Belief

Thursday, April 2, 2015



So we've established that you have the makings of a writer inside you and there's evidence—years of scribbled stories stashed away somewhere gathering dust.

Whether you recognize it or not, those story snippets have laid the groundwork for the journey you're about to embark on. They might not be in any shape to win a competition, but they provide the proof you need that your 'writerly' aspirations are not a hazy dream, but form the basis of what will grow into something of substance.

For now, the next step to take on this journey might be uncertain, but you must have a firm belief that you can and will do this. The Pocket Oxford Dictionary defines belief as a feeling that something exists or is true, especially one without proof; a firmly held opinion; trust or confidence.


With a firm resolve, an appetite for knowledge and a lot of stick-to-it-iveness, the writing career you're dreaming of is possible to achieve.

“It doesn't matter if thousands of people believe in you, unless You believe in You.”
                                                                              Maddy Malhotra

25 comments:

  1. Belief (Believe) is a beautiful, profound word. The etymology of it is particularly fascinating.

    2015 A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Matthew MacNish from The QQQE

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  2. I so agree. I think anyone who is creative needs to have a healthy belief in him/herself. The trick is not to get too full of ourselves. :-)

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  3. Belief is powerful and necessary. I chose that same word for the IWSG post today.

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  4. it's in the power of it, some just need to find it... I need to find it!

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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  5. Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained. People are often too afraid of failure to try things. I have no desire to be a writer and there are no snippets anywhere, but regardless of the topic or the venture, I love seeing people trying, venturing, learning. And even if they don't make it all the way, the effort is in itself rewarding.

    Happy A-Z
    Sandy at Bridge and Beyond

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  6. That's right - you have to believe in yourself!

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  7. It takes stamina to hold onto a belief, especially belief in yourself.

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  8. Wonderful word. For me belief is a work in progress. Some days it comes easily and others I have to work for it.

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  9. Excellent words for me to read today. Thank you. I believe I will take them to heart. tm

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  10. Thanks for the encouraging words to writers. I really like your theme!

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  11. Great post. Thanks for the encouraging words.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  12. Oh yes, 'belief'! Ask, Believe, Receive as the Law of Attraction advises... I look forward to reading more AtoZ posts throughout the month, Joy. #AtoZChallenge - Carol Cameleon at VirtuallyAllSorts.com @AllSortsHere

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  13. Belief is very important, and the time to invest to get the actual work done. Visiting via the A to Z!

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  14. Belief is such a strong and motivational word!

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  15. Belief is a big thing. It can be hard to attain no matter how much you've achieved. Sometimes it's blind faith and just keep marching on.

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  16. I agree. One word can stand for a million if it is the right word. Belief is one of those.
    Well said.

    Bushman
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @jwb81074

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  17. Belief is what made me move past my fear. I had to believe this was a gift from God.

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  18. I couldn't agree more. A very well written and considered post. You certainly reminded me of my first year taking my writing seriously and moving to the next step.

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  19. I couldn't agree more. A very well written and considered post. You certainly reminded me of my first year taking my writing seriously and moving to the next step.

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  20. So true . You have to believe in yourself first. Excellent word choice and great post.

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  21. I LOVE that quote, and agree with it wholeheartedly. Too many times we fear the unknown. You are right though...belief comes from inside the soul!

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  22. I agree, that quote sums it up. No what anyone else thinks of me, or even knows I can do doesn't matter- it only matters what I know I can do. (And by know, of course, I mean believe).

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  23. That's the tough part. Some days we believe and others we don't.
    Heather

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