Archive for ‘Motivation’

December 31, 2013

Obligatory Resolutions Post

Well, here we are, on the cusp of 2014 and another year of pretending to be a writer, faffing (my dad’s word) about and not doing anything concrete. Meandering aimlessly through the writer’s universe, talking toot and marvelling at my own inability to motivate myself.

Well not anymore!Anne Tyler Quote

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December 30, 2013

Why I Write

I write to get things out, be they good or bad. Not as a diary, my life isn’t that interesting, but when I’m faced with something so incredibly dumb it offends my sensibilities (such as a poor boardgame or crappy soccer performance) or something so wonderfully profound that it lifts me (such as a well crafted novel or my wedding anniversary), I am compelled to write.Writer

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August 21, 2013

Reading 50 Books in 12 Months‏

It’s generally regarded that the process of reading will improve the quality of one’s writing and feed the creative process through the absorption original ideas that will be reprocessed by the mind into something original*.

I am in the middle of a creative slump.

I also have over thirty unread novels.

So I have challenged myself to read fifty books in the next twelve months.

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