Dianne Dodson’s Writer’s Motivation


This end mark is used around the world an unlimited number of times daily.  These are some of the questions I have asked myself with a smile or frown.  I know many writers have asked some of these questions too.  What do I need to know about the time period in my book?  Is my plot interesting?  Will my first chapter hook the readers?  Are my characters round or flat?  Will I finish rewriting chapter one?  Is writing my first book a one and done experience for me?

Now I want to respond to these general questions asked before question marks.  My response is writing is fun, but I have a tremendous number of unanswered questions about the book writing process.  I better keep a day job!  So, today I want to personally thank all of the writers in the world.  Keep up the great work in-spite of unlimited questions!


6 thoughts on “Dianne Dodson’s Writer’s Motivation”

  1. Hello Dianne! Even seasoned writers have questions and insecurities. Don’t give up––keep learning. Thanks for following my blog. I am now following yours. I look forward to your posts.


  2. If you love writing, Dianne, just keep going and learning. Nothing about this vocation happens quickly, and persistence pays off. And early drafts are supposed to be a mess, so let your worries go. With each pass, your story will improve. 🙂


  3. Hi new friend and a writer as well. Here’s my life wrapped up. Mom of many, wife of a beloved pilot and when my youngest was 16, a friend, a pro actress said, “Go to NYC and find work.” I did. And daytime dramas, movies, plays opened their casting hearts and embraced me. One night, on stage during a run of a play where i had the lead-YIPPEE!-I felt something wrong with my voice. A specialist said I had spasmodic dysphonia-voice all gone. Years of this sweet time had ended. Creative juices still flowed and I wrote my first book. Twenty plus published books and still going strong. I’m 86. I say never give up.


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