She will fly if held too lightly,
She will die if held too tightly,
Lightly, tightly, how do I know
Whether I'm hold or letting her go? ~Based on Oscar Wilde
How does one attract The Muse? She is always there, yet prefers a shadowy cloak. As a great Source, she carries with her a trove of inspiration and ideas but holds them close. She must be coaxed out with trust and offerings like the wild creature she is.
Even when encountered, she is unable to linger, for she is fragile and must recede to rejuvenate.
Harm or mislead her, and she will leave forever, so treat her well and allow her freedom--she will return to you. Be ready.