What are some tips you would give to a writer struggling to find motivation?

What are some tips you would give to a writer struggling to find motivation? by Tony Garcia

Answer by Tony Garcia:

I would suggest that you go for a walk, anyplace where the environment is such that it induces self-reflection. For some people, it may be an isolated country lane. For me, it’s the nighttime, bustling downtown area where I live. Somehow, the grandeur of the architecture, the skyscrapers at night, and just the ambient sound and fury of the city are enough to turn my thoughts inward.

Issues that plague me during the day are brought into sharper focus as I walk the streets. I’m not necessarily looking for solutions as I am searching for a way to come to grips with them so that I can get on with my life.

I often bring a pocket recorder (a cellphone app will do). These days, talking to oneself can easily be excused as speaking on a mobile phone. So no one pays much attention to my gibbering.

When I return home, I sit at my desk and listen to my ramblings, writing down my thoughts. Sometimes I expand on them; other times I find the nugget that dovetails nicely with my unfinished work.

I hope this works for you.

What are some tips you would give to a writer struggling to find motivation?

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