Where Dreams Meet the Business of Writing

I’m blogging about WRITER’S ZEN: Where writing and meditation meet.

Meditation and positive affirmations can directly benefit our lives in many aspects. It also can benefit our writing — in the creative aspects, our productivity, our career as an author, our feelings about writing and much more. I’m making a conscious effort to make more time in my life for meditation. I’m also practicing using some of these techniques to improve my writing. Through the A to Z blog challenge, I’m sharing some of mine with you.

Read through the affirmations for each subject. Some will probably resonate with you better than others. Maybe all of them will. Maybe none of them will. We are all on our own paths, having diverse needs at different times. Even on our own individual journey, we still require different words and messages on different days.

Pick one or two thoughts that speak to you. Sit quietly for a few moments. Repeat the affirmations to yourself. Say them aloud. Reflect on how these thoughts affect your life and your writing. Are there roadblocks in your life that is stopping the goodness from entering? Are we in any way allowing this roadblock to exist? Are we putting it there ourselves? Open your mind to allowing new possibilities to present themselves.

If a phrase feels more needed, copy it onto an index card or post-it note. Keep it with you, in the car, or on the computer. Repeat throughout the day, reinforcing the message.

Give it a try! Let me know if these help your writing, or if you have any thoughts on affirmations that would be useful to use in your daily life.

Happy Writing!



I am thankful for the writing opportunities I have.

I appreciate the support and critiques from my circle of authors and friends.

I am grateful for the passion and inspiration that fuels my writing.

Thank you for the source of the stories that sprout and grow in my mind.

Thank you for the knowledge I’ve learned.

Thank you for the people that have crossed my path, bringing new sources of income my way, teaching me and expanding my world.

I am grateful for the plethora of knowledge available to me – helping me grow as a writer.

I express my gratitude for the many things that help me as a writer. The list is endless. I am thankful for the new sources of appreciation I see every day.


Comments on: "A to Z: ‘E’ is for EXPRESSING GRATITUDE" (4)

  1. I am grateful for this blog.
    I am grateful for Alan who printed off my story so I can post it off to the competition people.

  2. “The list is endless”…. so true. If I pay attention to the world around me, I have an endless list of gratitude to express in my writing.

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