Be fresh / be original! (This’ll help.)

Be a creative writer–an original. You can do so much more than just quote, repeat, or borrow other people’s ideas.

Try to say
Something positive
That’s never been said
In the very same way.

I like quotes,
But not simply
I use quotes
As springboards
To inspire me
To write
Original statements.

I like to
Take a platitude,
Change the words,
And try to launch it
To a new altitude.

Here’s a creative writing exercise:
Find a fresh, creative way
To say,
“Reinvent the wheel:

  • “Rock the rollers,”
  • “Create a new kind of tire.”
  • “Engineer another device for a car to roll on.”
  • “Redesign the way a vehicle moves.”
  • “Come up with a sequel for the wheel.”
  • “Redesign a car so that it walks on legs.”
  • “Reengineer a car to bounce on springs.”
  • “Make a car that glides on air.”
    (Now it’s your turn to come up with something.)
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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