I can’t say that I am a big fan of muses. I think it was Jim Butcher who said “I don’t have a muse, I have a mortgage”. However, Akasha from the Queen of the Damned is my favorite source of inspiration (i.e. my muse). All of my evil bad girls are named Akasha. I’m sad later when I have to change their names, because no name is as cool as Akasha (except maybe Constance).
The Queen of the Damned soundtrack is also pretty great. I listen to it whenever I have to write intense fight scenes.
So what what or who inspires you?