Staying focused and motivated can be difficult for new writers. There are two key questions that writers must answer in order to stay the course, says author and life coach Shan Gill. First, what are your goals for writing? Why is it important to you? Second, what is the benefit to your readers? Are you hoping to help people or entertain? She recommends coming back to your answers when you hit any frustrating road blocks. Two practices that have helped Gill stay motivated and inspired are vision boards and positive thought. She warns writers that if you are thinking negatively about your writing or yourself you are not going to be as effective.
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