7 tactics for motivating your personal writing

Most communicators started writing for personal reasons, and it can be difficult to find the time and inspiration to write for yourself after a day of banging out copy for clients.

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If you spend your working life crafting messages for your company, clients, leaders, co-workers, or employees, you have no doubt suffered from writing fatigue.

Writing fatigue in our day jobs means that we may have little motivation to write for ourselves. The last thing you want to do at the end of an endless day is work on your memoirs.

However, there are ways to motivate yourself. Below are a few recommendations, based on research and advice from other writers.

1. Challenge a fellow writer.

Do you have a friend or colleague who can’t find time to write, either? Challenge each other with word count goals or first draft deadlines. Figure out what will motivate both of you. For some, that could be some friendly competition; for others, it might be having someone to call when they’re stuck.

2. Research and incorporate the habits of your favorite writers.

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