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What inspires you to write? Do you sometimes just have to force yourself?

  1. Victoria Lynn profile image90
    Victoria Lynnposted 6 years ago

    What inspires you to write? Do you sometimes just have to force yourself?

  2. tonzofkids profile image56
    tonzofkidsposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely.  Usually the important stuff is forced like my articles or the book I'm trying to write but the nonsense or therapy writing I post here just spills out and is like a release or maybe more like a "nose-thumbing" to myself.  I have yet to master the discipline of setting a schedule and forcing myself to write because that's what needs to be done on a regular basis.  I stick to it as well as I do my diet.  But you haven't failed til you quit trying so I guess I'm still a success.Does that answer your question?

  3. iviskei profile image74
    iviskeiposted 6 years ago

    Oh yeah! Sometimes it's really hard to get up the motivation to write, but it is worth it in the end. No matter what you write or how good it is, what matters is you did it~

  4. Tony DeLorger profile image81
    Tony DeLorgerposted 6 years ago

    Hi Victoria,
    I think that imagination is our greatest asset. I've never really had writer's block. If I'm writing a book, and even if I don't feel like it, I just read the last few pages and my head simply is back in the game. With poetry and smaller pieces, my present thoughts just spew out onto the page. I have learned over the years to tap that creative stream that is open to all of us. I relax, let my mind wander and within a few moments I'm writing. When you're open like this, the work seems to write itself. I'm heading for around 600 hubs this year and as I've found out, there's always something to write about. If I can still think I can still write.
    Life is the greatest uinspiration to me. Have a great day.

  5. chanroth profile image71
    chanrothposted 6 years ago

    Feelings...emotion...obstacles...pain...tragedy..are most likely something that inspire me to write. I never force myself to write...I just write. Papers and pencil are my best friend because its the only object that understand me well.

  6. Angelique Newman profile image62
    Angelique Newmanposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes I have to force myself to write, but when it comes to  hubs I find I'm moved by the news especially when it comes to the environment.

  7. profile image0
    will345davisposted 6 years ago

    Most of the time my words flow freely. I take inspiration from anything. Usually, the idea starts as a "what if" question, then it builds from there.
    There are times when I have to force myself to write. I'll go sit outside and write so that I'm away from the allure of my tv and xbox. It helps me focus.

  8. wychic profile image87
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    I feel inspired either when I think of something that I feel is important to share, or if someone offers to pay me for it. Total honesty here -- I am very motivated by money. Yes, many times I do have to force myself, I work some very long hours and fight burnout fairly frequently (though less and less, slowly getting the schedule under control) and then I have to just work on laying out articles, researching, getting a first sentence down, etc. until the block wears down and I can write freely again.

  9. carlo_olano profile image69
    carlo_olanoposted 6 years ago

    I am inspired to write by my favorite teams and my country. I really enjoyed sports and travel so a lot of times, I do not need to be forced to write.

    Sometimes though, I have to force myself to write to create a habit. If I do not write for days, the absence could turn into weeks or months.

    Keep on writing!!!!

  10. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 6 years ago

    In the past, long story, today - the hummingbirds in the garden outside my office window (like right now) and hooded orioles, scrub jays, etc. and, of course that someone special.

    Do I have to sometimes force myself to write? In my view if I can imagine or form a thought process it is written in my head. But, getting it on 'paper' so to speak is a different thing all together. I am a story teller as much as an author in writing. I love telling stories - LOL, seems when a wee lad I got into trouble for 'telling stories' Hmmmmmm, maybe this is an aha experience and therapeutic - thanks Victoria Lynn (smile)

 
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