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November 10, 2011

Having Hope and Faith as a Writer

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman wrote this great article about having both faith and hope when it comes to your writing career. She writes:

As we all know, a writer needs an abundance of hope as well as faith in order to survive this industry. As similar as those two terms may seem, they are vastly different.

Let’s check Webster’s for clarification:

Hope: To cherish a desire with anticipation. To expect with confidence.

Faith: Something that is believed especially with strong conviction, without question.

Simply put, hope involves expectations, but faith is a constant, unwavering belief that something exists or will happen.

The problem with hope is it’s ever-changing and often depends on other people’s actions – actions you can’t control, but hope will happen.

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November 10, 2011

Quote of the Day: Wilson Mizner

If you steal from one author, it’s research; if you steal from many, it’s research.