Writing Tip 181: “Bemused” vs. “Amused”

Muse - Bemused vs Amused

And speaking of the writing muse, I’ve been pretty psyched about some progress with my fiction lately. Stay tuned for details!


Some speak of the Muse, when discussing their writing. Today, I’m going to ask which one.

No, we’re not talking about Calliope, but we are discussing two words that have the same derivation in the French word muser, which back in the 15th century meant to stare blankly. Here’s the tip you should know just in case Calliope hasn’t whispered it in your ear: More