#IWSG: Hey, Listen!

Hello, friends!  Welcome to this month’s meeting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!  If you’re a writer and if you feel in any way insecure about your writing life, click here to learn more about this amazingly supportive group!

I’ve written a lot of these IWSG posts over the years, and many of those posts have featured my muse: the magical fairy person who nags me when I’m not doing my writing.  I tend to describe my muse in a certain way, and I tend to depict her a certain way in my art.  This has led to a few comments comparing my muse to a certain fairy companion from a certain video game.

Today, I’d like to confirm for you all that, yes, the idea for my muse was partially inspired by Navi from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.  Now I realize there are not a lot of Navi fans out there.  A lot of people found her super annoying, and she’s often listed among the most hated video game characters of all time.

But, gosh darn it, I liked her.  When I was a kid playing Ocarina of Time for the first time, I really liked the idea that I had this magical fairy person tagging along with me on my adventures.  Even if Navi didn’t always have the most useful advice to offer, it was comforting to know that I didn’t have to fight all those giant spiders and lizard monsters and creepy plant things alone.  And I guess, in this ongoing adventure of being a writer, the same idea still gives me comfort.

Now if only the act of writing could be as easy in real life as it would have been in the game.

12 thoughts on “#IWSG: Hey, Listen!

    1. I agree. Always listen to your muse, even if he or she speaks up at inconvenient times!

      At some point, I really need to play Kid Icarus. I don’t know why I missed it when I was growing up. I was always a huge Greek mythology fan.

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  1. Hey, nothing like having a sidekick along to help with the journey. It’s one reason I always like to have a sidekick with my protagonist throughout my stories. It gives them someone to lean on and talk to, which saves me from writing all those dreaded paragraphs of introspection by the MC.

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  2. Ignore the Navi haters! As I recall (it’s been a while) she could be a bit annoying, but the game would be so much less fun without her. Kind of like a personal muse, nudging you to get stuff done. I like the comparison. I like it a lot!

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