With the success of many authors, poets and creative writers, many teachers continue to stress the importance of writing. They continue to instruct us on the basic language principles, grammar, punctuation and other helpful guidelines to follow during the process of writing.
They just seem to lack the knowledge or experience in motivating us to write.
Many of us have the artistic ability to express our feelings or imaginations through writing, but I have found that only those with intense passion for it will achieve this success. This thought is the same for obtaining a career of choice, learning a sports activity or expressing your creative freedom. It just takes a significant amount of drive and motivation. This passion is very difficult to obtain, but with practice and complete dedication, anyone can turn ideas into an interesting piece of art.
Use Your Mind
For writing, though, the only talent it requires is the ability to use your mind. You don’t need to know how to draw or know anything about music or technology. You do, of course, need to know how to write or type, as these ideas you want to express need to be documented by some kind of medium.
Well, to start this process you could ask yourself what you would like to write about and what it’s going to mean to you. Many writers may get stuck here, in that they know that they want to write about something, but they can’t figure out how to start or how to initiate the drive that carries them through their project. When trying to start a paper there can be a fear, writer’s block or inadequate preparation to keep with the project.
Is Your Paper Going to Mean Anything to You?
You should, at some time during the preparation, figure out if your paper is going to mean anything to you. Some people start a paper without taking the time to think it through, and end up with an inventive explosion of their mind without making any sense. Ideas are strong, but they need to have some kind of meaning to attract interest from others. Your ideas may not have significant importance, but the content within your paper should mean something if you want a better chance for it to be completed.
The steps in finding the passion with your writing are very important, as they represent the fuel that is needed toward your writing energy level. At certain levels you continue to feel the energy that is gained after each high point in your paper. These may be chapters, scenes, or just pages that you have accomplished. Once you are familiar with this process, your thoughts begin to flow better and your imagination opens up its potential. The end product is evidently the most important aspect of your paper, as it will always give the writer a great sense of accomplishment.
Conquer the initial fear.
Transform your ideas into a new and interesting project.
Keep searching for that inner passion that will drive you through the writing process.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Derek Gastorf is a creative artist and talented editor with art history and computer knowledge. He graduated at the ITT Technical Institute of Green Bay, WI with an Associate’s Degree in Multimedia and Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Entertainment and Game Design. His experience with technology, sound equipment and graphic design has helped companies with local shows, flyers, T-shirt designs and web sites. Some interests include: sports, biking, fitness, video games and movies.