Post these affirmations to your desk or on your computer when Writer’s Block becomes too familiar to you:
1) My greatest piece is yet to come.
2) I can write. I have knowledge, wisdom, and discernment.
3) I have a “camera eye” for ideas.
4) I will write at least one page today.
5) I will write beautifully like an impressionist painter who does art.
6) I have a way with words.
7) My mind absorbs everything around me.
8) I will submit at least one piece for publication this month.
9) I have the courage to talk to anyone about achieving my writing goals.
10) I will get one piece accepted for publication this month.
Further, read an inspiring story or book about someone who did something courageous. Then, writing won’t seem so daunting. For example, I suggest the book, “Across African Sand,” by Phil Deutschle. He was stalked by lions, charged by a herd of enraged elephants, and he encountered poisonous snakes in his travels. Is writing that scary?
Finally, just tell yourself that Writer’s Block is for blockheads and that you are intelligent. You are an intelligent person because you choose to write and keep learning about things.
Write, simply write!
Copyright 2012 by Charlotte Digregorio.