8 Tips for Becoming Self-motivated to Write8 Tips for Becoming Self-motivated to WriteMore Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 1 “Beginning to Write” – Section 4 “Self-Discipline”
With Links to Supplementary Material
I've talked before about dealing with writer's block, and different techniques for conquering it. But how do we write diligently and with self-motivation, given the overwhelming amount of distraction around us and the difficulty in becoming self-motivated? Today, I'm going to give some of the strategies that I have found to help me the most, so that you can try them or even modify them to fit your own personal strengths and vulnerabilities.
Tip 1: Identify the problem.
To solve any problem, you must be self-aware enough to understand it. Perhaps you are distracted by the overwhelming amount of content on the internet, by social media, by texts and phone ca
Gobbling You All Up (a Petrarchan Sonnet)My friends are nuts, correction: fruit, I meanMore Like This
They're full of juicy things to tell, they blush
collectively, they're doing sugar rush
and one, the cocoa bean, does caffeine
What will the neighbours think, when I am seen
to talk with these, this fruity Royal Flush,
these seedy comrades, who as one will rush
to loudly name me 'their Banana Queen'?
Come enter my abode of gingerbread
You're all quite sweet yourself – I guarantee:
when talking fruit, I'm an authority
I'm not a cannibal, don't give me that
Beg pardon; I need something for my tea
You're fruitcakes, guys! and there's no fooling me.