An old joke suggests that artistic creation is 99 percent perspiration and one percent inspiration.
There is some truth to this statement: without hard work and a clear vision, artistic creation is bound to remain locked in the mind of the creator.
Motivation is just one element in a menu of attributes necessary for artistic success.
It is however, an absolutely vital aspect of creative endeavour.
It is in this spirit that I hope to offer practical, straight-forward advice on finding the proper motivation to write or engage in other forms of artistic expression.
I hope you enjoy taking this journey with me and look forward to your feedback.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments, questions or criticisms.
You can also follow me on Twitter c/o @natemotivate or visit my website at www.natehendley.com.
I look forward to hearing from you.
-Nate Hendley, writer, author, blogging sage
(cover page photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/stasiland/477377997/, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons)