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Why don't you write?

  1. Keith Worth profile image60
    Keith Worthposted 7 years ago

    Why don't you write?

    It's been asked the reasons we all write: but what about the reasons we don't? What's your reason for procrastinating or neglecting your writing?

  2. stella writes profile image61
    stella writesposted 7 years ago

    I guess because I am not trained to be a writer, and need time to research the topic, especially new topic.

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    akycrawlerposted 7 years ago

    Honestly, the only time I do not write is when I have no new ideas or thoughts that provoke me. Sometimes I struggle to find a good subject and other times I find many in the same day.

  4. Pixienot profile image76
    Pixienotposted 7 years ago

    This is an awesome question.  I have a lot of fun here on hubpages, but when it comes to submitting my finished novel, I don't.  I think it is because I don't think it is good enough.  Or, it is so good I will get rich off of it and be ruined!

    There is always a true reason behind procrastination.  It could very well be fear of non-failure. 

    Thanks for the question.

  5. Keith Worth profile image60
    Keith Worthposted 7 years ago

    Wow, all three of you (Pixienot actually sneaked a reply in while I was taking my sweet time hitting the answer button so had to go back and edit) much more dedicated than I am. I'll put off writing due to laziness, lack of inspiration, shiny objects, headache,  because I'd rather be playing with my son...and the list goes on.

    I'm actually currently using this question to postpone getting to work on the hub I'm making dedicated to excuses for procrastination at this exact moment in another tab.

    Ironic, that.

  6. Tony DeLorger profile image82
    Tony DeLorgerposted 7 years ago

    I don't procrastinate. Being a writer it is important to be disciplined, especially if you are paid for it and need to stick to deadlines. Having written twelve books I can tell you if you don't sit down every day and work, nothing would ever get finished. When writing a book, I can spend around seven hours a day writing. I can't eat or do anything else. I have since decided that my best work comes in the first four hours, so I stick to that regime each day. When I'm not writing a book, I write every day, either an article for hubpages or at least some poetry. I've never experienced a writer's block. I think getting into a dialy routine is important for a writer.

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    Neville Walkposted 7 years ago

    I am often put off writing by the response it has received from others.  I used to write a lot, because I enjoyed it.  However, as I have received mostly negative feedback to most of my writings, I now write very little.  If I could write well, then I would be doing it all the time.

  8. To Start Again profile image79
    To Start Againposted 7 years ago

    I hate when  itry to write something out and it in no way resembles what had been in my head moments before. I think the anticipation of that, of not being able to get my thoughts into the right words stops me from putting pen to paper a lot.

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    Rouillieposted 7 years ago

    Mealtime, over/understimulated, pursuing other hobbies...

  10. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Writing for me, while I love it, is a lot of work.  Occasionally I will write something, sit back and feel very satisfied by what I have written.  On the other hand, the opposite has happened, I reread something I have written and am appalled and disappointed.  Unfortunately, it is this last factor that keeps me from writing.  I don't even like my own rejection.