To Convince Others, You Must Believe

Fifty-four years ago, on April 9th in 1963, Sir Winston Churchill became the second person to become an Honorary Citizen of the United States, and since then, this day has been known as Winston Churchill Day.

As well as being Prime Minister of the UK during the war years, Churchill is fondly remembered as an incredibly talented and inspirational writer, and today, many authors continue to learn from his wise words.

As authors, our goal is to bring our readers into a world of our making, to convince them, if only for a while, that our stories are real. To give them an escape wrapped in well-written sentences, and weaved through pages of imagination. When I wrote the Reborn Trilogy, I first had to believe my story myself.

It’s because of this that this is one of my favorite Churchill quotes.

“Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe.”
Winston S. Churchill

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