Writers, what video inspires you?

For those of you who haven’t seen this… do yourself a favour and watch it. I remember seeing this ages ago and it spoke to me then and it’s speaking to me now. It is a great video about the gap that exists between what you want to create and what you’re actually creating.

Do you have any videos you find yourself coming back to time and time again? Videos that all aspiring authors should be watching?

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48 Responses to Writers, what video inspires you?

  1. I find Charlie Chaplins speech from the movie The Great Dictator to be very inspiring.

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  2. I find Charlie Chaplins speech from the movie The Great Dictator to be very inspiring.

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  3. wewrites says:

    I find Barry lane’s writing videos on youtube pretty good. Check out the video called explode a moment. It’s simple but good. I use it with my students but it helps me as well.

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  4. wewrites says:

    I find Barry lane’s writing videos on youtube pretty good. Check out the video called explode a moment. It’s simple but good. I use it with my students but it helps me as well.

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  5. KMcWriter says:

    Thank you for posting this — it’s super-inspiring!

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  6. KMcWriter says:

    Thank you for posting this — it’s super-inspiring!

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  7. Apparently you draw from the same well as me…I posted this same thing as a quote about year ago on my blog…. http://wp.me/p2lg2E-Aa …. very good advice by Ira Glass…love the guy and his radio program when I can catch it….:) To answer your question directly though…I don’t have one video or person…I have a myriad of them I think of. But yours is definitely in the top five. Thanks. I need this reminder from time to time.

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  8. Apparently you draw from the same well as me…I posted this same thing as a quote about year ago on my blog…. http://wp.me/p2lg2E-Aa …. very good advice by Ira Glass…love the guy and his radio program when I can catch it….:) To answer your question directly though…I don’t have one video or person…I have a myriad of them I think of. But yours is definitely in the top five. Thanks. I need this reminder from time to time.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this, it is extremely inspiring. For me, the quote from Dead Poets Society, the one that even Apple has adopted in its latest tv ads, keeps seeming to find me lately. If you are unfamiliar with the clip, it is the one where Robin Williams is quoting O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this, it is extremely inspiring. For me, the quote from Dead Poets Society, the one that even Apple has adopted in its latest tv ads, keeps seeming to find me lately. If you are unfamiliar with the clip, it is the one where Robin Williams is quoting O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman.

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  11. danniehill says:

    I love this! And it’s so true. I’m in a slump- not writer’s block- it’s a confidence thing and I am forcing myself to write– even if it is crap. Looking forward to it getting better- your video helped!

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  12. danniehill says:

    I love this! And it’s so true. I’m in a slump- not writer’s block- it’s a confidence thing and I am forcing myself to write– even if it is crap. Looking forward to it getting better- your video helped!

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  13. Kelly says:

    Reblogged this on Kelly's Wandering Mind and commented:
    It truly does takes years and is a continuous battle most of us face. Thanks for the post it was perfect timing for me to experience this clip for the first time. 🙂

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  14. Kelly says:

    Reblogged this on Kelly's Wandering Mind and commented:
    It truly does takes years and is a continuous battle most of us face. Thanks for the post it was perfect timing for me to experience this clip for the first time. 🙂

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  15. I’ve actually heard this from a couple different sources. One was an online writing group of my peers from college. This rocked me the first time I heard it. I was like, man… That makes sense. Total sense.

    I’m really glad you posted it for me to see again. I think seeing it now helps me put perspective on just how far I’ve come, and how much progress I’ve made. And just how much work there is left.

    There’s no particular video that stands out to me as a source of inspiration. I really like scanning WordPress when I need a jolt. Reading other people’s writing, and writing my own meaningless post helps get the juices flowing, and prepare me for the hours of work ahead.

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  16. I’ve actually heard this from a couple different sources. One was an online writing group of my peers from college. This rocked me the first time I heard it. I was like, man… That makes sense. Total sense.

    I’m really glad you posted it for me to see again. I think seeing it now helps me put perspective on just how far I’ve come, and how much progress I’ve made. And just how much work there is left.

    There’s no particular video that stands out to me as a source of inspiration. I really like scanning WordPress when I need a jolt. Reading other people’s writing, and writing my own meaningless post helps get the juices flowing, and prepare me for the hours of work ahead.

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  17. Gaurab says:

    Nice video. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 😀

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  18. Gaurab says:

    Nice video. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 😀

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  19. cherylgross says:

    Funny. I still go through this every day and I produce a huge amount of work.

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  20. cherylgross says:

    Funny. I still go through this every day and I produce a huge amount of work.

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  21. N.Sokol says:

    Great video, a truth inevitable!

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  22. N.Sokol says:

    Great video, a truth inevitable!

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  23. kgbethlehem says:

    it was a very good video. to be honest certain movies inspire me more to write. just a clip of a movie and i’m off to the races lol..

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  24. kgbethlehem says:

    it was a very good video. to be honest certain movies inspire me more to write. just a clip of a movie and i’m off to the races lol..

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  25. Very encouraging – thank you for posting it.

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  26. Very encouraging – thank you for posting it.

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  27. Very interesting and chimes with a lot of research…Thanks again 🙂

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  28. Very interesting and chimes with a lot of research…Thanks again 🙂

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  29. Brooklyn-Charlotte says:

    Reblogged this on prologueblues.

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  30. Brooklyn-Charlotte says:

    Reblogged this on prologueblues.

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  31. Bryce says:

    Outstanding! Everything I’ve ever wanted to articulate on the matter.

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  32. Bryce says:

    Outstanding! Everything I’ve ever wanted to articulate on the matter.

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  33. alexalustro says:

    One of my absolute favorites!

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  34. alexalustro says:

    One of my absolute favorites!

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  35. jsleflore says:

    I love this post. I have been trying to consistently write on my blog but I tell you the ideas and format and just everything about it is so draining to me. You think your ready and then you sit in front of the screen to create some great works of worth and boom I don’t know if its writers block or if its just me. Any how really appreciated the post. So many talented people here blogging, I will do my best to fight through it.

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  36. jsleflore says:

    I love this post. I have been trying to consistently write on my blog but I tell you the ideas and format and just everything about it is so draining to me. You think your ready and then you sit in front of the screen to create some great works of worth and boom I don’t know if its writers block or if its just me. Any how really appreciated the post. So many talented people here blogging, I will do my best to fight through it.

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  37. dibenami says:

    Great video, thanks for sharing! Puts into words what a lot of us don’t realize. Writing is a skill just like any other – it takes practice. If only every aspiring writer understood this we might have twice as many amazing books out there.
    On a side note, it really does suck to read your own work and recognize that it’s terrible. But every time you recognize it, you get closer to closing that gap.

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  38. dibenami says:

    Great video, thanks for sharing! Puts into words what a lot of us don’t realize. Writing is a skill just like any other – it takes practice. If only every aspiring writer understood this we might have twice as many amazing books out there.
    On a side note, it really does suck to read your own work and recognize that it’s terrible. But every time you recognize it, you get closer to closing that gap.

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