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Ancient Greek poets would often open pieces of epic poetry with an “invocation of the muse.” This plea was directed to the gods of Greek mythology to serve as sources of inspiration and open the door to creative thoughts. Though contemporary professional writers might not open with a formal invocation, the process of summoning an inner muse, breaking through writer’s block, and finding artistic inspiration in our daily lives is just as important as ever.