Hi! I’m working on a story and it’s a lot harder than I expected. I have a really good idea and I was wondering if anyone knows any motivational tips to get me to write more often. Thank you!
For me, the best way to get motivated is to think further in my story. By that, I mean thinking about big plot points or even little things you want to happen. That way, I feel motivated to finish doing something difficult or boring (for me, that’s usually complicated directing or branching) and get on with the story. I get excited about the future of the story so it motivates me to finish everything in between!
I like to make my backstories complicated, but I don’t necessarily tell the reader. If you don’t feel like writing, you might want to try working on plot or character development. I like little details that might not mean anything to the reader that the author knows are special and important to the story. I just love mapping out my story and creating a lot of plotlines. That really motivates me!
I would also suggest turning on some focus music and not letting yourself get distracted by social media or netflix or something. Find a quiet place to work, put in some headphones, and dive into your story.
Sometimes I get motivated dreams i had (Doesn’t always make sense but I use the parts that do)
I also just read other stories, watch movies or just watch people and just take a few ideas out of them.
wow, I never thought about doing that. I gonna try it because right now i have a bunch of unfinished stories. Thnx
Wow! Thank you for writing that. I’ve started writing more often which starts getting me in the habit and not listening to loud/music with lyrics. Thank you again
Listening to music helps me get ideas on what I want to write about or looking at pictures that help me create story events. I do not listen to music while writing just the way the lyrics express feeling.
I completely agree about the social media distraction. I have deliberately blocked Facebook on my computer so I can’t be tempted to go on.
I also agree with being motivated to think “further in the story”. There is nothing worse than trying to finish something that you’re unsure of.
At the moment, I have a story in mind and the only thing motivating me is the fact that I know how I plan on ending it and the bigger picture of how I might get there.
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