Aug 06 2012

Ok, So You Think Your Idea Is Dumb?

Posted by Mathias in General Things, The Writing Process

Do you suffer from self doubt as a writer?  Do you think your ideas are stupid?  Do you think no one will ever give a damn about what you write?  That it’s too weird?  Well, it’s common to go through those things.

Ok, so maybe your idea is off the wall!  Maybe it isn’t what people are used to!  So what!  Even things that are jokes and that people think are the weirdest ideas in the world can make it big!

One of the best examples of this is  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Come on right?  Mutant turtles that are so cartoonish that they are beyond ridiculous?  Who would care?

Well, apparently lots of people!  2012 marks the Turtle’s third animated series!  The Turtles have been on television since 1987 in either new episodes or reruns and the only hiatus for new episodes was from 1999 through 2002 and 2010 to 2011.

They’ve been on the big screen multiple times (four to be exact), have been in comics, and have more merchandise than you can shake a stick at.

So, before you give up based on the the idea that what you have have to offer is just too weird to make it big, always remember that if four turtles named Leo, Donny, Raph and Mikey can do it, then so can you.

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