I thought this time I’d go for something a bit more direct, perhaps basic, but good all the same.
DO YOU WANT TO WRITE?
This is a simple question. If ‘Yes’, then continue on. If ‘No’, then I’m surprised you’re still here.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO WRITE?
There is no wrong answer here. Whether it’s because you want to share a story, an idea, or make a little cash, it’s best to be honest. It’s okay to want to turn a profit from your craft, especially when it’s all you want to do. The point is to know WHY. What is your purpose?
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO WRITE?
Again – no wrong answers. It’s pretty straight-forward stuff.
HOW WILL YOU WRITE?
Laptop? Type-writer? Scrap paper?
WHERE WILL YOU WRITE?
Home? Park? Library? Cafe?
DO YOU HAVE TIME TO WRITE?
TRICK QUESTION. There is always time to write.
DO YOU ENJOY WRITING?
This is a big one…
You may have noticed that only the first and last question here are a yes or no question. There’s also a marriage between the two. It’s possible that you WANT to write, but DON’T enjoy it. It’s also possible that you DO enjoy writing, but DON’T want to do it.
If this is the problem that you’ve run in to, then you need to rethink your answers for the rest of the questions.
Here’s an example:
You’re living by yourself. You’re hungry. You might enjoy a good bowl of pasta, but don’t want one tonight, because maybe you yourself aren’t good at cooking one up. How do you fix this? You open up a cookbook, perform trial and error, and you might end up resolving the issue with relative ease.
If you want to write, but don’t enjoy it, find ways to spice it up. Try writing in a new atmosphere/location, and start off with a new type of story you’ve never delved in before.
Trial and error is the name of the game.
Practice makes perfect.