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21 Unique Positive Affirmations for writers (from Interviews)

Unique Affirmations for fiction writers

You can find many websites, videos, and books that tell you come phrases that you can use as affirmations to motivate your writer’s heart. Positive affirmations for writers are easy to create because we often all have the same problems. Writer’s block, lack of motivation, doubts about our ability.

But to give you something more, today I decided to construct affirmations for writers based on interviews with people who have done it. I chose four talented writers and listened carefully to their interviews.

From their words and their tips, I extracted some useful affirmations that I think summarize what they were trying to tell us. If you have something to add, I’ll leave the comments open for your input. Enjoy!

21 Unique Positive Affirmations for writers
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Donna Tartt‘s Positive Affirmations

If you want to know who Donna Tartt went to college with or how to write like Donna Tartt, feel free to visit the link up here and watch her old interview.

  • Reading and writing is all my mind cares about.
  • I work on my book every day.
  • I just can’t help it. I have to write my book.
  • The characters grow with the book.
  • Getting to know characters is like getting to know people: a surprising journey.

J.K. Rowling‘s Writing Affirmations

These affirmations are based on this old interview with J.K. Rowling, if you want to know more about her passion for writing, you can find the interview through the link.

  • I was born to be a writer.
  • I am excited to write.
  • I am in love with my story.
  • Ideas flow easily and freely in my brain.

Sally Rooney‘s Positive Affirmations

This interview with Sally Rooney is fairly recent, so if you want to hear some writing tips and find out how she views fiction writing, this is the video for you.

  • I write about the worlds, the realities that I have lived and know.
  • All people are infinitely creative, I am infinitely creative.
  • I am good at writing.
  • Writing helps me make sense of the world.
  • Writing helps me navigate through life.
  • I want to know where my story is going.
  • I love the process of writing.

Hamilton‘s Writing Affirmations

All of these affirmations are derived from the Hamilton song “Non-stop” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. If you want to hear the song, you can go through the link, but I really recommend watching the whole musical. Great for everyone, but especially for a writer.

  • I am the smartest person in the room
  • I have perfected my writing
  • I am proud of where I am
  • I am not throwing away my chance
  • I am a complete and capable writer

Incorporating affirmations into your writer’s daily routine

Before I tell you how to incorporate these positive affirmations for writers into your writing routine, you need to know what a daily writing routine is and how to create one.

After that, you have three ways to use these positive affirmations for writers:

  • You can say them in the morning after you wake up. In the afternoon when you write, or before you go to bed.
  • Affirm them when you have doubts about your writing passion or when you feel low self-esteem.
  • Say them before you start writing to pump yourself up for the task.

Being a writer is not like being an architect, a banker, or a cashier. It’s not a 9 to 5. If you write for an agency, yes, those are work hours and they are separate from your personal life.
Well, writing fiction is not like that. You never “stop” working.

Sometimes you get ideas while you’re writing, but most of the time you get them in the shower or JUST BEFORE you fall into Morfeo’s arms. (I’m traumatized)

Writing fiction is messy, confusing, and requires the ability to motivate yourself and never stop. Many successful and famous writers like to say: “Don’t count on motivation, it’s never stable. Create a routine and make it a point to follow it every day.

And that’s a useful tip that we all need to hear at least once. I wrote the most in my life when I got up, sat down at my desk and wrote. I didn’t want to in the moment, but I wrote. And I’m proud of it.

If writing your manuscript sometimes feels like a chore, don’t be discouraged. Just keep writing. Write until you have erased all doubt from your mind. And if you need some motivation, this is what you need.

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