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Why I write
Now it’s your turn.
Keeping your focus on your own purpose can support you through those days of re-writes and edits, or when you just don’t feel motivated. Reflect on why you write and you will rekindle your passion, question your purpose and hopefully find an answer that satisfies.
Have you ever asked yourself this before? Write a brief paragraph, up to 300 words, explaining why you write. Not what you want to write about, but what leads you to write in the first place.
- How you feel when you are writing?
- Do you feel different when you have written as opposed to when you’re in the middle of doing it?
- Do you do it to share your hopes/dreams?
- Do you do it to share your thoughts?
- What is your main drive for writing? Self-reflection, instruction, enlightenment, motivation, fame and fortune?
- What are your goals? (e.g. Do you write for change, to have an impact, to give the gift of laughter, to trigger emotions)
- Why is finishing your writing important to you?
Print this out and put it on the wall near your writing space and re-read whenever you need to.