Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B is for Believe

B is for...

 

Believe.  As just a word on its own, it sounds like magic to me. 

Belief in yourself and your story.  The magic that happens when we, as writers, do both.  When we believe in our written worlds, we invite our readers to do the same.  And once they believe in our star-crossed lovers fates, climb our mountains on long sojourns to elsewhere or believe in our unlikely hero's with impossible odds, they begin to feel our stories.

Suspension of disbelief is easy when the readers heart is fully entrenched in the hero's pocket.  But you'll never get the reader there, if you do not first believe in your story or in yourself.

Now, this goes out to my Insecure Writers Support Group compatriots this first Wednesday of the month.  I know I have the ability above.  And may do okay with this whole writing adventure.  Just need to get my boots back down on the trail and my fingers to the keys...

Good writing folks!  Grab a donut and a coffee on your way out and I'll see ya tomorrow fellow A to Zers!

7 comments:

  1. "Believe" is a great word for and IWSG post. You'll find that all the members here will help you believe in yourself. Welcome to the IWSG!

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  2. I love the picture posted. Nice post. Believing is the thing that will get you through it. Heh, made me thing of a Journey song "Don't Stop Believing".

    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

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  3. Amen, sister. Believe. Some people think it's silly, but you and i know!

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  4. I find I have to move fast to get it written before I start disbelieving enough to delete it.

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  5. If we believe in our characters and in their story -- then, it will feel real to the readers. :-)

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  6. Like everyone, I am a WIP, and I am a writer with WIPs and I have struggled with believing that I can do it ... I have veered from the path so many times that writing is still vitally important to me, but not the be-all, end-all goal of my life. I've fulfilled myself in countless other ways while on the path to becoming a published author. Good to meet you. Stopping by from the A-Z and am a new follower.

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