Passion for Writing: Identify Your Passions

What gets you up in the morning? What keeps you going during the day?

List everything including writing. Finish these phrases: “I love …” or “I can’t absolutely live without…” or “What excites me the most is…”

Now specify what kind of writing (genre and form) you love. How does it drive you wild?! Is that what you’re writing today? If so, and you’re writing what you’re absolutely passionate about, bravo! Why do you love it? Count the ways. Be specific in your reply, be revealing, and tell yourself something you’ve never acknowledged before. If not, why not? List all your reasons: practical, silly, emotional, bizarre.

Either way, read on to find ways to rouse your zest for what you’re writing, or to find a way to write what you really want to be writing.

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