What keeps you motivated as a writer?

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  1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years ago

    What keeps you motivated as a writer?

  2. suzzycue profile image92
    suzzycueposted 4 years ago

    I enjoy the challenge of making money from writing. The big goal for me is to stay at home and make my income from the internet. Lots of people do. I  don't have the energy for 20 hours a day to make it while working an outside job.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This is one very important factor, that is manage your home as well as  earn money, big or small, through your interest in writing.
      Thanks suzzycue, for your response to the question!

  3. wychic profile image87
    wychicposted 4 years ago

    If I don't write, I don't get paid -- and that's about it some days smile. That said, I love making a living as a writer, so I can usually get my creative juices flowing. On days I don't feel like I can write good original content, I'll spend time updating old articles and re-working them to meet my current writing standards.

    Then someone will ask me a question, or I'll offer a tip that seems to really help someone, or I'll learn a fascinating tidbit that not many people are likely to know. As soon as the idea strikes me, I HAVE to write it down. Even if I don't turn it into an article just then, I'll make sure to keep the idea so that it's easier the next time I sit down and write. I'll outline the idea and save it as an unpublished hub sometimes, so I can always find related products and links if I don't feel like writing.

    So, overall -- I started writing because I like to use what I know to help people. It sparked a career, so now I have to write 5-7 days a week. To stay motivated, I just make it as easy to move forward as I can, and keep reminding myself why I love to do this. Sometimes I'm burnt out for days and can only dink around with the backlog, but I always get a new spark of enthusiasm sooner or later.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks wychic, for responding to the question! I share more or less the same views as yours. HP itself is a motivating platform, I believe.
      Thanks!

  4. Mahfoudh Muhammed profile image61
    Mahfoudh Muhammedposted 4 years ago

    I have a dream.
    Money is one of the many requirements of that dream.
    Writing is one of the many requirements of that money.
    Motivation is one of the many requirements of that writing.
    The dream is one of the many requirements of motivation.
    And life doesn't make sense anyway.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What an interesting way to express your thoughts!
      I loved your answer and it is already motivating me to write something creative.
      Thanks for your response to the question!

  5. sangre profile image94
    sangreposted 4 years ago

    Writing on here allows me to do something that I want to do which is completely different to what I have to do during the majority of the week to earn a living.

    I wouldn't be here if it was about the money, cause I'm not making much. But it's fun to write on here and it's a great platform which allows me to learn things from others.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks sangre, for answering here! I share the same feelings as yours. HP is a great platform to learn and polish the writing skills. I too enjoy writing here and especially the feedback from fellow hubbers means a lot and is a great motivator for me

  6. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    Knowing that I provided my readers with something interesting or helpful is my main motivation for writing hubs. When it comes to my novels, I my motivation is simply to create a story I enjoy. I'll probably never make a lot of money writing and creating something new and unique is enough motivation for me.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks sheilamyers, for your response to the question!
      I completely agree with your last line. Writing something creative which is interesting and useful to others, is a great motivation. Thanks again!

  7. elenagarcia profile image72
    elenagarciaposted 4 years ago

    i love to play with words when i write poetry.  when i write fiction, i love that i can create a world to my liking and that i control what happens.  i enjoy the journey.  i create the characters and, as i write, i see where they take me.  for me, writing is an escape.  i keep writing because i am anxious to see where else i can go with it.  i am, however, my worst critic, which is true for most writers.  i see writing as an adventure.  the more i write, the more adventures i can experience.  i do not let others effect my motivation.  some will enjoy your writing and some will not.  you cannot allow that to consume your mind.  it does not matter.  what matters is whether or not you are please with your writing.  so stay motivated by keeping focus on what it is that motivates you and not on the opions of everyone who spits one out.  i stay focused on the journey that writing takes me on.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      How beautifully expressed!
      I loved your words, '--writing is an escape--' and '-- i am my worst critic--'.
      Way to go, '---Stay focussed---'! Thanks for your motivating answer!

  8. ilikegames profile image76
    ilikegamesposted 4 years ago

    I won't lie, some of it is definitely the money but more than that is knowing that someone read my work and enjoyed it enough to leave a comment or share.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      When I wrote my first hub and got positive comments by fellow hubbers, it was a great feeling. 'So many people are reading, what I have to say!', I thought.  That' s a great feeling and a great motivating factor.
      Thanks ilikegames, for answering!

  9. DDE profile image25
    DDEposted 4 years ago

    I feel a writer needs to  deliver their best to their readers to be motivated. Producing informative and  beautifully presented hubs in details increases readers and motivates me.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well said, Devika!
      It is the positive  feedback from fellow writers, which is a great motivator, I agree with you.
      Thanks!

  10. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 4 years ago

    I love writing, and it is quite an escape for me. I hate winter and suffer winter depression every year. If I can write fiction and work on it, editing, adding, changing, it keeps my mind busy and will actually pull me out of the depression--because I can mentally go into my story and reside there with these characters that I love.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks duffsmom, for sharing your opinion on the question!
      Writing, sometimes is a treatment to come out of depression, I agree. Thanks!

  11. profile image51
    CarlSaimonposted 4 years ago

    For me is to be a great writer one day .

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks CarlSaimon, for answering and sharing your views! Wish you all the best to achieve your dream!

  12. CMCastro profile image77
    CMCastroposted 4 years ago

    Everyday I pay attention to what is going on, in my home, at my job, on the street, everywhere I go, and what I see in the media; all of life inspires me to look at the situations with creative eyes. I do read a lot, and I am dedicated to study of the Bible, of God's Word, and my relationship with The Lord inspires me to write too. I am so glad to be alive and living and being aware of what is going on. Everyone can tell a story. I find a flare of seeing things poetically, so my words flow so naturally.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds similar! Creative minds always find motivation, in and around themselves.   
      Thanks for sharing your views!

  13. Nigham AFZAL profile image72
    Nigham AFZALposted 4 years ago

    Appreciation...that's it...! smile
    You write a thing that makes people laugh...or something useful...or something interesting...and then someone says "hey! you have talent so why not more???"  And here you go again... smile

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Nicely said!
      Even I feel, appreciation is a great motivator. That's why after writing every hub, I am eagerly looking forward for those lovely comments!
      Thanks for answering!

 
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