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!

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A to Z: ‘V’ is for VOICE

I have a unique voice that shines through my writing.

I choose the appropriate narrative voice for each project.

My writer’s voice is authentic.

I tell my stories in my own distinctive way.

My writing voice sets me apart from the crowd.

I have something special to say.

I have a unique way of saying what I say.

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Comments on: "A to Z: ‘V’ is for VOICE" (6)

  1. Voice is so critical to authentic writing. When I read that queries need to reflect the voice of the manuscript, that makes sense to me–in theory. In actuality, I can’t do it! How does one reflect the tone/voice of the manuscript in a non-novel document?

    • Thanks for stopping Sharon. I wish I had the answer to that one! That’s one I’m still working on. I suppose that’s an instance where the practice, practice, practice comes into play.

  2. I think we all have something special to say.

  3. I echo Liz A. “I have something special to say.” I believe we all write because we do have something special to say, something that we want to share with others. I know that’s why I use my voice.

    • True Lucy. And even those that don’t write, they have something special to say also. Sometimes its shared with other media: song, paint, glass, fiber … and sometimes just in kindnesses.
      You truly do have a special and unique message!

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