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(For writers/poets) What encourages you to write?

  1. blueyez408 profile image60
    blueyez408posted 6 years ago

    (For writers/poets) What encourages you to write?

  2. profile image0
    JadedLoveposted 6 years ago

    my heart, my love, the beauty I see in the pain and the joy. depends on the moment

  3. epigramman profile image71
    epigrammanposted 6 years ago

    .....a weekly pay cheque .....but the fact that I am not making any money at the Hub - well I write for people like you ...... with a priority on what I want to write - it's called artistic freedom and I am blessed to have it here at the Hub!
    Great question by the way.
    and of course the feedback and commentary from my readers ....because let's face it - it ain't art if you don't have an audience of at least - one !!!!!!

  4. makusr profile image60
    makusrposted 6 years ago

    .Why do I write

    When the heart feels,

    When the emotions ooze,

    When the conscience awakes,

    When the memories engulf,

    When laughter visits,

    Poetry happens.

  5. Susci profile image54
    Susciposted 6 years ago

    Anything. As long as that thing interests me. For example, books inspires me to write.

  6. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    I get this idea in my head that simply must be written down. I publish writing so that other people will read it and give me feedback. I know that poetry does not make money the way articles do. But I still feel compelled to write creative writing even though may not be the way to pay my bills.

  7. leroy64 profile image83
    leroy64posted 6 years ago

    There are days when I just sit down and write a word.  Then I write another word and another, until the my pencil cannot handle all of the words.  I just want to see where the words take me.  It's like sketching, the first mark/word is the hardest and then I have a desire to see what is next.  And then everything flows out like a  (Inset appropriate metaphor.)   I am constantly surprising myself in my writing.  So, it is curiosity that encourages me to write.

  8. KateWest profile image76
    KateWestposted 6 years ago

    It's a sudden feeling of needing to write. NOW. Have no idea where it comes from and sometimes it seems like something else is directing the typing. Check out Elizabeth Gilbert's Nurturing Creativity video on Ted.com.

  9. mymagicview profile image73
    mymagicviewposted 6 years ago

    Sad situations make me to write something from heart. Sometimes, when I feel anger about social situations, then also I feel to write a blog about it. Here on Hubpages, money is the only thing which encourages me to write! :-)

  10. cre8ivOne profile image75
    cre8ivOneposted 6 years ago

    There are many reasons why I write.  Mostly, I write because it makes me happy, but there are times when I write to express my feelings too.  Writing can be inspired by children, animals, sunshine, fall colors, music.  But, honestly, the list is a mile long for me!

  11. Dennis AuBuchon profile image84
    Dennis AuBuchonposted 6 years ago

    What encourages me to write is partly the recognition I receive from sites such as hubpages for the quality and topics of my articles.  I enjoy writing but most importantly I want to make a difference with the topics on which I write.

    I believe everyone has something to say and communicating that to others help to inform the public about issues that are important and affects their lives.  We as writers have a responsibility to write informative and quality articles.  I believe in the principle that one person can make a difference and writing is one of the tools that helps support that principle.

  12. whoisbid profile image74
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    I am encouraged when people try to minimize my efforts and downgrade me because it shows that they are paying attention and I have won a new audience. It means that I am not a sheep but a leader. You cannot be a leader if you are following what everyone is saying and doing.

  13. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 6 years ago

    When I write it is not necessarily from encouragement. At times it is simply boredom or can that be an encouraging element? I think at times it is from need. Other times it is from desire. Yet, more too it may be a quest for fulfillment. Let me think on it.

  14. profile image0
    lostwithinmyselfposted 6 years ago

    Positive feedback play a role in my writing, but i also like to write when i feel like everything is getting me down. I like to get my pent up emotions out. The more i write the better i feel sometimes x

  15. Rosemay50 profile image77
    Rosemay50posted 6 years ago

    It is more inspiriration than encouragement. I haven't written a poem for a couple of weeks because nothing has inspired me. But who knows the next thing I read may just contain a single word that fires that inspiration. Or the next thing I do or look at will suddenly put the words into my head.

  16. Dexter Yarbrough profile image82
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 6 years ago

    Epigramman said it all! For me, a thought will come to my mind and I will write about it. Usually, stuff just comes to me naturally and, of course, via inspiration.

  17. saddlerider1 profile image68
    saddlerider1posted 6 years ago

    My Muse encourages me to take Quill in hand and scribe. My heart and soul is the conductor that magically transforms what my Quill bleeds onto my pad. Thus my work is created and released into the world.

 
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