Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers

Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers

by Nate Hendley

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ISBN-13: 9780986542718
Publisher: Five Rivers Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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Motivate to Create: a guide for writers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
IandSsmom on LibraryThing 20 days ago
This book had lots of usefull info. It was real a good reference to turn back to. Glad to have it in my library! One I'm sure to recommend!
RNP247 on LibraryThing 20 days ago
I received this book from the Early Reviewers group.Motivate to Create has some good tips on how to keep yourself motivated & has some examples of what are de-motivators for some people. I think some of the motivational tips in this book could be used for pretty much anything in your life, not just writing. Also the resources in the back could be very useful, especially for those looking for help to get started into the writing world.I would recommend for others to read this book.
NSZ on LibraryThing 20 days ago
I'm sure a great man once said "Writing is hard", because it is. Being an aspiring writer myself, I know the pain of staring at a blank sheet of paper for days on end. To combat this I have used several writing aids released from various publishers, but I constantly find myself saying "Yeah, but I KNEW that already!". Unlike the myriad of "How to" writing books, Motivate To Create doesn't show you how to write, it shows you how to WANT to write. It explains the different motivators of writing and basic needs that must be fulfilled before you can create. Personally I found the insights into writing motivation very interesting, and I definitely plan on incorporating some of the methods next time i sit down for a writing session. It is a short book, split into easily referenced sections , and most likely to be a very good resource on your bookshelf when you are just having a hard time crafting those words.
jostalli on LibraryThing 20 days ago
Well the old saying, ¿You can¿t judge a book by its cover,¿ is true. You would think that a book titled, Motivate to Create: a guide for Writers would primarily be about finding motivation to lead to creativity. However the majority of the book is more about how to become a freelance writer. In all fairness the book description does describe it as a book on freelancing. So I am not sure why the motivation piece was included in the book. Hendley starts off with an introduction to motivation. The chapter talks about the usual motivators such as money and fame. Chapter 2 goes even deeper as the author starts off talking about Maslow (A little psychology 101 refresher). Chapter 3 begins to explore what motivates writers. He talks about Items such as deadlines, promoting an agenda and the sheer joy of writing etc. He talks about motivators, but not until the last couple of chapters does he talk about steps to take to become motivated. Most of his ideas are nothing new in the area of motivation. As the book continues it turns more to a how to on getting into freelance writing. Great detail is given on how to contact editors and send in story queries. The author is also honest that freelancing is not an easy job. Only through dedication, discipline and a thick skin can one succeed. But then in the last couple of chapters he turns back to motivation as he presents ideas such as creative doodling (a lot like brainstorming), visualization and setting goals. One of his ideas is to scare yourself. The book is a quick read; however, I found it lacking in substance. Hendley does give some good information on taking the beginning steps into freelancing (Majority of the resources cited are Canadian). However, he did not provide any real new information in the area of motivation. If you are looking for something to help you find motivation as a writer you may want to seek out other sources. However, if you are looking to become a freelance writer this would be a place to start.
diasukie on LibraryThing 20 days ago
Are you looking informative reference material? This would be a good book to look thru to see if it would meet your needs.
Dsn123 on LibraryThing 20 days ago
Motivate to Create has worked for me. I was very interested in reading this book because I find that although I have a desire to achieve some specific goals, I find it hard to motivate myself to work every day on my goals. Reading this book is more like having a conversation with a friend, a friend who will tell you the good, bad, and the ugly about being a writer ...and if you still want to do it, a lot of great suggestions about how to be inspired and motivated.