Curious Questions for Writers

Do you challenge yourself to write everyday?

What are your daily writing goals?

What are your long-term writing goals?

Does using a different instrument than usual such as a laptop, pen, phone, marker, lipstick, pencil, nail polish, clicky pencil, tri-colored pen, your finger on a steamy mirror, letter-shaped magnets, spray paint, your finger in spaghetti sauce, paint, chalk, toothpaste squeezed out of a tube, or glitter glue still count towards your writing goals?

What do you like to write best? Popular examples are blog posts, journals, poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, expository essays, opinion pieces, social media arguments, scripts, plays, LISTS!, musicals, short stories, loooooong stories, literary essays (MLA style is #1,) history papers (in Chicago style?!,) psychological or sociological studies (in APA style!,) response papers, thesis papers, technical writing, recipes, love letters, hate mail, text messages, cheeky posters, emails, famous quotes, quotes you made up, or something else?

Has any of your writing ever been published? Where? (Your own blog doesn’t count, but someone else’s blog definitely counts!)

What is your publication dream goal, if you have one?

If you don’t care to be published, why do you write?

Who don’t you want to read your work? What are you trying to hide?

How is your penmanship? Spelling? Grammar? How much do these things matter to you?

What materials do you read to help you improve your own writing?

What else do you do to help improve your writing?

What is the best emotional response you have received for something you’ve written? Who was it from?

What is your favorite work that you’ve ever written? How old were you? Why is it your favorite? Who did you let read it?

Who is your current favorite author?

Besides me, who is your favorite writer of all time? (It doesn’t have to be an author.)

Do you have a harder time starting or finishing your piece?

I have a harder time finishing, so I will end the questions there. πŸ™‚ If I want to cheat at my own personal writing goals, I am going to answer these questions myself.

My current goal, you ask? One public blog entry a day minimum, no matter how small. I sometimes make exceptions to this for a day or two, but I know I won’t reach that long-term goal unless I’m putting in the work.

If you want to know the answers to the rest of these questions, you’ll have to wait until I am not falling asleep, attempting to type this with only one tired eye open.

Please answer them yourself, though! I would love to know more about my fellow

If you answer all of these questions in any medium, with any instrument, count it towards your daily writing goal!

1 Comment

  1. I think the most important question is the first one, and I feel that writers who want to take their craft seriously should write every day, no exceptions.
    Of course, I don’t set a high daily word count, but the doing itself happens every day for me.
    Thanks for these interesting questions, and I’m looking forward to your answers!


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