Sentiments of Inspiration

Are you have trouble writing anything? Do you think all of your writing sucks and you want to toss into into the depths of hell to burn for eternity? Are you so frustrated with anything related to writing and want to hide under your bed? Fear no more. Save this list for future use when you are having troubles in writing town.

  • You’re awesome. Don’t let anyone (or yourself) tell you otherwise.
  • You are doing something creative with your life, don’t take it for granted.
  • You’re alive. Seriously. I should have put this at the top.
  • Laptops and Starbucks would fail without writers.
  • You’re doing what most people can’t, or are too lazy to do.
  • Be proud of yourself – writing is fracking hard.
  • In your close nit group of friends, you’re probably the only writer, and you should brag about it. (not too much though; don’t be that writer.)
  • Coffee companies would go out of business if not for us.
  • You have the power to do whatever you set your mind too, even kill people you don’t like. (fictionally, of course)
  • With great power, comes mediocre responsibilities.
  • You’ve probably given a lot of cats a home. Yay adoption!
  • You turned down a bunch of vanity publishers. Good for you!
  • Every book has the potential to be turned into a movie one day. ‘Cause that’s just the direction the film industry is going these days.
  • Or a television show.
  • You get to discover the best music when writing.
  • Wine companies would go out of business if it weren’t for our crippling anxiety.
  • You’ve probably made the best writer friends (because writer friends get each other, man.).
  • If you haven’t made any writer friends, I suggest looking for them. Also, I’m a writer, and always need friends. 😉
  • You can probably type super fast!
  • Your handwriting probably isn’t bad either?
  • You own like a lot of super cute coffee cups too, I bet.
  • You’re able to picture something in your head and write it down for others to see. How freaking awesome is that?!
  • The world would be extremely dull without writers.
  • I mean, there would be no books, movies, shows, music, literally nothing.
  • Fancy pens!
  • If you don’t finish your book, how will your favorite author ever read it?!
  • You gave someone an emotional response from something you wrote. !!
  • Your name could some day be a household name.
  • You get to sign your name to something you created, making it even more special.
  • You can work at your own pace. Whether it take a year or ten years, it doesn’t matter. As long as you finish.
  • Notebooks!!
  • If you self publish, you’re basically an entrepreneur, which is even more impressive.
  • Even if you don’t become incredibly successful, just relax.
  • Whether your goal is 2000 words a day, or 20 words a day, you’re no less and no more a writer.
  • You may complain how much you hate writing, but you know you don’t hate it, silly.
  • You can make money off stuff you wrote!
  • Criticism can be painful. But know that one persons opinion shouldn’t break you.
  • Hard liquor companies would go out of business if it weren’t for us wallowing in self-doubt.

And I’ll say it one last time: You’re alive. Take advantage of it. We are all on this earth for a very short amount of time. Your books… can live on for eternity.

FOREVER.

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New Video & An OLDIE!

 

Bonus Videooo! I thought you may be interested in this. I made this video in 2009. Enjoy!

Breaking Up

 

Breaking Up With Writers Block

It’s time for you and Writer’s Block to part ways. Write a letter breaking up with Writer’s
Block, starting out with, “Dear Writer’s Block, it’s not you, it’s me …”

Dear Writers Block,

It’s not you, it’s me… I mean, don’t get me wrong. You’re so great. You can’t help who you are and I really admire that. But, lately I’ve come to terms with who I am too, and I’ll be honest with you, you’re just not good for me. We spent so much time together that one time in September and while it may have been good for you… I was getting sick of you and just wanted you to go back home to your family. I’m sorry if this comes off as blunt, but I feel like you deserve to know the real reasons why we can’t ever, ever, ever, get back together. And you have to stop coming by my house anytime I’m in the middle of writing a really great ending. I see you and, well, old feelings come back. It’s so easy to melt back into your arms and forget everything about my stories. But, you’ve even caused me to start drinking again, and you know how I get when I drink too much. It’s not pretty. What I’m trying to say, Writers Block, is please don’t come around anymore. There are plenty of other victims for you to leach onto, like college freshmen and George R. R. Martin. I mean, are you ever going to let him end his Game of Thrones series? It’s just cruel. You have a serious problem and I worry about you. I hope that you can find help and become Inspiration, rather than a Block. ‘Cause no one likes a block… am I right? Anyways, I wish you well and hope you find happiness without me.

Yours truly,

Laura and the rest of the world

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* Day 4 – Inspiration

Good morning ya’ll! Today is day 4 of the writing challenge.

Write about someone who inspires you.

This is difficult. When I think of someone who inspires me, the first person that comes to mind is my sister. She has been through a lot in her life and has so much life experience, and she’s only 35. Growing up with her, especially when she went through her teen/early 20’s phase, she was a completely different person than she is today. She really got her life together and went back to school and she is just a rock star now. The places she’s been, the people she can make friends with, and she still chooses to live with me. 🙂

The next person I think of is my mom, who is one of the best mothers anyone could ask for. After my teenage days of hating her guts and wanting to do unpleasant things to her, she and I really bonded. I think mostly after her and my dad got divorced. She changed. She became this really awesome person and I wanted to hang out with her, because she was hilarious. Not to say that she wasn’t an awesome person before, but I had the wool pulled over my eyes with blinded teenage rage hormones.

There are a lot of reasons why I look up to them. And they have certain qualities that are found in others as well. And basically when I narrow it down, I am inspired by strong females. I have a strong female in my story (who don’t need no man) and I am drawn to women who don’t need a male figure in their lives to do what they want in life. I don’t put down women who have men in their lives at all, but it’s more inspiring to me the woman who don’t let guys push them around, or think they need one to ‘fulfill’ their lives. Girl, you can do that all on your own. ##

Here goes…

Alright, so I’m going to attempt to write this and hope it doesn’t kill my audience. I think it’s silly that I’m even nervous to admit this, but I want to be truthful. I hope what I’m about to say doesn’t change your opinion of me or my writing. Unless it’s in a better way, then it’s okay. 🙂

People can find inspiration for writing in all kinds of ways. And as I understand it, most writers are avid readers. But what are books other than stories without pictures? What are movies based around; story. What about television shows; story. And even video games, mainly Role Playing Games; heavily based on story (interactively). As a person like myself who is writing a book, you would probably assume that I read quite often in my spare time. But the answer is actually, no. I do not read as much as you think I do.

Reading for me has always been kind of stressful and boring, (puts me to sleep) no matter how good the book is. In school, we always had reading assignments and book reports to do. I dreaded it. It was homework to me, and since I had a certain time to read it in, I stressed out trying to read it in time. Because it was always a chore, homework, something that I HAD to do. Don’t get me wrong, I have read books past my school days and in my free time, but it’s very rarely. And I will also admit, the books are mostly better than the movies or show. But I will always lean more towards the movie. Like I’ve mentioned in earlier blogs, I also get a lot of inspiration from dreams. I think a lot of the dreams I have are stemmed from movies and stuff (the pictures are burned in my mind). And my head makes it’s own twist on things.

I have gotten a lot of…um.. hateful, confused and bitter comments to this. I’m not really sure why. Everyone is not programmed the same way. If I can create something based on something I see and not read, why does it matter how it originated? Maybe I will create something most readers will have never imagined BECAUSE I don’t read as much.

I also want to let my other fellow writers know, that, no; you don’t need to read x-amount of books to be considered a great writer. I know I am not the only writer in the world who feels this way, and hope I’m not the last.

I hope I explained this well enough to make you understand where I stand. I don’t want to lose followers based on this, flaw, of mine. Please, let me know your thoughts on the matter. Cheers! ##

Dream Ideas

I don’t know about many other writers, but I tend to have book/story ideas that come to me in dreams. Like, a lot. I’m sure you might know that Fliers came to me in a dream, so it’s not uncommon. But I had one last night, that I was actually planning out the plot that would happen. I thought what was already happening would be a good story, so I tried to make an outline in my dream. I should explain: I use to dream interpret a little several years ago, and so I got really good at controlling my dreams. I can tell myself to do something and *most* of the time it happens. I can also control other things that happen, making people or objects do what I want.

Anyways, getting off track. The dream had 3 girls and 3 guys and they were in a high school. I am skeptical about making a story with kids in high school. I feel it’s so played out. … So I made them be in college 😀 And the other part was this weird woman who was like a witch and …. as I’m reading this, I’m forgetting everything that I thought would make a great plot. GAAHHHHH

In conclusion… the dream made this weird turn into a wet dream.. and well.. the rest of it went down the toilet. Welp. This was a pretty pointless post. lol …. Happy Sleeping! ##