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Finding the Time, Space, and Inspiration You Need to Write

Finding the Time, Space, and Inspiration You Need to Write | Litteris | Scoop.it

We all get overwhelmed with how much we have to do - especially now many of us are writers, publishers and marketers.

As well as parents, spouses, friends and people living in the real world! But it’s important to remember what we are doing this for, our definition of success, and whether we are willing to pay the price for that future.


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Motivating Your Inner Writer

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You’re writing your story, maybe you’re a few days in or perhaps a few weeks, and suddenly you feel the compulsion to do the dishes. Or the laundry. Or tidy up that closet. And if, like me, you aren’t overly fond of housework or tedious chores, it may occur to you that it’s rather odd that you now feel compelled to do something you dislike rather than do the thing you’ve loved since you were a kid. 

 

There is in fact a pretty simple reason why, and once you understand it, it can actually make it easier to get your head back in the game.


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E agora que ando a (tentar) escrever algo um pouco maior, com prazo limitado, eis que a minha casa aparece tão limpa e arrumada...

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The Six Motives of Creativity: Mary Gaitskill on Why Writers Write

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"The art of integrating the ego and the impulse for empathy in a dynamic call and response. Why do writers -- great writers -- write?"
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What's My Motivation? Tips on Showing Character Motivations

What's My Motivation? Tips on Showing Character Motivations | Litteris | Scoop.it

 

Motivation a big part of plotting. Why your characters (especially your protagonist and antagonist) do the things they do will often determine how your plot unfolds. It's also where your conflicts will come in, and why the stakes will feel high or just meh.

Of course, showing those motivations without banging a reader over the head can be the hard part. Especially if the reasons aren't clear to the character.

While you don't have to know every single little reason why your character does every single little thing, if what they do affects the plot or story, it's a good idea to know why they did it. Otherwise, you might end up with a reactionary protagonist or a character who's just acting out plot, but doesn't really care about it. Those kinds of characters can leave a story feeling flat and lifeless.

So take a look at your scenes and your characters' motivations. Ask yourself:


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