Posts tagged motivation
What's Your Reason? 

 This is just a Fast Friday quote, but my quick two cents is that Elizabeth Hardwick must have had a pretty dismal view of writing. If I had to choose one word to describe my reason for writing, it wouldn't be "desperation" or "revenge" or anything else so morose. It would be "love." I write because I love it so much I can't not write—a vastly better reason than either of the above, I think.

So what's your reason? If you had to put it into just one word, what would that word be?

Today's Prompt: Carl is a proud resident of a fancy-shmancy suburban neighborhood. Two weeks ago, his next-door neighbor killed Carl's prized petunias in order to take the neighborhood's esteemed "Lawn of the Month" award. It worked, but now Carl is going to have his revenge. Write a short story detailing his master plan and how it turns out.

Happy Writing!


For the Love of Writing (Quote of the Day)

Yes. This is what I'm talking about. This is why I'm not in any rush to self publish my novels or put them out there myself (not that I have anything against that). One of these days (maybe) I'll get around to sending out query letters and hopefully finding an agent. And sure, it would be nice to see my work in print, knowing some people will read it. I'm aware of that. 

But ultimately, being published is not a big motivator for me. I write simply because I love it; because it helps me learn and grow; because it teaches me things about myself that I couldn't have known otherwise. I write because, just as Gwendolyn Brooks says, I feel I have to. It's not for publication. It's not even for readers. It's for me.

Today's Prompt: Write a story about a construction worker with aspirations of fame.

Happy Writing!


Quote of the Day—Henry Ford

It's Good Friday. The sun is shining, my husband is off work, and my two littles are being especially cute. So I'm going to keep my thoughts short today: believe in yourself. No matter what other people think, believe you can,  and you will.

Today's Prompt: Imagine your life as you would like it to be in five years. What will your achievements be, where will you live, what job will you have, etc? Write a short story based on this future life of yours.

Happy writing!