New Years Quotes to Inspire You

Hello dear readers. I hope 2020 is off to a good start this year for you. I know it’s a bit cliché, but everyone needs a bit of inspiration to help them kick off their resolutions.

I hope these help, or inspire you in some way!

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” —Robin Sharma

“New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” —Alex Morritt

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” —Bill Vaughan

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” —Benjamin Franklin

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” —Shauna Niequist

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” —William James

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” —David McCullough Jr.

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” —Göran Persson

“Remove ‘shoulds’ from your vocabulary this year. Start your journey of self-love now.” —Kelly Martin

“We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” —Hillary DePiano

“Making New Year resolutions is one thing. Remaining resolute and seeing them through is quite another.” —Alex Morritt

“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” —Neil Gaiman

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” —Albert Einstein

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.

Type it Out Tuesday: June 4

Everyone needs a bit of creative inspiration now and then. There’s no shame in admitting it.

Maybe you want to write a romance book. Those are always popular. Boy meets girl, boy meets boy, girl meets alien life form she believed to be human. Love knows no bounds

Well I’ve got 5 solid romantic writing prompts for you, some a bit bizarre, some probably a bit cliche.

Hope you enjoy!

Write a story about a road trip between two old friends that turns into something more.

A duo of very inept wingmen.

You’re at a party when you spot a ex. Quick, you urgently have to pretend to be dating the nearest person, who happens to be very attractive.

In biblical times, men had many wives and most marriages were arranged. Use time travel to develop a story that depicts how love, romance, and marriage have changed throughout the centuries.

They say love is blind, and it makes people do strange things. Write about a character who is blinded by love or who does strange or dangerous things for the object of his or her desire.

Weekly Recap

I know you didn’t miss any of my posts this week, but on the odd chance someone you know did, here they are:

Book Review: D’Arnold finds a home by Teah Lytywn

Type it Out Tuesday: February 12

Wednesday News: February 13

Why Reading Together Can Be A Good Valentine’s Day Date

Quote of the Day: Great Gatsby

Type it out Tuesday: February 5

Since it’s Chinese New Year today, what better way to celebrate than a writing prompt based off of just that.

So here it is:

The 12 Zodiac animals get together, as they do once every year to celebrate the new year.

The only problem is, there is one missing. The 11 animals soon realize that Pig is missing, and nobody has heard from him in a long time.

The animals go off together in search of Pig.

I hope you enjoy this one. I think it’s an interesting idea, and could be a really good idea for a book. (if you use it for a book just let me know or give me credit please lol)

 

Weekly Recap

In case you missed any of this week’s posts, here they are:

Book Review: History’s Worst Inventions

Type it Out Tuesday: January 15

Wednesday News: January 16

What does my library look like?

Quote of the Day: January 18

QOTD: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.