Campaigner Spotlight: An Eclectic Muse

Good evening, Campaigners! Tonight I’m shining the spotlight on Barbara Evers and her blog, An Eclectic Muse! Take it away, Barbara!

Thanks for such easy questions (she says sarcastically).
What does your voice sound like?
I live in the South, but I’ve been told I don’t sound like a southerner.  My father was a college professor (Go Clemson!), so I was surrounded by educated people and taught to speak properly.  In other words, I don’t say “git.” I do have a slight accent that becomes more pronounced if I’m tired or upset, and I do say “ya’ll.”  Because I’m auditory, I can imitate accents, so I will automatically start to pick up sounds and phrasings if I’m around people with a different accent for extended periods of time. Not on purpose, it just happens. If you want to know what my writing voice sounds like, please visit my blog, An Eclectic Muse.

What do you have in your pockets right now?
If you mean my physical pockets, then nothing.  I rarely use my pockets, but if I do have something in them it’s usually some form of pain reliever like Imitrex or Tylenol. Story lines and characters lurk in my mind’s pockets waiting for me to draw them out. My family and work take up a good bit of space in my metaphorical pockets, too.

Who would you go to if you desperately needed help?
That depends on what kind of help I needed.  If it’s related to my writing, I have a few close friends that I turn to for feedback and help.  If it’s work-related, I’m going to look for a subject matter expert.  My husband is number one if the issue is personal.  Those are the simple answers, but your question assumes I ask for help.  I tend to fly solo and try to solve things on my own…sometimes too much.

Blog blurb:
I’m a very curious person, and the muse knows it. An Eclectic Muse leads you on journeys, normal and rare, but always with an eye toward new insight. Please drop by and join me in these versatile jaunts. Maybe you’ll find that key detail you need to arc your story forward.  Maybe you’ll discover a flash of inspiration.  Or maybe you’ll encounter a kindred spirit. No matter what you find, I provide jaunts weekly on Tuesday or Wednesday.  Grab your gear and come along for the ride. Are you brave enough to follow the muse wherever she leads me?


6 Responses to Campaigner Spotlight: An Eclectic Muse

  1. Jennie B says:

    That was a great interview! Those hard questions brought out valid points 🙂


  2. Thanks Jennie! I had to think about those answers for a day or two. Luckily, I had a couple of days to do so!


  3. Sarah P. says:

    This is a great interview! Off to check out your blog now.


  4. Thanks Sarah. Hope you enjoy it.


  5. clickerbug says:

    Great interview. Nice to get to know you. Loved finding out that educated southern children are reminded to speak properly. As far as I know, there’s no similar northern practice … either that, or I’m not of the proper class to know! 🙂

    Your photo reminds me of an Agatha Christie murder mystery, with you the lead detective. 🙂 Great shot!


  6. Clickerbug, I never thought about it that way (the educated point). As for the photo, it was taken just before our son got married. So glad it wasn’t a murder mystery!



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