A Writer’s Most Important Needs

surveyI want to find a need and fill it. That’s what my Writer’s First Aid blog has always been about.

But times change, and people change.

Have your writing needs changed?

Your Biggest Writing Needs

Today I’d like to take a survey and find out what subjects you’re most interested in. Some of my blog topics strike a nerve, resulting in a dozen comments. Some topics don’t elicit much response, but I don’t know if that means the topics aren’t helpful or not.

So…what topics would you like to hear more about? Here are some that have “hit a nerve” in the past and elicited many responses.

Some Possible Choices

  • rejection
  • writing schedules
  • setting boundaries
  • creativity
  • discipline
  • distraction
  • families
  • writing fears
  • finding time
  • getting started
  • goals
  • habits
  • inspiration
  • motivation
  • perseverance
  • procrastination
  • rejections
  • schedules
  • self-care
  • spiritual issues and writing
  • time management
  • voice
  • writer’s block
  • writing schedule
  • OTHER_______

Please leave a comment if you have any preferences at all. Or email me at kristi.holl@gmail.com if you don’t want to post a public comment.

I want to write about the things that matter most to you!

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17 Responses to A Writer’s Most Important Needs

  1. kwpadmin says:

    So far, in emails to me, I’ve had the subjects of organization, time management, platform building, motivation, and family distractions listed.

    Any more thoughts?

  2. Rebecca says:

    It’s terrific that you are stopping to take stock, although I will say that I love your blog as it is. Yours is one of the very few blogs I read regularly, and the only one I’ve stuck with for several years in a row, probably because I find so much inspiration, encouragement, and food for thought here.

    To answer your question: Almost all of the topics you listed strike a chord with me, but probably the biggies are time management, discipline and habits, schedules, and families.

  3. All of your choices are good topics, but I would probably say top on my list are procrastination, writing fears, and family distractions. Thanks for all the great posts!

  4. AllyM says:

    Technology Tips, how to utilize the technology available to best use. I use my blackberry for most things & find it useful. With little ones around I can’t always use my laptop.

  5. kwpadmin says:

    Thanks, everyone, for your feedback. All these comments are a big help! :-)

  6. Jen Rathe says:

    schedules, inspiration, rejection, gathering ideas, creativity, spiritual issues and writing

  7. Katlyn says:

    Anything that has to do with motivation, perseverance, overcoming various frustrations, schedules, goals… All you listed above sound good! :) As a beginning writer, all would be helpful!

  8. Anne Bromley says:

    Kristi, I have been reading your blog steadily for many years, and it’s one of the few that I keep ON reading! All those topics strike a nerve, but especially matters of creativity and perseverance. Keep on keeping on! You’re doing a great service to the writing community. To ANY community, for that matter.

  9. kwpadmin says:

    Jen, Katlyn, and Anne–thanks for your input and your kind words! I really do appreciate them. :-)

  10. Deanna says:

    Your blog always encourages me! I enjoy each post, but articles about time management, procrastination, setting boundaries, and juggling family issues usually catch my undivided attention. I’d love more advice about blogging as well. My blog languishes between my spurts of inspiration. I’m not very consistent with it and that bothers me. This is sometimes due to other writing projects taking priority time. Other times, my inconsistency is due to my own withdrawal into my shell–not feeling like being “out there” with my private thoughts. Any advice?

  11. kwpadmin says:

    Deanna, thank you for leaving this comment. That is most helpful. I will be sharing some blogging ideas and information about a free blogging course I took recently that taught me a lot! (And I’ve been blogging for four years already.)

    The other topics you mentioned are where I live!!!! Boundaries, family issues, time management–it is a consistent challenge! :-)

  12. Hi Kristi, Here are my picks: Creativity, discipline, distraction, families, inspiration, motivation, procrastination, self-care. I’ve been a regular reader of your blog for several years, and I often dip into your 2 Writer’s First Aid books when I need a boost. Though I picked several topics, I read all your posts and always find something I can apply or pass along to other writers. Thanks for the great job that you do.

  13. Paula says:

    Good topics all.
    Under “other,” how about self-doubt?

  14. MizB says:

    Hey, Kristi — I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog, as you always have something that sparks inspiration in me… and I don’t always apply it just to writing, either! It’s been useful for other areas of my life, as well! :)

    But, I could always use more on the topics of procrastination, perseverance, getting started, habits, and discipline. I’m sure a lot more, too, but these are the ones that jumped out from the list you gave.

    Thanks for the writing you do… for continuing with the blog… and for the inspiration you’ve given.


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