What inspires and motivates you to write?

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  1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
    Patty Kenyonposted 6 years ago

    What inspires and motivates you to write?

    I have read through EXCELLENT Hubs during my two weeks here on HubPages and very curious what inspires and motivates you to write!!

  2. maddot profile image76
    maddotposted 6 years ago

    I think I am most inspired to write if i am passionate about the topic and believe that i have something to contribute that may help those in need eg refugees.
    Sometimes I'm inspired by travel - the places i've visited and the people I've met who have opened my eyes to something new or perhaps I'm inspired by something funny or sometimes I just want to have my say on an issue that bugs me eg gun ownership!

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing what inspires you!!

  3. msorensson profile image69
    msorenssonposted 6 years ago

    I write only when I am moved to it....and publish if and only if I think that at least a  couple of people would benefit from reading it.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am the same way when it comes to when I actually publish my hub.  Thanks for commenting!!

  4. Tony DeLorger profile image77
    Tony DeLorgerposted 6 years ago

    I think it's different for everyone, but as for me, I simply cant stop writing. From a child the written word has been a source of both inspiration and challenge and without the act of expressing myself through writing I would dry up and wither away. If I miss a day when I haven't written something, I feel guilt, emptiness and an ever-growing need to delve into my inner sanctum and draw out some truth or reality that sits at the edge of my consciousness. For me writing is cathartic and I feel as one with it. It is both an extension of my soul and the path by which I realise my true nature and beliefs. This course of written expression is me talking to me, and sorting out who I am and what I can be. So, in a nut shell, life the universe and everything inspires me to write, and I am compelled to continue doing so to both follow my dreams and to develop my art.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Truly writing is your passion!!  Thank-you for your response!!!

  5. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 6 years ago

    It really depends on the vein in which I am writing.  If it is political, it is driven by some event or action hitting my politcal funny bone and I am inspired to respond.  If it is fiction or poetry, it is usually a word, a phrase, or even a song that initially brings the idea to light.  On those occasions I sometime walk around with thought in my head for a day or two.  If it amounts to nothing...it slips away.  The strong ones keep returning again and again until I sit down and write to relieve the inspiration that is nagging at my brain.  That is what I describe as the "urge to write". WB

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I like how you stated "The strong ones keep returning again and again..." that is so true!  Thank-you for commenting!

  6. Crickman profile image60
    Crickmanposted 6 years ago

    What inspires me to write is probably the fact that words and how you use them are the most powerful form of communication ever since the first alphabets were conceived. So often words are abused and misused. Words can be powerful enough to begin wars, save lives or change them for better or worse. Words must be very carefully used, and if you can entertain someone with them, make them smile, even for a second or two, then I've done my job. I also find inspiration through the works of others- Stephen King, John Irving, Jane Hamilton are all excellent writers I find I identify with personally, so I have to tip my hat to them(as well as others, way too many to mention). Motivation also comes and goes, sometimes writer's block sets in when you'd rather take a walk than write.  I'm happiest when writing something that allows me to feel a purpose, something that I know is different and necessary.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well said!!  "Words can be powerful enough to begin wars, save lives or change them for better or worse. Words must be very carefully used, ..." , Definitely well stated and I couldn't agree more!!  Thank-you for commenting!!

  7. SidKemp profile image91
    SidKempposted 6 years ago

    The simplest answer is that I love to help people live in peace and love and create success.

    As a vision, I see writing as a tide that flows - the state of the world flows into me as I live and connect, and a deep light of Spirit and Soul sends a flood of good stuff back out in reply!

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting use of imagery!  Thank-you for your answer!!

    2. SidKemp profile image91
      SidKempposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Patty: You're welcome to use my thoughts and link to my profile or hubs when you write your article! Joy!

    3. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      SidKemp, Thank-you sooo much!!!  I appreciate it!!

  8. kygirl89 profile image61
    kygirl89posted 6 years ago

    My husband and the world around me inspires my writing.  I have learned that the possibilities are endless when I actually stop and really look around.  The dumb things that you try to forget can inspire you or even the fun times you had as a child. 
    Welcome to HubPages by the way. :-)

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well stated!  And I fully agree with "possibilities are endless when I actually stop and really look around".  I think that is something we all need to do more often...to stop and smell the roses!  Thank-you for responding!!

  9. profile image59
    yaazhiniposted 6 years ago

    It is a way to translate one's views into words to reach out to a wider audience. I am motivated by social issues and I wish my writing is good enough to expose the atrocities in the society.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I like how you used the word translate and an interesting way of thinking!! Thank-you for your response!!

  10. btrbell profile image90
    btrbellposted 6 years ago

    Pretty much everything! I have certain subjects, like my kids that ate always a great resource for me but often I either overhear something or am in a conversation and I realize I want to blog about it. I say, just go with what inspires you! And, have fun!

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Kids can definitely be a great inspiration!! Thank-you for your response!

  11. Lillian Barry profile image60
    Lillian Barryposted 6 years ago

    I created my hub because the subject was important to me.  It never ceases to amaze me how much time human beings waste (myself included) on trivial matters.  People are what matter.  We need to talk to each other, to listen to each other, to be kind to each other.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Family can be great inspiration to write about and Sadly, I do agree many of us do dwell on trivial matters!   Thank-you for responding!!

  12. messy marshella profile image75
    messy marshellaposted 6 years ago

    What inspires me to write is the thought that someone may be interested on what will I write. It is a great feeling whenever I see in my Hub statistics that someone visited my hub. Further inspiration is the possibility that someone may benefit from what I have written.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting way of thinking!! I agree with "Further inspiration is the possibility that someone may benefit from what I have written" I think that is a great way to draw inspiration!! Thanks for responding!!

    2. lupine profile image72
      lupineposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      messy marshella - I agree with you completely. Voted up.

  13. Daniella Lopez profile image93
    Daniella Lopezposted 6 years ago

    For me, I just feel empty if I'm not writing on a regular basis. It's as if it is a part of me, like breathing or sleeping. I just don't feel complete if I'm not getting my thoughts and feelings out on paper.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I can feel that way as well!!  Writing for me is therapeutic!  Thanks for responding!!!

  14. Anju Arya profile image61
    Anju Aryaposted 6 years ago

    This inspiration to write to me is natural and comes from heart but sometimes when I be exited and stressed then feelings skip outward and I have to start my writing. Beside it the expectation of earning the money also inspires me to write.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very honest answer!!!  Some of writings are written when I am excited or angry.  Thank-you for responding!!

  15. Rod Marsden profile image73
    Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago

    Getting the truth out there is sometimes a motive. I have also various books out there that deal with the truth in various ways. I get angry when people I know and care about are badly represented and/or lies are being told about them.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Emotionally charged answer!!  Thank-you for responding!!

  16. badegg profile image80
    badeggposted 6 years ago

    Everyday life and everyday events spawn creative thoughts in my head. I have been a creative writer of sorts since I was in grade school, and have had assignments in past courses where I was handed an inanimate object and told to build a story around it. Now I have come to do that spontaneously, even though 99% of the stories that pop into my head never make it to paper (or the screen).

    I carry a small notebook with me to jot down ideas, but even so, the majority never make it to the keyboard. Sometimes political agenda can stimulate a writing nerve, though I don't consider myself a political wiriter, but a writer of ideas and opinions. I consider myself to be a satirical storyteller, and have been influenced strongly by Sam Clemons and William Faulkner. My last piece over a month ago,"Don't forget to say I Love You" was influenced by my wife's recent stroke and my son's questions about married life.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am sorry to hear of your wife's stroke, I hope that she is recovering!!!   Thank-you for sharing your story and what inspires you!!  Thank-you for responding to this question!

  17. sassydee profile image70
    sassydeeposted 6 years ago

    life experiences and lessons that I learn through out my life.  Also knowing good information that I know others might not know of but is good to pass along!

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Life experience definitely do play a big part in inspiration!! Thanks for responding!!

  18. Born2care2001 profile image81
    Born2care2001posted 6 years ago

    Almost anything inspires me to write but generally I am most inspired by genuine acts of kindness, the awesomeness of nature and the demonstration of love. What motivates me is entirely different. I'm motivated to do what I love most and often that entails expressing my inner thoughts and feelings. When I see them on paper it's as if something unreal became real, it manifested and creation is so motivating. Egotistically, one other thing motivates me. Since I have no biological children, I have a strong desire to leave a legacy through words, spoken or written. Whether I accomplish this is immaterial. The legacy is trying!

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Poetically spoken!  I loved how you used the word legacy!!  Thank-you so much for responding!

    2. profile image59
      yaazhiniposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent display of thoughts and I really like the way you have expressed your inspiration.

  19. profile image0
    blake4dposted 6 years ago

    That somehow art is an intertwining mechanism through which we can influence and have effect over all things, from time and space, to people we will never meet, and the knowledge that somewhere we each sing songs for souls we will never know, and poets write poems for dreamers with whom we will never in our waking daylight speak. The unknown is guaranteed to make connection with the ever after, through the words that are swords beating forth from our hearts. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Both Poetic as well as Philosophical Answer!!  Very Deep!  Thank-you for your response!!

  20. profile image0
    NikiiLeeReyesposted 6 years ago

    Growing up I wasn't able to read and write properly. (Dyslexia) though they say it never goes away, I find it hard to believe. Something I was told I couldn't do-- I love genuinely, I was a reader before a writer but given the circumstances I have always had an insane desire to share and discuss... -- though I love to speak, I've always felt that I can express myself better through words.... smile

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, your answer is inspiring in itself!! Thank-you sharing your story and Thank-you  for responding!!

  21. jeolmoz2 profile image59
    jeolmoz2posted 6 years ago

    I like sports, obviously, but I don't like concentrate on any stats, wins or losses

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Writing about what we love makes our writing more genuine!!  Thanks for responding!!

  22. thewritingowl profile image84
    thewritingowlposted 6 years ago

    I have always read 'write about what you know,' and this is so true. Just be yourself and let it flow. Also one Literary Agent once said, 'the best writers are damaged people those that have been through trauma in life can bring a deeper meaning to their writing.' Also everything around me that is wrong with society (I am autistic so I suppose that again gives me a different viewpoint to many) gets me bashing away furiously at my poor old harassed keyboard. For me life experience and the trials and tribulations of just living are my greatest motivator.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It is always an inspiration to me to see people that go through hard times and so honestly speak on their experiences!!  Thank-you for your response!

  23. unvrso profile image90
    unvrsoposted 6 years ago

    More than anything, a desire to learn about every single corner of the world in which we live, and the variety of cultures that conform this planet.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I too have an interest in different cultures!  Thank-you for responding!

  24. lupine profile image72
    lupineposted 6 years ago

    Life itself. I look at experiences I've had, Knowing others have the same questions, I may be able to help someone understand and feel better.

    1. Patty Kenyon profile image71
      Patty Kenyonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Life's experiences is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom.  As you stated "Knowing others have the same questions..." is definitely a reason to write--to pass your wisdom and experiences unto others!!  Thank-you for responding!!

  25. lindalou1963 profile image74
    lindalou1963posted 6 years ago

    Life... faith... family... pets.... nature.... memories... a thought here & there... something some one says....

  26. phillippeengel profile image74
    phillippeengelposted 6 years ago

    When I cannot tolerate the further pain of the unfortunate and poor while I have the moral means and aptitude to avert it, I will write Hubs to demand justice and discuss issues.

  27. Patty Kenyon profile image71
    Patty Kenyonposted 6 years ago

    Thank-you to each and everyone of you that responded to my question.  I may be writing a Hub about this topic in the future, and if you don't mind, I would like to quote those of you that give me permission to with links to your profiles; just let me know if it is okay.  Again, Thank-you!!

    1. Born2care2001 profile image81
      Born2care2001posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      More than okay with me Patty! Great ?Thought

    2. Rod Marsden profile image73
      Rod Marsdenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Okay with me.

  28. montecristo profile image82
    montecristoposted 6 years ago

    I like to write about travel, food, TV and movies. There are other subjects that I like to write, overall. When I get inspired to write, it has to be a subject that I truly like, otherwise, I get bored.

 
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