Thursday, June 7, 2018

Shalt Not Steal

Daily Draw: Food Fortunes Deck ~ 7 of Swords/Sides

I wonder if any popular writer in the last century has used the word shalt?

A common question asked writers is 'where do you get your ideas?' Same place everyone else does, seeds bubble to the top and get grabbed. The key is hold on and expand rather keep grabbing.

I'm reminded by this card to wonder why, when bad ideas bubble to the top, we grab and hold on to them? That bad idea in grade school to steal the packet of Fizzies from the school store. I still feel bad about it today. But I ate them. And the long term anxiety over the action taught me a valuable lesson. The things I earn have great value, and thing that was stolen has none.

4 comments:

  1. Your post made me think about "stealing" from other artists. There is a thin line between plagiarism and being inspired by somebody's work...

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    1. Always best to give credit where credit is due.

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  2. Fear is a funny thing... sometimes it makes us grab or cling, other times it makes us turn and go the opposite direction.

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  3. Thou shalt not steal, cause the anxiety will get you in the end. The seed of fear of being caught gives us a little adrenaline rush, but the lingering anxiety is not worth it.

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