Author Dave Christiansen talks about how he found inspiration to write his novel, "Alter Ego."
Motivation is a very personal. What does it take for you to motivate yourself? Author Amber Scott shares some techniques for self motivation depending on the way your brain works.
Author and filmmaker Susan Rohrer describes how she finds her own inspiration and why that's so critical to her key role as a writer, which is to inspire her readers.
Author Catherine Cruzan shares her inspiration for writing. Hope this inspires you!
According to Noam J. Dromi, Co-President of Legion of Creatives, at the end of the day stories live and die by characters. Incorporating relatable characters into a story will not only grab the audience, but will also provide inspiration to the writer. The story idea itself can be big and juicy, but if it's not grounded in characters that the writer can really care about, it can be difficult to get from start to finish. Other ways that writers can find writing inspiration is to always be curious, be an avid reader, and pay attention to the ideas or stories where they feel an emotional connection.
As screenwriter, Brian Dillon, advises, inspiration for writing screenplays and ideas for story lines can come from anywhere - your world, your daily life, your personal experiences, or, from other people. His last two screenplays were inspired by experiences in his own life, and he often gets ideas from dreams, friends and family, and collaborating or brainstorming with others. Pay attention to everything that's going on around you, and your next big idea might come to you pretty easily.
Author Victoria Zackheim discusses her personal motivation for writing anthologies.
Author Steve Piacente discusses his motivations for character development in his award-winning book, "Bella."
Suzette Conway, former director of the Author Learning Center, gives tips on staying motivated so you can finish that book!
Once an author achieves a certain level of success with a book, they can feel a lot of pressure to maintain that success, whether self-inflicted or from an outside source such as an agent or publisher. Author Rozine Prock suggests doing at least one writing or book-related task a day to keep the momentum going. Staying positive and looking at these tasks as an opportunity instead of a chore will also help keep authors motivated.