Motivate Your Writing!

Przednia okładka
UPNE, 2005 - 226
Aspiring and professional writers alike struggle to stay motivated; in the face of distractions, obligations, and procrastination, the desire to write often fails to become the act of writing. Motivated writers, notes the author, are those who have learned to identify their fundamental emotional drives and who have established a writing routine that satisfies those drives. Kelner draws on the research and insights of motivational psychology to show writers how to harness the energy of these fundamental motivators.

With a degree in motivational psychology, Kelner applies not only his training in the field but also his own original research into the motivational patterns typical of writers. Depending on their motivational profile, different writers will respond best to different kinds of feedback and rewards and will function best in different kinds of environments. Kelner explains the basic drives of power, affiliation, and achievement; he shows how these drives are manifested in a wide variety of behaviors; and he provides self-assessment tools to construct your own motivational profile.

In clear and accessible terms, and with numerous examples and anecdotes, Kelner shows writers how they can identify their own primary drives and use that knowledge to arrange their work habits and energize their writing lives.
 

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MOTIVATION
1
Discovering Motives Using Reality Testing
7
Identifying Your Own Motives
11
Attribution Theory
13
DEALING WITH WRITERS BLOCK
19
DEALING WITH WRITERS BLOCK
26
HEREDITY
35
19
38
Motivate Your Selling
131
OTHER PEOPLE
156
Workshops
170
When You Are Not Writing
188
29
191
Changing Your Motives
195
31
201
Discovering Your Motives Using the Picture Story Exercise
207

GOAL SETTING
97
18
106
THE PROCESS OF WRITING
113
Steps in the Writing Process
119
Case Studies
214
Sample Development Plans
220
DEALING WITH WRITERS BLOCK
223
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