Since learning that ideas and character names cannot be copyright protected and that generally creative license as long as your idea is as unique it can be is unlimited in reality, I have found that I am starting to write at my old pace again.
This is exciting, because I used to be a workaholic in regards to my daily word count and the amount of projects that I used to do!
In the past eight to ten years I have been very stunted as far as creativity goes, because of false information that was given to me from non-professional sources. I have in that time been unable to produce more than say, twelve thousand words per week and I could only concentrate on around three ideas at a time and I completely gave up the idea of short stories and articles because of this!
Now, I am back to my old self again and it has only been two days now!
I am now writing towards a vast array of projects once again and I am thinking about restarting my short stories for my blog again soon and I may even start up my online magazine articles again!
I used to write a lot for online magazines and article websites a decade ago, but due to fear of coming across as a rip off from similar subjects by other people I stopped! I never outwardly copied another person, but the subject matter may have been similar. For example, back in 2009 I read an article about the increasing population of wildlife in urban areas and I did an article based on foxes in urban areas in particular. This had no backlash, but I was riddled with guilt for a while over it and a friend back then, suggested that I was copying too many themes from others (not theirs)!
I told them that although wildlife in urban places is a shared theme, it was not a direct copy because our subject focuses within our articles were very different, but she made me feel that it was too obvious and noticeable, though it was only in our minds at the time, for nobody else suggested otherwise.
I should have listened to an older friend of mine, who is more professional in the article writing industry that what she said was nonsense and there was a defined difference between each of our articles and that it was clear to him!
These articles were non-profit anyway, but my female friend made such a do about it, that I decided to stop.
She even affected my ability to produce wildlife photographs too, because again, she claimed that my wildlife images, although I took them myself with my own camera, looked too much alike to other professional photographers that I would be in the same situation even there! That in her opinion, I would find it very difficult to prove that my photograph is not the same as their photograph.
Paul being a professional photographer in the past said to me this is utter tosh and that I can of course prove it because of the time stamp on my camera and on the memory chip! My friend retorted and suggested that those things can be easily faked or photo shopped!
Paul didn’t want me to give up my photography and articles, but I did anyway, as I was getting a bit too stressed out by all of it and other personal things in my life at the time!
But now, because these things are now confirmed or dismissed by professional friends I have been making it has lifted a huge burden from my creative shoulders.
Honestly, overnight my depression has lifted by at least 50%! The tension in my back is much less; it is so weird how some kind of belief like this can actually physically manifest itself on your body like this! I am beginning to wonder if some of my health may actually improve now, because of this too?
So it has only been around two days since I learned this and my writing amount has increased dramatically. In the past two days I have written approximately 6k of words towards projects, a nearly a 5k increase to my usual amount when trying to work hard, from how I have been for the last five years in particular!
Anyway, Happy reading all!