Nothing is original anymore; such is the plight of the modern artist. Mark Twain once wrote, “Substantially all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources” — and that was well over a century ago, so one can only imagine how many times these ideas have been passed down in the interim.
You can find inspiration and motivation as a writer without inducing soul-crushing creative pressure.
We could all stand to broaden our reading horizons
Though by no means a comprehensive list, these titles will help any young Millennial regain their faith in literary representation — and show anyone else that there’s more to them than hijacking businesses and burying themselves in their phones.
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If you’re telling yourself that it’s OK to be writing something bad because you can always come back and fix it later, it takes a lot of the pressure off.” — Marissa Meyer