What is the ONE thing (or person, or idea) that motivates you to write?
What is it that gets you away from the television or off the phone and sets your fingers in motion? Is it because you feel you have something meaningful to say or is it simply that you want to be heard?
Because there's a story in there and I have the skill to share it.
I've always enjoyed writing but...I never had anything to write about until I became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Now I live to share my faith and testimonies of my walk with Him through my writing. Surely He puts the words upon my heart!
I have always enjoyed writing, I have a creativity inside of me that has always been itching to get out. Hubpages has given me a place to share that creativity with others. My favorite Subject. God!
I think it's because I can, I have something meaniful to say, or at least I think I do, and I do want it to be heard. That's what gets me motivated.
When faced with a blank screen and quiet fingers, I simply rotate my chair to face another wooden table. And there stand, at date-like attention, bills to be paid. God may take prayer, but all others want cash. So I turn back to my screen and my fingers get moving.
the one thing that motivates me to write, is the words that I hear, or see coming so quickly and so matter of fact, that all you can do is right.
I write to say something and to be heard, but most of all to share
a moment in somebody else's life, so that they might remember that moment. to bring that moment to life!
Great question for me it is love aspects, or positive concepts.
For me, there are TWO things (sorry, my bad)....
two things that compel me to write.
Conversation and Curiosity.
I love to meet folks. As I ride my bicycle, wait in line or feed a whining cat; a conversation is born. The subject is always new, sometimes surprising... but never dull.
People (and some cats) are thinking about things new and often surprising to me. Their conversations make me think. They often lead me to see a subject in a new way.
That newness is really such a simple thing; I guess I could easily ignore it or just take it for granted. Other folks all seem to have this THING that I don't.
They have a point of view that is different than my own.
So how does conversation inspire me to write? I listen. I listen with an open mind ...and maybe even allow for my heart to be open too. -I try to allow my imagination to enter their shoes, hear their thoughts, feel their feelings.
It's easy to write when you are some new and often surprising character. I often write by stepping into someone else's shoes. It's like magic for me.
CURIOSITY...that's my other inspiration. I love to watch.
The other day I saw a beautiful flight of geese passing overhead. They were honking and jockeying for position. It made the V of their passing wriggle and jump.
And I wondered, on this cold, winter day....Don't birds fly south for the winter?
Why are these guys flying EAST? (Lol.)
So I made up excuses for them.
And as I continued to make myself laugh at these geese; I could also see how my own, very nieve notions, of how birds SHOULD or SHOULD NOT behave; was getting pretty amusing too.
So I'm inspired to write by conversation..and curiosity. Cable's got nothin' compared to that.
Hope. I'm driven by a relentless desire to make something of myself and follow my dreams, although numerous.
I enjoy writing about autism spectrum disorder, my children, mental health. What motivates me is the hope that somehow I can shed some light in someone's life that may be going through similar experiences that I have in the past and they can see that where there is a will there is a way.
I am a relative newcomer to Hubpages and writing in general and my initial reason to start writing was to find a source to vent my frustrations at being in constant PAIN.
I had become 'unemployable outside of my home' and had to find a means to an end, (emotionally and financially) so to speak.
That was then, now i'm enjoying not only writing but also the networking/social aspect of being around like-minded people which was taken away from me once I became a SAHM/WAHM.
I want my three children to be proud of their mum ... they know that life is a constant struggle for me (it's all they've ever known) but I need to be able to show them that even when times are tough-going that we still need to get on with living because as my wonderful Dad and mentor says ... for you are a long-time dead!
I live essentially by two mantras -
1. Put in the effort and reap the rewards.
2. If life gives you lemons, well go make some lemonade.
If all else fails and I am in too much pain to write, I listen to my favourite music and just kick back and absorb the ambience until 'reality' kicks in once again!
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