I am one of those that believe if you want to do something you can. Specifically if you want to write, then you can write. Someone asked, ” how do you get the motivation to write and where to start?” For so many they have a story they want to tell but don’t know where to begin, if they should tell it, or how to tell it.
The first piece of advice I could give to anyone, is to journal. My 7th grade teacher once told me just pick up the pen and start writing. Journal writing was something we did the first 15minutes of class everyday. Don’t think about what you’re going to write or if it even makes sense. Once you begin writing, your true feelings, thoughts, and emotions will give you motivation to continue. The ideas will begin to flow and you’ll start to find what makes you want to keep going.
Next, I would say, whatever it is that you want to say just say it. Your story is unique and someone in this world will relate to you. Your experiences that you may be afraid to share will give someone else the confidence to open up. The more authentic you are the better.
Another piece of advice I would give is to not put yourself in a box. If you want to talk about more than one thing then you can do so. Don’t feel like you have to follow anyone else’s path on becoming a writer. Take chances and risks. The more you write the more you’ll find your style and flow. You can get creative, try new styles, and figure your own way. No one ever has it all figured out.
When you’re doing your research make sure to pull inspiration out of it instead of trying to follow all the rules that you’ve researched. Remember those tools and tips is what worked for them. Some may work for you and some may not. The motivation to write will come from many different sources.
I know for me I wrote as a guest writer for years on several different topics. But I always had this burning desire to write for myself. Of course, fear of stepping out is what took me so long to step out on my own. But I can write what I want, when I want, and how I want. As long as I stay on my goal of inspiring others. I don’t limit myself on where I can get motivation to write. It could come from the least expected source.
Another tip, is to not get discouraged. Not everyone is going to like every post. You can spend hours researching, drafting, and editing making sure it’s the ”perfect” post, and no one will find it helpful. But sometimes you could have a thought that may spark something you want to share with others and do a quick post and people would love it.
I get a lot of inspiration from quotes. I love a thought provoking quote. One that makes you think and question. Also having the desire of always wanting to be better to be of service to others. A good question can inspire me. REMEMBERING WHY I BLOG, Motivation
For example, I was having a conversation with someone and I mentioned to them I haven’t heard them say they had a good day at work in a year. It’s always what’s on the agenda, what didn’t get done, or what went wrong. Then I asked are happy with where you are? That led into whole long thought provoking conversation.
Either way, make sure you have a purpose or mission. Then whatever topic or post you want to write ask yourself will this support my mission or goal.
Just follow your heart, know your why, and stay true to you.
Be well on your journey.
Be you so you can be free.