Be inspired!

I am trying to complete Cal-raven’s Ladder, which is a sort of Pilgrim’s Progress tale alongside an exodus story, without any “inspirational speech to the people scene.” There have just been too many of those scenes in adventure and fantasy films.

Having said that, if you need inspiration today, I recommend you start here:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI

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  • Glenn

    Speeches translate better visually than in books, generally. But you’re right – for every St. Crispin’s Day speech (or Braveheart speech), there are dozens of clunkers.

  • http://thedailyvindicator.blogspot.com Seth H.

    Am I the only person who never gets tired of inspirational speeches?

  • Julio

    …and if it doesn’t end with “NOW BRING ME AN ALE, BOY!” I will stop reading.

    :)

  • http://www.bodycreativenetwork.com Dave Von Bieker

    Wow – I am nothing if not totally, utterly inspired.

    God bless YouTube :)

    Now, you’ve just got to add to the zeitgeist and put one of those into Cal-raven Jeffrey.