Every time I try, Luc thinks it through, realizes that he has too much to lose, and ends up back peddling away from the confrontation.

    Don't get me wrong. Luc's not intimidated by anyone else. In the rest of his life he's the master of all he surveys. However, Pietas is the leader of their people, he used to be in love with Luc (and claims to still care for him), but the ruler is also well known for his cruelty and devious ways. Humans who have interfaced with him over the millennia call him the Hammer of God, Soulripper, and the Beast. He's particularly fond of Soulripper.

    Now, considering these are my muses, to whom I turn for inspiration, it's a miracle I write anything at all, other than a note to slip under the door saying "help… me…" ^_^

    One thing I've learned over the past few years since I was first published is that you can't write only when you're inspired. Author Jack London wrote, "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." More and more, I believe that.

    Waiting for something to happen is not my style. There are three kinds of people. Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened. I'm the former. Why wait? Go grab your success and claim it. It's your life, after all. Who is better qualified?

    I'm looking forward to having D.D. Scott come to my yahoo groups and teach us the secrets of Muse Therapy. Both mine could use it. Thankfully, I'm such a solid, well-rounded individual that I won't need therapy myself. Except maybe for that tendency to exaggerate. Not lie, mind you. That's altogether a different thing. Uh… I'll shut up now. I think that was Pietas talking.

    And here's the scoop on my fabulous inaugural guest blogger:

    Kayelle Allen released two books in March, At the Mercy of Her Pleasure on 3/23, and The Last Vhalgenn on 3/24. Her next book, For Women Only, is due June 1st, and she has one more in edits now for release later in the year. She's already hard at work on a sequel to Surrender Love and Surrender Trust, and hopes to have another trilogy finished by the new year. Kayelle is a multipublished romance author whose worldbuilding skills include a broad sweep of ten-thousand years of future history, a feline language, and tradestandard laws for the empire where her books take place. Her writing lures you inside each hero's head and seduces you with what he feels and thinks. She thrusts you into the hero's heart and mind, teases and satisfies you with his sexuality and sensual joys, and drags you onto the roller coaster with him when it plunges into the darkness of things-gone-wrong. When you and the hero get off the ride at the end, it's Kayelle's hope you'll be back in line when the next ride starts.

    You can find her on the web at

    Email kayelle @ kayelleallen .com



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    Sunday, March 28, 2010

    April Muse Therapy Online Class Last For Non-Private Groups Til June!

    Don't miss out! My April Muse Therapy Online Class is the last Muse Therapy Online Class for a Non-Private Group 'til June 2010!

    Sign-up today at

    I'm giving a fabulous extra treat to the next 5 people who sign-up by the 3/31 deadline!!!

    Email me at as soon as you sign-up!!!

    Class starts April 5th!!!

    And wow will you (and your muses too!) laugh AND dance your asses off!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Muse Therapy Wishes --- D. D. Scott




    Friday, March 19, 2010

    My Muse Therapy Live Workshop Debuts Today!!!

    TGIF, All!!!

    And what a fabulous Friday it is!!! Today is the day I debut my Muse Therapy Live Workshop from sunny, white-sand, blue-green H2O beautiful Pensacola Beach FL!!!

    I'm thrilled to have been asked to provide "therapy" for all the terrific attendees at the GCCRWA Silken Sands Writers Conference. Find out more about the conference at

    There's nothing like treating your muses with a beach weekend, fabulous tiki bars, and the company of fellow romance writers.

    Now that's livin' the dream...and then reining in your creative divas too. They'll be some uber productive page-count increases next week!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Muse Therapy Wishes --- D. D. Scott

    P.S. The next Muse Therapy Live Workshop will be in April at the RT BookLovers' Convention in Columbus OH. For more info on that event, see




    Friday, March 12, 2010

    Do You Need Muse Therapy?

    If you're not sure you need Muse Therapy, check out my Savvy Authors inaugural blog today at

    I'm thrilled to be a new Guest Blogger at Savvy Authors the second Friday of each mark your calendars!!! I'd love to chat with you and your muses too!!!

    It's time to inject life into your tired and/or stressed-out muses! And I'm just the "therapist" to give you some fun and fabulous tips and tricks to rein in your creative divas. You'll up your page counts and be more-than-comfortable saying "up yours" to all those Julia Cameron-style "crazymakers" and "wet blankets" raining on your writing-for-publication parade!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Muse Therapy Wishes --- D. D. Scott