Writing Tips, Inspiration and Motivation – M is for Munchies for Motivation

Photo (and munchies) by Nicole Rivera


“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
Richard Bach

Motivation: Reward Yourself As You Go

Let’s Call It The “Brain-Gut Connection”: As Richard Bach explained above, the only thing separating the amateurs from the pros is the ability to get your writing DONE. For me, there is one simple key to ensuring I get anything done: chocolate. Whether it is brownies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate milk, or straight up chocolate bars, that’s all it takes. There is one key, though, I can only have my treat after I have done my writing for the day. If you have a munchie that you adore and would do almost anything for, why not make it your brand new writing reward?



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Nicole Rivera is a writer and blogger from Staten Island, NY. She loves stories in all their forms - books, movies, TV, theater - and hopes, one day to help contribute to the vast world of published stories. In the meantime, she writes away on her blog Rivera Runs Through It while hanging out with her husband, her dog, and the random neighborhood rooster that she calls "Chicken." Tweet Nicole anytime about what you're reading, writing or watching @Riverand. (Bonus points for chocolate and Doctor Who related chats!)


  1. What’s my reward…? Shopping at Pier 1! I know, I know, it’s totally random. I just love how it smells in there and then all of the global infused furniture. Maybe it could get expensive…

  2. I just had some very frustrating moments trying to comment an A to Z post so I want to smash a whole bunch of cookies into my mouth and scream!! (or avoid screaming, actually!)

    Ever since I went to a russian bakery in San Francisco yesterday I’ve been craving my grannies mothball cookies, which are sometimes called mexican wedding cookies and sometimes russian tea cakes, I believe… anyway… glad to be here and glad to be thinking and praying this works better than the last!

  3. Snacks??? I like snacks. My fave? Salt N’ Vinegar chips. Best write session munchie food ever! Gotta watch the crumbs and my keyboard though 😛

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