POSITIVE reinforcement: FIVE TIPS

POSITIVE reinforcement: FIVE TIPS

What would you do if you had a magic tool for injecting positive attitudes and ideas directly into your writing career? Would you use it?

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I think the idea that if we had a magic button that we could push and all of our negativism would disappear is a rather interesting idea and one that I want to enlarge upon.

Let’s pretend that there IS a magic formula. Would you use it?

I guess we will see because below are a few tips for doing just that. Go on. Steal this list. You need the positive input anyway, right?


1. Place a note on the mirror you look into most often. Make it say positive affirmations like: You CAN do this. Or, YOU ARE A WRITER or, YOUR WORK DOES NOT SUCK and there are a whole plethora of others. If you need help with designing one, just ask.

2. Look for videos and podcasts to listen to and view that will lift you up as a writer. WRITER GROUPIE is a great one to cut your teeth on.

3. Get control of your life by setting deadlines, goals, and make a schedule. Make yourself accountable! (Additional note: if you are finding that you have NO time left over, begin setting a clock for twenty minutes for writing time – every one has ten-twenty minutes a day that they are doing something that is stealing their creativity)

4. Get 8 hours of sleep. I promise if you will try to do this one, all the others will be easy. Sometimes we are just too tapped out to do another thing. Go on. Take a nap!

5. Begin an exercise/diet/food diary. If you commit to get fit, you will be more on top of your game and able to accomplish more.

Being busy is one thing – being active and accomplished is quite another. Get out there and make it happen. Do you want this writing career or not?

About master

Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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