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What is the best way to keep motivated to write?

  1. midget38 profile image90
    midget38posted 5 years ago

    What is the best way to keep motivated to write?

  2. unvrso profile image90
    unvrsoposted 5 years ago

    The best way to maintain yourself motivated to write is to find writing inspiration in every event or situation that you encounter everyday.

    In the same way that a talkative person finds pleasure in talking, a writer should find pleasure in communicate what arrives to him or her through the senses.

    Another way to keep motivated is to study the writing genres that exist, so as to find what will become your writing niche in the future.

    1. midget38 profile image90
      midget38posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think that it'd be good to jot the idea down as you find it, then you will not forget it in future too! Thanks, unvrso!

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Basically, You just have to have a passion for writing. Especially here, No one is going to get rich writing, just the love of putting letters on paper.

    1. midget38 profile image90
      midget38posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You just have to have a love for words, indeed. So true! Thanks, J Thomp!

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome midget!

  4. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    I think that having the BELIEF that you have something important to say, that most people want to hear, will increase your motivation to write it and share it. If you BELIEVE that what you have to share has value to others, it will motivate you to research and share that knowledge in the best and most professional way. Your confidence will show in your writing and make you more credible.

    1. midget38 profile image90
      midget38posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A good start is to believe in yourself....something that can be quite difficult, but must be done! Thanks, Janshares!

  5. Jesse Mugnier profile image71
    Jesse Mugnierposted 5 years ago

    I'm not sure what the best way is, I think it's different for everyone. Personally I draw on my own experiences to motivate me. Things that have happened and how I feel about them. Sometimes I have to dig down deep and it's not pretty, but it makes for excellent writing content. Other times I remember a hilarious moment at a family get together. These are experiences that I feel will either help someone, teach them something, make them laugh or make them see something in a new way.
    I hope you find your motivation.

  6. Jackie Lynnley profile image92
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 years ago

    Reading inspires me. I can't guess the number of times I have been commenting here at hubpages on a hub and before I finish the comment I think, "Wow, that would make a good hub, story, poem, etc." I sometimes copy and paste my comment to remind me later!

    1. midget38 profile image90
      midget38posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      As writers, we have to read as much as we write...or we'd be writing in a cocoon! Thanks, Jackie!

  7. Diane Woodson profile image61
    Diane Woodsonposted 5 years ago

    First I listen to music, I have a friend who says I should go into the humor area of writing, which I am not sure about. I listen to music, do my ordinary homemaking things, I take care of essentials and it seems even when I go for more than a month or two without writing things start to come to me in the most unexpected of ways.I always keep in mind if I think I am not ready or in the mood to remeber that someone whill be touched by the things I write about and they might make a change for the positive in their life...that's what keeps me in this profession...

    1. midget38 profile image90
      midget38posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's writing with a purpose indeed.....we write so that someone will be positively affected by the things we say. Thanks, Diane!

  8. Goody5 profile image65
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    As far as writing on the hub pages goes, all of those great comments that are being left behind by readers keeps me motivated to write more & more.

    1. midget38 profile image90
      midget38posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      True, Goody5! The support of the community is important, and Hubpages is a great one!

  9. Jordanwalker39 profile image81
    Jordanwalker39posted 5 years ago

    What has worked for me is to not get to serious about it. I just let my imagination run around and when it trips over something I write it down. Another way I find is even if you are ready to shoot yourself in the foot so you can get out of it, I force myself to sit down and I tell myself to write three sentences. If I still do not want to write after those three, then I can quit. 90% of the time I can't stop with just three and I end up doing the writing I need to do.

    1. midget38 profile image90
      midget38posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      True, sometimes you just have to give yourself the extra push! Thanks for answering, Jordan!

 
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