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Motivate Your Writing!

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Aspiring and professional writers alike struggle to stay motivated; in the face of distractions, obligations, and procrastination, the desire to write often fails to become the act of writing. Motivated writers, notes the author, are those who have learned to identify their fundamental emotional drives and who have established a writing routine that satisfies those drives. ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published February 24th 2005 by University Press of New England
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Cary Tennis
The first book I read about motivational psychology, which surprised me because I thought I knew what my motivations were but I was wrong; that is, the motivations I was conscious of, the ones that make me who I think I am, and who I appear to be, were not the ones actually driving me to do the writing I was doing. This was a very useful insight. The book has little tests in it that you can take, that are revealing.
Dale
Dec 11, 2011 Dale rated it it was amazing
This book is a must-have for any writer (or their support group). It studies the motivations of writers, and examines different styles of working and staying motivated.

After all, millions try to write and publish a book, but only a handful follow through, finish, and publish. So the motivation to keep plugging away is critical.

So much of the time, we don't understand the motivation to write a book. It's tossed off as a mystery, but here the author does a terrific job of helping us to understand
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Samantha Hines
Mar 08, 2016 Samantha Hines rated it really liked it
This is a pretty straightforward and doable guide on 'how to write a book.' It's less about truly motivating and more about process.
Gail Ann Gibbs
Oct 05, 2015 Gail Ann Gibbs rated it really liked it
Most of the actual writing tips are not new, but this book might help the reader choose methods that are better suited for their own personality. They will also understand why some wonderful writing system everybody is raving about isn't working for them. Meanwhile, I had to repeat the story-writing exercise a couple of times, trying to vary the motivations behind the characters' actions. That is probably due to my deep and overwhelming motivation towards Power. Bwaa ha ha ha ha ....
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