I decided to participate in today's Blogspiration : this is the *final* posting!
Blogspiration is a new weekly meme hosted by GrowingUpYA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation or just a little SOMETHING.
Most people have an idea for a story... Or they think something in their life could "totally be a best-seller." I can't count how many times I've heard, "I've got an idea for a book! You could write it for me!" when I explain that I am an aspiring author. (And usually, they also say that I can do all of the writing-- how generous of them!- and they'd let us both take credit for the completed story.) Um, no thanks.
The point is- anyone can have an idea. It's those who move past the idea and get to work that make headway. A story will not write itself. A true writer is someone who slaves over each word, who tosses and turns at night because they can't shut the characters down in their head-- running to their computer/typewriter/notebook and bleeding quickly onto the page in order to carry on with their life. WRITER'S WRITE. End of story.
So, get to it! Be someone who isn't just an idea-man-- but a WRITER. Work on your story/stories-- perfect your craft... Write!