Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Positive Voice - Using Affirmations For Writers

writer's block dreaded
empty page in front of me
stuck in the process

© Claudia Blanton 2013 

As Writers we can be our own worst enemy. Our internal dialogue can be more defeating then those of our critiques, and also very disabling in our writing process.
I am no exception, spending days in self-doubt rather then progressing through a story, second-guessing every word until I squeeze the last bit of joy of putting words onto a page, until it feels more like bleeding then a creative form of expression.

One way I have come across to combat this down-spiral of self-condemning and destructive inner dialogue, is via Affirmation.

Affirmations, specifically for Writers are an expression of self-love, that allows us to free our internal conversations toward a more productive and positive goal.

In my search for these specific types of affirmations, I have come across a few websites whom have touched the topic as well as offered some affirmation examples.

Balboa Press (a division of Hay House Publishing) offers 5 specific affirmations to get back into the flow of the process here:

Bryan Hutchinson from Positive Writer also adds affirmations while speaking about our inner voice:

Writer's Relief offers practical advice on how to use the affirmations most effectively

while the following site allows you to write (with some help) an instant "Writer's Affirmation Poem:

Have a wonderful and positive day!

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