30 03 2013

Reblogging this great advice from fellow author, Ollin

Courage 2 Create

Editor’s Note: the original version of this article was first posted on the C2C in 2010.

A writer’s love of writing does motivate us in the long-term, yes. But the dirty little secret is that sometimes writers need a little kick in the butt to get us motivated in the short-term, during the day-to-day battles of the long-long-long drawn out war.

I’m not saying we can live without passion and love for our art. Yes, love is a good solid base for our writing careers, but it is our capacity to utilize tools for self-motivation that keeps us building on that strong base.

We writers have to be REALLY good at motivating ourselves because sometimes we’re the only ones around to motivate… ourselves.

Here are several methods that I have found helpful:

1.  Reward Yourself For Trying

I don’t think any fiction writer writes to win awards or to make money…

View original post 1,564 more words




One response

30 03 2013

Thanks for posting these good tips. I do a lot of blog writing but my sixth unpublished novel has been tied up in knots recently.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Independent Consultant, Rodan and Fields Dermatologists

Relating To You

A site for learning about and sharing what you know about relationships we all deal with.

Darlene Craviotto

Can you all hear me in the back?


Living inside a Delicious Relationship with the Divine

%d bloggers like this: