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.