You know how sometimes, despite our persistent Writer’s Block, we try to force ourselves into finding ideas and then become depressed, even angry when nothing’s come up?
Or how even sometimes we do not suffer Writer’s Block, but are just too exhausted, crumbling under problems or mind states?
Well, here’s a genuinely strange way to uplift your mood and make ideas blossom that I’ve had the pleasure to experience many times before sharing it with you – I love to give accurate information: a PlayStation advertisement. Now, don’t go and say this isn’t relevant to our case because it is, trust me. Being quite the gamer I am, I stumbled upon this new ad for a console that is dear to me. Not only did I enjoy its image quality, the music is in itself empowering and so is the whole speech, plus the acting, the man’s bearings, his connivance with you and his tone of voice simply subjugate you and make you even believe what he’s telling you is true – because, well, it is! That is, also, taking into account the imagination, truth and action of one of the best ads I’ve ever seen.
Now, now, I know some of you will argue saying ”yes, but it’s an AD, how is an ad going to help me write?!” or ”It’s for video games! There’s no way it can be relevant to writing!”, but you’re not winning.
Why, you ask?
Watch it once fully, then you’ll understand. Thereafter, simply press ‘play’ again and open Word, never looking back at the video. The music, words and meaning will simply rise up in you, making your blood boil, your face lighten up and your ideas blossoming quickly so you can harvest them with your text editor and beautiful words. It’s like a clean high for a minute – if you need to, just press ‘play’ again and nod throughout the video as it reaches your ears. It’s as if this precise ad aims at our feelings and emotions of grandeur, making us, writers, feel almighty and realize even more deeply that, indeed, we are gods when writing, reading AND playing video games – do you see now the relationship? Everything we do or decide comes true in these stories. Why? Because we can and want it to. It’s as simple as that.
Now, go! Watch the video and enjoy the boost of energy, joy, optimism and realization it gives us (even the title is greatness-spurring ;)):