Dr Tanya hosts the Blogging Insights series every week.
Her quote this week is
“You’ve got a new story to write and it looks nothing like your past.”
which she got off Instagram.
Taken in the context of blogging, in my opinion, it is means that a new idea will help you write in a new way. I don’t agree with the quote since even when you have new ideas your creative expression or writing style remains the same.IMO, if a new story is a new idea, why should it look like your past?
We all have our own way of expressing ourselves in print, so although many stories may be on similar lines, the actual writing style is different. The perfect example of this is when we are given a word prompt, first line of a story, or a picture. We see the same thing, but interpret it differently. It’s what makes us unique.
For me personally, I see this in my music. I can play a lot of tunes, and the originals are sometimes nothing like I end up with, because I have my own style and adapt accordingly. Just by slowing the tempo, changing a major chord to minor or vice versa can change the entire tone (excuse pun) of the piece being played. I have notes and melodies going round in my head nearly all the time, and when I can sit at a keyboard and transfer them from my mind to actuality, it’s doubtful they are new ideas, just revamped old ones as the style is the same. It works for me, but it can get boring!