5 Answers

  1. The muse leaves when the period of creative search begins. Everyone reacts to it in their own way. Someone goes on a binge to wait for her like a tram. Someone begins to change their environment in order to find it somewhere in other spheres. Someone just tries not to commit suicide in the next such period.

    In my opinion, the best way to spend the search period is through a “pipeline”. If you're a musician, you'll get a lot of concerts, or an artist , you'll get a lot of exhibitions and themed parties. That is, make yourself advertising and / or money. And the muse will return, where will it go?

  2. Work hard, just like that. As Tchaikovsky said: “Inspiration is a rare guest. She doesn't like to visit the lazy.” Yes, and some writers set themselves the bar in n-words per day.

  3. P. I. Tchaikovsky brilliantly wrote about the muse, creativity and inspiration in his letter to Nadezhda von Meck.

    P. I. Tchaikovsky, June 24, 1878:

    <<…For an artist, complete calmness is necessary at the moment of creativity. In this sense, artistic creativity is always objective, even musical. Those who think that the creative artist, in moments of passion, is able to express what he feels through the means of his art, are mistaken. Both sad and joyful feelings are always expressed, so to speak, in retrospect. Having no particular reason to be happy, I can be imbued with a cheerful, creative mood and, on the contrary, in the midst of a happy environment, produce a thing imbued with the most gloomy and hopeless feelings. In a word, the artist lives a double life: universal and artistic, and sometimes both of these lives do not flow together. Be that as it may, but for the composition, I repeat, the main condition is the ability to get rid of the worries of the first of these two lives at least for a while and completely give yourself up to the second.>>>

    <<…Sometimes winning is easy. Sometimes inspiration slips away, doesn't come. But I consider it a duty for an artist to never give in, because laziness is very strong in people. There's nothing worse for an artist than giving in to it. You can't wait. Inspiration is a guest who does not like to visit the lazy. It appears to those who call upon it. Perhaps it is not without reason that the Russian people are blamed for their lack of original creativity, because the Russian person is lazy par excellence[2]. The Russian man loves to think; he is naturally talented, but also naturally suffers from a lack of willpower over himself and a lack of self-control. It is necessary, it is necessary to overcome yourself so as not to fall into dilettantism.>>>

    Despite the fact that Pyotr Ilyich's work is exclusively musical in nature, it is easy for anyone who is engaged in art to recognize themselves in these lines and take a couple of tips from the genius.

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  4. If the muse is missing, you can file a police report. If muse is a repeat thief, then she will most likely be put on the federal wanted list. If she has left the country's borders, she may be put on an international wanted list. They'll find her sooner or later. Don't worry.

  5. Muses don't go missing. They come and go, sometimes they stay for a lifetime. When she leaves, don't try to stop her by force, it won't do any good. Just keep living and working, overcome yourself, and stay inspired. Muses feel it, it's like a pheromone for them, it attracts them.

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