A Guest Post by Julie Isaac
Why do you write?
What do you love about writing?
Why did you start writing?
What do you get out of writing?
What do you want to give others through writing?
The answers to these questions are what motivate us to sit down and write, are what get us to put writing first and everything else second.
When was the last time you sat with these questions and answered them? Do it now, and make a list of your most compelling answers.
Keep a copy of that list with you, and one where you write. When you're procrastinating, when you're writing tweets instead of your novel, when you're stuck, read your list. Read it slowly and really feel your answers.
Julie Isaac, the founder of www.WritingSpirit.com and author of the upcoming book, "Unleash Your Writing Genius," posts daily creativity tips for writers on Twitter.
Read Julie's review of my book, The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write.
Note from Mark David
When I first read Julie's "tweet" on my Twitter page, I knew I had to reply. This is the answer that (to my surprise) came out of me:
Why do I write? Because I can't not write, anymore than I can't not breathe.
Why do you write? Please share your thoughts, reasons and perspectives here as a comment.