- Knowledge: Information from multiple sources… put together so it makes sense.
- Expertise: Knowledge + personal experience… applied it to a new situation. You can’t buy expertise – you earn it through years of doing.
- Interest: You care… and you’re going to continue to care for as long as it takes.
- Understanding: You get it. You’ve made the mistakes, felt the thrill of success, and understand why some strategies worked… and why some failed. You’ve obsessively watched other experts and picked apart their methods, and you are constantly applying your knowledge and watching the outcomes.
Plus, you have a muse who sits on your right shoulder.
Not everyone gets one of those, you know.
Most people would kill to have their very own muse.
Do you have a writer’s muse… or something else that inspires you to write? How does inspiration show up for you?