As I endeavor to become a world-class writer, I will use these four “writing affirmations” as a source of motivation and direction:
1. I WRITE CONSISTENTLY.
“I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning.” – Peter DeVries
Writers write. Therefore if I wish to be a writer, I must write…daily.
2. I write CLEARLY.
“Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.” – Albert Camus
Clarity is key. If what I write is not understood, I have failed.
3. I write CONCISELY.
“The secret to good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components.” – William Zissner
No fluff. I will use only the words that clarify my message.
4. I write with CONVICTION.
“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” – Anais Nin
I will not only write that which I desire to be read, but also that which needs to be said.