Stealing People’s Ideas…Creatively

Stealing People’s Ideas…Creatively

In today’s world, every idea has been taken. It is literally impossible to come up with a 100% original idea.

If you call yourself a creative person, I bet you constantly have ideas rolling through your head, and probably more so if you are a content creator. Writing a book, making videos, or any sort of content making will do wonders on the creative part of your brain.

Yeah, sure, you can have an idea for a space elephant wearing a unicorn onesie fighting robot pandas in the deserts of France. Sounds like it’s a pretty original idea right?

I’m sorry to tell you, but it’s not. It’s not original. The idea has already been taken. Maybe not all at once, but aspects of it. This idea belonged to that author. That idea belonged to this author.

Some aspect of every story, idea, or even thought has been used by someone else. Every possible idea has been taken…but that’s not something that should deter what ideas come to your mind.

That’s why I believe in one simple rule. A rule that I think all creative people follow when they think of new ideas.

Steal people’s ideas, but steal them creatively.

I don’t mean think of a creative way to steal their ideas. Stealing ideas outright is wrong. Stealing someone’s hard work and time is wrong.

What I mean by stealing creatively, is be inspired by them.

Be inspired by ideas you see everywhere, absorb them, and them take them in and use them.

Take everything in. Live your life, take in every sight, sound, and sense that you experience and use them to inspire you. Incorporate aspects of people ideas into your ideas.

Add your twist to them. Make them your own. Make them you. Make their ideas your own. Steal people’s ideas, creatively.

Be inspired by the hard work of others, and work hard to make those ideas yours.

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Type it out Tuesday: May 21

Type it out Tuesday: May 21

What better way to spend your Tuesday evening then coming up with some creative ideas from these writing prompts.

As always, I would love to read what you guys can make of these writing prompts.

  1. Write about a character who finds an odd-looking egg in the forest. When they take it home, they never could have predicted what was inside it.
  2. Write a book about a character who has always had the ability to change how they looked, and so they hid their true appearance behind attractive façades. Now, their abilities aren’t working, exposing what they truly look like.
  3. Write a story about once peaceful water dwellers who have suddenly declared war on a settlement that was its only true ally. Your character has no idea why and is thrust into the war against their will.

Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Do you give writing advice to people?

Do you take writing advice to other?

Has it helped you before? Or does it all get mixed in with the endless information and tips that will “make you a better writer”.

Maybe getting writing advice isn’t the way to go. Maybe you just need to solve the problem for yourself, and figure out what works and what doesn’t work for you.

Either way, you should definitely read this article by Guy Gavriel Kay. He discusses getting writing advice, and how it may not be all it’s worked out to be.

Type It Out Tuesday: May 7

Type It Out Tuesday: May 7

Couldn’t find any writing prompts that I liked this week, but I have a few six-word stories I think you’ll enjoy. Let me know what you think in the comments.

I hope you all enjoy them. I really love six-word stories because they usually bring a huge story to my head in such a short amount of time.

Painfully, he changed “is” to “was.”

We’re lying in bed. She’s lying.

“Total media blackout,” agreed the President.

BREAKING: Simulated beings realize they’re simulated.

“Joining the President is his husband…”

Dot in the sky. Dead pixel.

“Wrong number,” says a familiar voice.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day comping up in just under a few weeks, it’s time to start thinking of some cool gift ideas for that special mom in your life.

We all know she deserves the best, so if she loves books, think about getting her these cool gift ideas.

#1 Book Scented Candles

Everyone who loves books love the smell of old books. I didn’t know this was a thing, but you can buy scented candles that smell like old books.

 

#2 Customized e-reader cases

E-readers are becoming more and more popular, and I’m sure some of your moms have them, and use them pretty often. You should think about getting her a customized e-reader cover, with a special message telling her how much you love her on it.

 

#3 Book of the Month Club

Has your mom run out of books to read? Or maybe she is always willing to read new books. If that’s the case, think about getting your mom a Book of the Month subscription. There are lots of different ones out there, so I’m sure it won’t be hard to find one your mom will enjoy.

 

#4 A personal Library Kit

If your mom prefers old-school books, she may want a personal library kit. Plus, if she likes giving books away to family and friends, this’ll help her collect those late fees.

 

#5 A Personalized Embosser

Books, gifts and letters convey more meaning and value when distinguished by your personal stamp. Get your mom a personalized embosser so she can put her own flare on her book collection.

Type it Out Tuesday: April 30

Type it Out Tuesday: April 30

I’m back again this week with another writing prompt to get your creative juices flowing. I hope you all enkoy them.

I really enjoy the ones this week, and I think you will too. As always, I’d love to hear some ideas you guys have.

#1: Turn one of the last texts you sent into a story.

#2 Add an original scene to the last movie you watched.

#3 Write a letter to your 14-year old self

 

Type it Out Tuesday: April 23

Type it Out Tuesday: April 23

We are back ladies and gentlemen, and I’ve got a few Six Word Stories for you to enjoy.

As always, let me know what you think in the comments.

The smallest coffins are the heaviest

 

Voyager still transmitted, but Earth didn’t.

 

One bullet is a lifetime’s supply

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