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Y: Young Adult

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Y: Young Adult

Here’s a few affirmations for those that write in the Young Adult genre.

  • Memorable characters abound in my Young Adult writing.
  • The details I add bring my Young Adult novel to life.
  • My Young Adult voices are realistic.
  • My Young Adult books tell meaningful stories.
  • My Young Adult characters are well-developed and believable.
  • My Young Adult stories are diverse, imaginative, and unique.

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X: (E)Xperience

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My experiences provide rich fodder for my writing.

My life experiences gives me wisdom.

Emotions from my own experiences are conveyed in my writing.

People I’ve met provide a wealth of negative and positive traits for my characters.

Experiences in my past make great building blocks in my stories.

I use what I know in my writing.

The world I know provides a wealth of writing material.



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I am a member of an awesome writing group.

The people I need for this particular part of my writing journey enter my life.

The best people to be in my authors circle are in my life, or on their way.

I actively participate in my writing group and gain knowledge and support.

My writing groups enhance my life as an author, adding depth, focus and clarity to my writing.

My writing is stronger and more polished from my writing group’s critiques and comments.

My writing group is a tremendous network, bringing writing opportunities and new authors to my writing world.

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V: Voice (A Writer’s Voice)

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I have a unique voice that shines through in my writing.

I choose the appropriate narrative voice for each project.

My voice is authentic.

I say things in my own distinctive way.

My voice sets me apart from the crowd.

I have something special to say.

I have a unique way of saying what’s in my mind.


U: Uncommon

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U: Uncommon

Are these affirmations about writing, or about life? Maybe a little bit of both today. I was probably influenced by another blog I just wrote, about a most unusual, uncommon kind of hiker. Ron Ulrich hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2012 – all 2,660 miles in 26 weeks, wearing 26 different wedding dresses. (See post here, with a picture of him at the end of the trail in his final wedding dress.)

As our writing reflects our life and our own personalities, I’m thinking that the more uniqueness we have in our daily life, the more uncommon our writing will be. And that’s a good thing, to not always be in the middle of the herd, the same as everyone else.

Here are a few affirmations. Use them for your writing. Or, adapt them and use for any aspect of your life.

  • My writing reflects my own unique voice.
  • I make my writing my own.
  • My stories and characters are uncommon and different.
  • I follow my own writing path.
  • My writing shows that I am an uncommon individual, with my own fingerprint in life.
  • I blaze my own trail in my writing career.
  • I meld the best aspects of everything I see into my own uncommon style.


T: Time for Writers

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Rich or poor, healthy or ill – we all get the same amount of time.

I choose to use part of my allotted time for my love of writing.

I consistently choose to use part of my daily time to write.

I may write, or I may brainstorm, research, outline, or edit.

I honor my writing by creating time in my day for my craft.

I am a writer. It is part of me.

Each day I honor my writing by creating time in my life for my craft.

Each day, every day, I write.

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S: Social Media

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Here are a few affirmations I’ve come up with for social media. What I first wanted to say was ‘I refuse to left my life get sucked into all the social media outlets out there!’. But, in the realm of keeping it positive, I’ve reworded a few of my initial thoughts. Because, I don’t know if you’re like me, but as I’m writing, I need to check a fact or a source. I hop online…just for a moment. While I’m here, I’ll just do a quick Facebook check…and an hour later (or more) I’m finally getting back to my article.

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I use my social media time efficiently.

I spend my social media time on the outlets that work best for me.

I remain positive and upbeat with my social media posts.

My social media presence is a drama free zone.

I am thankful for the contacts I make through social media.

I only use the time I have available to connect with my social media friends.

I acknowledge the positive aspects of social media and release what is not needed.

I remain in control of the time and energy I use for social media.

–If you have any additional thoughts or affirmations on controlling the social media beast, please feel free to share them.

R: Research

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Here’s some affirmations for research. As always, feel free to change any to reflect your own voice and needs.

R: Research

My research adds details to my writing, creating a realistic scene.

Research helps make my characters believable.

I easily locate the sources I need for my research.

The research tools I need cross my path as if by magic.

I make contact with the experts I need that share their experience and expertise with me.

I have a system in place that keeps my research organized and makes it easy to locate key information.

I easily collect the information I need.

I know when I need more research.

I know when to stop collecting data and start writing.



Q: Queries

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More affirmations for writers, to go with the letter of the day – Q.


I joyfully send my queries to editors, agents and publishers.

I set aside time each week to query and search for publishing opportunities.

I regularly submit queries.

My queries are succinct and to the point.

My queries go to the correct people that need to see them.

I research opportunities and send queries for the best possible fit.

My queries include all the necessary information.


P: Patience

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Here are some affirmations to use to bring patience to a writer’s world. Change up any as needed to reflect your own voice and needs.


I am patient.

I see my career unfolding before me, like a pathway, one brick at a time.

Every day I make progress.

Each brick I add to my pathway contributes to my success.

My planning and plotting is as necessary to my success as my writing.

It is what it is. In my life and in my writing.

I am at peace with where I am.

Everything blossoms and unfolds in its own timing.


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