Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A to Z Challenge Day #2 (Pixar #7)

Good morning you beautiful guys and dolls! As you can see, I am combining 2 challenges, the A to Z challenge and the Pixar blogging challenge. I hope you don't mind, but I have tried to combine them in a way so they just mesh together:)

Letter B is for BELIEVE

This could go in so many directions.

BELIEVE in yourself. You have talent. You have skill. BELIEVE in your abilities and techniques.
BELIEVE in what you do. Have some passion and desire and be confident that what you do is worth doing.
BELIEVE in your faith. Don't back down. Don't be embarrassed. Hold on to it.
BELIEVE in the end result of what you do. Why do you write? Teach? Paint? Sing? Whatever you do, you must BELIEVE that your final goal is worth the trouble, time, and tears you pour into what you are doing. There is an end. Why are you you pressing in that direction? BELIEVE.


Pixar Challenge day 7 is also about the end. The end of your story. Write your ending before the middle. In your story, think about the end result? What is you want your MC to learn, to discover, to make? Think bout that ending and BELIEVE in your MC enough to know they are going to make it to the end. They are going to overcome such a great obstacle, the ending of their story will be fabulous.

Writing the end first will also excite you as the writer, to create a great middle. Why? Because you BELIEVE in your story enough to have that great ending and to keep the fire lit from beginning to end. Fabulous beginnings are sometimes easy because you have an awesome idea to start with. Ending can be a bit tougher because you want to end with bang, but you also need it to be complete and satisfying. So, if you have an ending that is amazing, right from the start, then you have a goal to work for. something to BELIEVE in while writing the middle that sometimes slows or sags.

So today, my friends, I want you to take a marker and a few index cards and write the word BELIEVE. Tape the cards in various places where you will be reminded today, this week, this month, to BELIEVE.

Thanks for visiting! What is it you believe in today?

Please be sure to visit others in the A to Z Challenge. The link is in my top sidebar.

And PLEASE visit the other beautiful dolls participating in the Pixar Blog Challenge!

Kate
Mary
Alex
Regina

23 comments:

  1. I believe! And I always know my ending before I begin writing.

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    1. Really? Sometimes I know the ending, but not always. Sometimes I figure it during the planning stage, and sometimes it happens after I start writing. But I always know before the ending is written...

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  2. I believe in Yes and Willin' and Why Not? I believe in Possibility and Change and most of all Nature.
    Jan Morrison

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    1. You have to be willing before you can say why not, so possibility and change can happen:)

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  3. For some reason, when I write, I always have the end in mind. For me, it helps propel the story forward.

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    1. Its always fun to think of the terrble things that keep my MC from achieving the wonderful ending I have planned. Does that sound bad?

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  4. What do I believe? That someday, maybe, I will find a way to publish. Something.

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  5. Good advice, and yes, the ending is a must, otherwise you'll get lost on the path there!

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    1. That is so true, but you know, sometimes the ending changes because of that path I get lost on!

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  6. Believe yes. Faith is the strongest weapon you have.

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    1. Faith is strong and it's the substance of things hoped for.

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  7. This is probably the most important word of all. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Hi Tonja! And I agree. Believing is so important!

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  8. So true - I needed to read this today, as have had a rejection and need to find that belief!!

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    1. Oh, Vikki! So sorry to hear about that. I know it hurts. I've been there. It does get better, but it takes time. (((hugs)))

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  9. Excellent! So now I have to go and stick a post it note on my fridge, in the car, and on the back of the bathroom door...

    Good post. :-)

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    1. I've got them all over the house, too. Right now, I need a good does of this myself:)

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  10. Oooo I like it--Believe! Words to live by.

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    1. Without faith, what do you have? You are so right! Great words to live by!

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  11. I believe you are so talented and that your book will rock the world ;D

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    1. Ella, you are so sweet! Thanks for visiting today:) By the way, your creativity rocks the world for sure:)

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  12. Visiting from the AtoZ challenge. Nice blog. I really like your graphics! And our Bs are related.

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