Joan Hiatt Harlow
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. When your dreams turn to dust ... VACUUM!
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. My sense of humor
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Wearing my heart on my sleeve. Ouch! Great Target!
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A perfect ending for my stories.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. My children!
January 22, 2009Do authors really have a muse? I have a muse who presents me with ideas and plots and characters. Although it takes research, imagination, knowledge of the craft, devotion,and especially PASSION, to write an historical novel, I, for one, can attest to having my own personal muse. She is also my dream-keeper and she's taught me:
1) To listen to my own inner voice
2) To trust that inspiration is everywhere, and if our minds are open to wonder, it will be revealed.
3) Too many words can stifle a thought
4) To laugh at myself
5) Never give away my gift or... see more