Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Writers’ Pledge

by Cathy Fyock @CathyFyock

One day I was meeting with a client who told me about the pledge that she and her grandson had written. It was an affirmation they would say together to set a powerful and positive intention for their day.

I thought it was a wonderful idea and decided to write my own Writers’ Pledge with input from my writer colleagues and clients. At the insistence of my coaching clients, we say it together at the beginning of every coaching call. 


I thought it might be a great reminder about setting our intentions about writing.


I pledge that I will use my power to make today a fantastic day. I will block writing time on my calendar, and I will honor that time commitment and hold it as sacred, creative time.


I pledge that I will not allow my negative voice to guide my thinking or stop my creative process. I will surround myself with people who love me and support my writing.


I pledge to tell my story—to share my experiences—with authenticity and without apology. I know that in telling my story I can provide others with the gifts of hope, wisdom, and joy. 


I pledge that I will continue to work so that I gain clarity and focus for my readers, audiences, and clients. Then I can continue to make the world a better place, one word at a time.


Are you setting a positive intention for your writing each day? How do you do it?


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If you’d like to receive a copy of my Writers’ Pledge to print and post near your desk, please send me an email at with Writers’ Pledge in the subject line!

Cathy Fyock is The Business Book Strategist, and works with professionals and thought leaders who want to write a book as a business development strategy. Since starting her business as a book coach in 2014, she has helped more than 160 professionals become published authors. Her most recent book is The Speaker Author: Sell More Books and Book More Speeches. She can be reached at or 502-445-6539.


  1. I loved the Writers' Pledge, Kathy. Those are such inspiring words. Thank you always for sharing your wise writing. I truly appreciate everything.

    1. Thanks so much! I love the pledge and I use it with my clients for all our meetings.

  2. Good goals to keep in mind. Donevy