Add a book and coffee, you’re set for a cold winter day!
Nature’s wonder enhances, amplifies your own
The vibrations of joy and discord implant upon
Nature’s own resources, and reflect them
Back to man, raising their optimism and exuberance.
Exert from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed.
“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.” -Abraham LincolnBooks Serve
Books are a great way to improve your linguistic ability, as well as widen your horizons by using your imagination. No idea in a book is really ‘new’, even Shakespeare only had 3 original concepts for plays, while the others were borrowed from previously written works or histories. This does Not mean that borrowing an idea and altering it to fit your story, theme, action, … is wrong, it just means you needed a starting point. Another example is when contests are themed, or have a word or expression that needs to be used in your work. Does that mean you’re stealing from others or using ‘it’ as a starting point? The result of these contests is that over 20 different perspectives are given by the variety of writers. Are they all plagiarizing when their content is so vastly different? ‘Turn it in’ is another way that teachers and professors assess that your work is at least 80 to 85% your actual writing and not borrowed or copied.
So, tell me what you think about using an idea as a starting point.
(Exert from the poem, Power to The People, PerfectlyFlawed (My eBook on Amazon, Nook, iTunes, and Google Books, as well as paperback and hardcover) by Malak klamoni Chehab)
To promote healthy relationships among family,
Friends, peers, colleagues, and everyone else who try
To help in the development of each individual
child’s character who needs everyone’s support
To feel safe to express his/her emotions
And beliefs freely without enduring oppositions
That are degrading, demeaning, or destructive.