This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
We've already sourced five of the best motivational posters to decorate your office and give you the drive (dare we say, the moxie) to write your book, but there's always room for more encouragement. After all, writers deal with procrastination, fear of failure and the urge to give up and take a nap on an almost daily basis; we need every little bit of help we can find. Or buy.
1. This wall decal hails from the can-do city of New York and, appropriately enough, it reads: 'I Will Win, Not Immediately But Definitely'. If that doesn't fire you up, I don't know what will. The decal measures 26 by 16 inches and is handmade in black vinyl. It costs around £9.88 and is available from MyVinylStory on Etsy.
2. We all know how much writers like hot drinks and vintage typewriters, why not combine the two with this 'Stay Up Late and Write' mug? Hopefully, the message will goad you into getting a few more words down before bedtime. Around £9.89 from Etsy.
3. Word Baubles on Etsy makes these fabulous resin and metal pendants with various inspiring slogans. Designs include 'Dream Big', 'In Magic' and 'You Only Fail If You Stop Writing'. The pendants come on a 24-inch ball chain and are available in three different finishes; gunmetal grey, silver or antique bronze. They cost around £9.35 each and are also available as key rings.
4. Remind yourself (and others!) of the awesome power you wield with this 'Careful or you'll end up in my next novel' t-shirt. Hopefully, it'll encourage you to keep on typing. Either that or you'll lose many hours to perfecting your 'evil genius' laugh. Mwa-ha-ha. The t-shirt comes in a choice of navy or burgundy and costs £14.95 from The Literary Gift Company.
5. Writing is hard and sometimes, when you feel as if there are no end to the ways in which you can fail, it can be overwhelming. If you're feeling that way, perhaps this gentle reminder to breathe might provide some comfort. This handmade ID bracelet costs around £11.74 from Etsy and is also available in 'courage' and 'fearless' varieties.