Writing Prompt—Positive Energy

by | Nov 14, 2008 | Other Helpful Information | 3 comments

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Deadline: Thursday, December 22nd

Writing prompt: First, remember why you love your work. List why you love to write and why you became a writer in the first place. Generate the positive feelings before the fear of failure and looming deadlines started to negatively impact the excitement and joy of writing.

Your life’s work is a huge source of energy, either positive or negative, and by adjusting your attitudes, you can help create a positive flow rather than a negative one. Keep this list in a place where it will remind you why you are a writer, even on those days when you wonder about it yourself.

Second, identify factors that decrease your energy and result in low expectations. Depression, fatigue, poor diet, seasonal affective disorder, disorganized or noisy work spaces—all of these can leave you listless and unmotivated.

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Now create a third list of things that energize you—like gardening, cooking, or spending time with family members. You can now begin to eliminate or address items from the first list that block your positive energy and try to incorporate things that create good feelings. For example, address the issue of a poor diet, and add some gardening time to your daily routine.

We at Writer’s Relief would love to hear about your number one reason for being a writer. Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a reply. Let’s share all of the positive energy we create as writers.

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  1. Aileen Nowatzki

    "Aha" moments for me are puzzles. The "what if" scenarios follow me about no matter where I am. I love to create mysteries in unique settings: Fiji, Naples, Rome, Paris. Since I travel extensively exotic scenes really are places where I’ve been. I love to capture the moment in time through writing and creating a puzzle or a mystery surrounding the locale.

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  2. Stella Myers

    I write because I love words. I seem to have a terrible time telling a story, that to me is not inane or simply silly and therefore, am my own worst critic.

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  3. David Jacobson

    Very simple. It’s what I do best. I’d love to sing but I can’t carry a tune, yet I seem to be able to compose songs–both words and music. What’s more, I can use writing to make a living. Right now I’m focused on reviewing plays, both for newspapers and my blog. By doing my job I promote theater arts throughout the region, helping theater companies and enriching the lives of audience members.

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