Where Dreams Meet the Business of Writing

It’s April! That means it’s time for the ‘BLOGGING A to Z CHALLENGE’. Everyday this month (except Sunday) bloggers will be blogging to a theme, using different letter of the alphabet – running, of course, from A to Z.

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 have knowledge and experience to share with other writers.

I conduct successful workshops to share my expertise.

My classes and workshops are well attended.

I am an organized presenter.

I am a calm speaker and teach with ease.

My speech is concise.

I present a professional and knowledgeable demeanor.

I have appropriate handouts, examples and worksheets, as needed for each class or workshop.

I am a calm and prepared teacher, joyfully sharing my knowledge with others.

teaching writing

Comments on: "A to Z: ‘K’ is for KNOWLEDGE & TEACHING" (8)

  1. This is so lovely Trisha thank you. I meditate and am confident that it helps me in all walks of life. Glad to have found you on the A-Z!
    Garden of Eden Blog

    • Thank you Susan. I agree, meditation is beneficial in so many aspects of our life. And yes, A to Z has introduced me to many wonderful people that I may have missed otherwise.

  2. This is perfect for me since I’m a teacher as well as a writer. Thanks.

  3. Stopping by on the 12th day of the #atozchallenge. Having a good time today blog hopping, saying hi and moving on. So glad I stopped here. This is a wonderful presentation and worthwhile blog for a fellow writer. Thanks for the hard work it takes to make it meaningful. If you have time or interest, I am writing about gardening and related topics this month. Come and visit.

  4. Andrea @ Maybe It's Just Me said:

    I need to try meditating for several reasons, and hopefully will reap benefits in a variety of areas! 🙂

    • Go for it Andrea! I’ve seen many changes in my life after adding meditation to my morning routine. Then I slack off, and I can see how things stop ‘flowing’ in my life as well. You can do it!

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