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What motivates you to keep working on an unfinished manuscript? Do you have an unfinished manuscript that you come back to every now and then? Well, I’m here to tell you that you should keep working on it if that’s what you needed to hear.
1. Inspiration From the Book You’re Reading
What qualities do you admire about the book you’re currently reading? Do you admire the writer’s sense of world building? Their sense of humor or psychological loops and twists?
George Orwell’s 1984 has a great example of world building. From the first page, you get this eerie feeling of what it must be like to be surrounded by posters of Big Brother whose gaze follows you everywhere you go. Telescreens scrutinize your every move. To make matters worse, chocolate is a rarity, coffee is tasteless, and participation in the daily 2-minutes of hate is required.