3 Reasons Why You Might Feel Like Giving Up on Writing

And a few tips to help you get back to doing what you love again

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Feeling so overwhelmed or pressed for time that writing has become a chore

First, you’ll need to figure out why you see it as a chore.

Your motivations aren’t lining up

Why did you start writing in the first place?

You’ve lost your passion for your current project

Passion is important when it comes to writing. If you just don’t care about your project you’re unlikely to stick with it.

  • Read work by authors in your genre that inspire you.
  • Create a playlist that evokes the mood of your story, or that represents one of your characters.
  • Use Pinterest or another site to create a mood board of images that relate to your story or inspire you somehow.
  • Do creative activities that have nothing to do with writing, like drawing, painting, crocheting, or dancing. Sometimes activating your brain by doing something creative other than writing can be enough to break through your writer’s block.

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