I know it is totally stereotypical for a fantasy author to have items in their writing room like dragons. But…I do. No, the rest of the room is not decked out in swords and wizards and wands. Just the dragon. It sits right next to a bear wearing glasses that props up my thesaurus and dictionary. I got him at a Renaissance Festival when I was in college. My favorite part is that he is hollow, so I can fill the figure with lamp oil and light a wick. He inspired a lot of writing when I first got him. Now, he sits a little neglected. Maybe it’s time to reintroduce myself to my former muse of fantasy.