I had occasion to send some encouraging words to a demotivated writer today. Why is that something of note? Because it’s ironic; I myself am somewhat of a demotivated writer. I struggle with all kinds of fears and misgivings about writing. A lot of the blocks I am dealing with are real ones – stress of a military deployment, health issues, school, work, personal issues – but a lot of those blocks are also psychological (e.g. “What’s the point? I really don’t write very well at all – not enough to make a difference.”)
My advice to the
We’re looking for guest writers for our blog here on Free-eBooks.net and we wanted to get our community in on the action. We want you to share your experiences, motivations, challenges, and stories with us.
As authors, our primary aim is to tell our story. We dream up imaginative scenarios and people and we write about them. For the most part, it’s pointless if no one else reads about them – isn’t it? The whole idea behind writing is to provide entertainment for other people. If no one is being entertained, then what it boils down to is
I had occasion to reflect on personality and the influences of our personalities in our writing this past week. Particularly, I was thinking about how we see ourselves and how that differs from how others see us, and how our personalities are reflected in our everyday activities. In the case of writers, it is patently impossible to write without infusing the words with aspects of our personality in one form or another.
Personality is defined as those unique qualities that make up who we are. In my case, some of those qualities are my passion, my dedication, my