I have, what I think of as, a set of four muses that inspire and guide me in my writing:
Editing: An elderly smoker. She’s a bit grumpy, but a good speller. Mother to the rest of the (loserish) muses.
Language: A “30 something” gay dude. He loves the Urban Dictionary.
Artistic Content: He’s fifty-ish, rolls his eyes at most sex scenes, but is a compulsive masterbator.
Research: He’s a drugged up video game addict, but a genius and very good at what he does…when sober.