motivated to write

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Inspiration for Women Writers

Do you need inspiration to write? The five most important things women writers need are faith, energy, time, discipline, and freedom. Here’s a quick shot of each, to motivate and inspire you. If you struggle to write every day, read Writing Habit Mastery: How to Write 2,000 Words a Day and Forever Cure Writer’s Block by S.J. Scott. You’ll learn how […]

How to Deal With Writing Distractions

These tips for dealing with distractions as a writer are inspired by a parable about James Joyce, and will help you develop the productivity of a writer like Stephen King. Learning how to deal with writing distractions isn’t just about turning off the internet or writing in pomodoros. In Writing Habit Mastery: How to Write 2,000 Words a Day and […]

6 Tips for Staying Motivated to Write From Successful Writers

Six tips for staying motivated to write, from successful writers, freelancers, novelists, playwrights, and poets — because they know how to stay motivated to write despite rejection. In Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life, Natalie Goldberg tells you how to find time to write, how to discover your personal style, how to make sentences come alive, and how to overcome procrastination and writer’s block. […]

How to Be a Productive Writer

What are your writing goals – finish the novel, pitch more magazines, contact the best literary agent on Twitter? Knowing how to write productively will help! Here, freelance writer Thursday Bram shares five tips for finding your own system. Writers write differently, and what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for another. If you’re still struggling to find what works for you, […]

New Suite101 Writers – How to Stay Motivated to Keep Writing

If you’re new to writing at Suite101, you may feel unmotivated by the first few months of low income. These tips for staying motivated are from Prerna Malik, who just finished her first six months as a Suite writer. Before her tips for new “Suitees”, a quip: “I don’t believe in writer’s block,” said Elmore Leonard. “I don’t know what that is. There are […]

3 Ways to Avoid Burning Out as a Writer

These tips for avoiding writer’s burnout will help you recognize the best time to take a break from a hard day of writing (and let’s face it, fellow scribes: 15 minutes can feel like a day!). This article is by publication coach Daphne Gray-Grant; she offers three tips on taking a break from writing. If you actually have the opposite problem […]