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need motivation2 months

I have a few works in progress, but I'm so unfocused and wthout motivation! How do you guys keep on top of writing? I'm an artist, but drawing is soooo much easier than writing. I really want to work on story writing more though!
Any tips or suggestions are welcome!!

need motivation2 months

Well the same thing applies to writing as it does to drawing. Best way to get past a block or dull spot with drawing way just getting the pencil to paper and just do it. The same applies to writing just putting the words down even if its just ideas it usually helps to move things along. It'll give you pieces to work on an stitch together.

This advice boils down to making the time for it and doing it to it. Hope this helps.

need motivation2 months

I heard from a professional novelist once that motivation is just you making yourself sit and write. It's hard to keep that excitement. Honestly, having a place to post my writing (like this site) motivates me because I get the instant gratification of likes and comments, ha ha.

One think that does help me personally is making an outline. Then I don't have to stress about what happens in the story, I just have to fill in the fun. I know where it's going, I just have to bring myself to that point.

Hope that helps!

need motivation2 months

This is an old writers chestnut, but itís still true-

WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW.

Think of past experiences, and figure out a way they could come together in a good story.

Also, I really think people are more interested in characters than plots or story gimmicks. Let the characters move the story forward.

If you base your characters on real people that you have known or have read about, the readers will sense the truthfulness of your people and they will care what happens to them.

need motivation2 months

All good advice above. Sometimes a brief roleplay with an articulate partner will reboot your creative juices.

Unfortunately it's getting harder and harder to find someone to play with any more.

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