10 ways to motivate yourself to write

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Write

Today, I’m guest posting on the Helium Network with the post “10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Write.” Here’s a excerpt:

Writers write. No brainer there. We write not just because we have to, but because we love it. And yet the irony here is that sometimes getting ourselves to write is about as easy as dragging a kid into the dentist’s office. As marvelous and freeing as creativity is, it’s also a difficult and even frightening endeavor. Sometimes we need just a little extra incentive to get our heinies into our desk chairs and our fingers moving over the keyboard. Following are 10 ways you can motivate yourself to write even when it may be the last thing you feel like doing.

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.


  1. I really enjoy the first one. Those little rewards to give myself. I have even planned to go to a fancy restaurant dinner with family when I finish this book. Since for me, food is always special. It is enough to make me crave for it. I also allow myself soda if I behave for a week 😀
    And it boosts my productivity immensely.
    But these days, I am having difficulty big time to bring myself to learn some grammar. As a good writer that you are, you might have already spot this weakness in me. I such in grammar. I don’t even know what adjectives and adverbs are :/
    But not all part of writing can be rewarding, I will have to push myself here. I am thinking for signing up for a grammar class. :@

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says

      If you can find a high school grammar and composition book, that can be really helpful. I still refer to mine.

      • Well, as a heavy house shifter, I have lost all of those books of mine, and all the creatively genius novels I had wrote in my childhood. :/
        But will grab a high school grammar book in my next trip to any bookstore. 🙂

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