Karalee’s Post # 26 — I’ve often wondered where sayings come from and this is a great opportunity to have some fun.The references below can entertain you for hours if you have an inclination for trivia. Think of your favorite sayings or phrases and look them up. Their origins will often be surprising.
- The meaning of proverbs http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/proverbs.html
- Phrases with the word ‘silly’ http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/silly-phrases.html
- Meanings and origins of English phrases http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html
- Famous last words http://www.phrases.org.uk/quotes/last-words/index.html
- Notable suicide notes http://www.phrases.org.uk/quotes/last-words/suicide-notes.html
- Phrase Thesaurus http://www.phrasefinder.co.uk/index.html
- Foreign Phrases from a great writing blog http://www.dailywritingtips.com/225-foreign-phrases-to-inspire-you/
- Foreign Expressions from the same great writing blog http://www.dailywritingtips.com/150-foreign-expressions-to-inspire-you/
If these often humorous sayings and phrases don’t cheer you up or get you out of your writing slump and you still feel despondent and wonder why you keep plugging away, read daily inspirations on positive thinking and positive actions that you can take: http://www.marcandangel.com/about/
But if you continue to be stubborn like many writers are and stare at your computer for hours (or minutes that seem like hours) without any progress to speak of, jump-start your creativity by going back to http://www.dailywritingtips.com/ and browse the Categories or Popular Articles.
And if you are like me and hitting this stage in life, you will have all the time in the world to write more or read all of the above. Or at least watch the video below.