Motivation Factors in Writing


Why do you write?

Before you begin to ponder on the therapeutic value of writing or the question “why do you write, bear with me for a minute or two and read the reasons why I write.

I write because…

I have stories to tell.

I want my voice to be heard.

I want to channelize the voices I hear deep inside me.

I want to sublimate and express my emotions.

I want to talk to the world.

Why we write? The simplest answer is to communicate; to share our thoughts, experience, dreams, aspirations, feelings, emotions, understandings, views, visions to the world.

Writing cannot evolve in complete vacuum. Writing cannot exist in solitary.

What’s my point in writing aforementioned lines; that, we need motivation in writing. So what are the motivation factors in writing? I am sharing my list, you can share yours in the comment section.

  1. Money: If you earn from writing, you keep on writing.
  2. Readership: As long as people read your works, you will continue writing.
  3. Appreciation: If your writing is appreciated, you will be encouraged to write more.
  4. Critique: If you get feedback, you will always want to do better.

PS: The list is based on from most motivation factor to the least motivation factor. Writing earns you money, and money is one of the pleasure and happiness triggering factors.



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    1. Profile photo of Vinaya
      Vinaya Post author

      I want to hear what other people have to say. I want to share my thoughts.

  1. Profile photo of Kyuminette

    One of the reasons that I write of course because I need an income good thing that writing is one of my passion even though that I’m not that good when it comes to writing but I’m learning from others.

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      Vinaya Post author

      There is no end to learning process. We are always something new

  2. Profile photo of Nona

    My motivations to write are very similar to the ones you listed, if not all the same. The only problem is the kind of writing I most enjoy doings, is not the kind of writing that earns money.

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      Vinaya Post author

      There are ways to make non-money-making topics to make more money.

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