What is your motivation for writing?

Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (11 posts)
  1. Cobrafan profile image82
    Cobrafanposted 7 years ago

    What is your motivation for writing?

    Some days it's hard to drag yourself out of bed, let alone write something that people will want to read. What is it that really motivates you to write?

  2. shirley b profile image53
    shirley bposted 7 years ago

    When I have something I really want to share and that I think it will be really helpful to those who are in similar situations and want to get some tips or insights.  If my experience or knowledge can help anyone, this makes me feel good and also an incentive to write.  Of course if it will also makes some money, that's a lot better.

  3. Springboard profile image79
    Springboardposted 7 years ago

    For me it really does simply boil down to personal satisfaction. Most of what I write these days is opinion based, and I generally feel strongly about the topics I choose to write about. It's wholly interesting to me what other people think, not just about the topics I write on, but what they think about the opinion I have on a particular topic. Hub Pages has proven to be a very interesting place for a writer like me, who enjoys the interaction, who enjoys the debate, and who also enjoys exploring my own ideas and how they resonate or do not with the rest of the world.

  4. Daniel J. Neumann profile image59
    Daniel J. Neumannposted 7 years ago

    I'm going to sound like a nutcase, but I believe God installed me on this planet at this time to help spread a message as old as time itself. We are one race. We need to take care of ourselves. We have tremendous potential, if only we open our eyes to it.

  5. FloBe profile image80
    FloBeposted 7 years ago

    My main motivation for writing in the past was to get my thoughts on paper where I could see them and sort out the confusion swirling in my left-brain/right-brain consortium. My reasons for writing have since evolved into wanting to share some of these insights with others, where they can be encouraged to grow and change along with me.

  6. ROMANCER OF LIFE profile image67
    ROMANCER OF LIFEposted 7 years ago

    I write to simply share my feelings, and my emotions. It's a therapy for me.

  7. jdomingo profile image60
    jdomingoposted 7 years ago

    Motivation for writing...well I enjoy putting my thoughts into visible words, i feel like I can contribute some of my knowledge of what I know to the world and the main motivator....I think it keeps me thinking and my brain in gear, I'm always thinking of what else I can write about too bad I always forget by the time I get home sad

  8. dotty1 profile image64
    dotty1posted 7 years ago

    My motivation is that I have to have an outlet for all the whirring ideas in my head.... unable to sleep sometimes I find myself in the dark hours chuckling to myself after a ridiculously funny antedote entering my head and simply must write... Being told I;m strange or think in an odd way makes me write also???.......................Its the one thing in life that seems to link people through experiences and trauma and I so love to recieve feedback where another has found in comon with my thoughts..  Ultimatley it makes me smile when people relate to the rantings from my jumbled up head :-)

  9. Kelty profile image59
    Keltyposted 7 years ago

    My motivation to write comes purely from my love of it. For as long as I can remember, writing has been very therapeutic for me. Often when I begin to write about a particular subject or about a personal matter, ideas that I didn`t even know I had jog loose.

  10. Tom_Radford profile image63
    Tom_Radfordposted 7 years ago

    Writing is an addiction...I'm an ink junkie (well, a keyboard junkie I guess) ...it's a way of leaving your footprints in the sand once you've shuffled off this mortal coil. Concise writing also helps you to clarify your thoughts and arguments which is always useful when putting your case as one human being to another. Fictional writing is probably the most fun thing in the world, because you run the story, you're fully in control, anything can happen... perhaps it's a way of controlling something when your own life is out of control...dunno.

  11. savanahl profile image69
    savanahlposted 6 years ago

    My biggest motivation is my readers. It's about bringing joy to someone's day or provoking thought in someone's mind. It's an awesome feeling.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)