|Jan 8th 2013|
This post is for the monthly Insecure Writer's Support Group.
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Here are some ways to get motivated.
1. Other Writing Outlets: I often feel at times we have to think beyond Amazon and e-books. Even if I have few sales, I can still enter contests or even write short stories and submit to magazines.
2. Writing Groups: I used to participate at Critique Circle and I’m hoping to go back. There is just something about getting direct feedback from random people that I enjoy. Usually people are constructive even if they find problems.
3. Reading books and watching more movies. Writers need fuel of some kind and if the well runs dry this is a good way to get more ideas. The honest truth is I have a hard time squeezing this in lately, so no wonder I have writer’s block.
4. Remember why you started writing in the first place: It wasn’t based on sales. It was for fun. When I was in high school, I would share my stories with other kids and I would put my friends in the story. That really drew their attention. At lunch time I had a whole table of kids in my story wanting to find out what happened next. We also used to stay after school and work out the scenes on a small stage in one of the classrooms. Oddly enough I was horrible at acting, but I was good at directing. At least that’s what they told me. I ended up doing the filming and directing. We had one of those super 8 cameras and even an editing splicer. Good times!
What motivates you to write? Please feel free to leave a comment.
Have a great writing day everyone!
"The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck, diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted. And other people gave up." - Harrison Ford