Well how 'bout that? There's one I didn't know, and I think I'll be adding it to my list of favorite words.
What it means (if you don't know):
noun: yeasayer; plural noun: yeasayers
- 1.a person with a positive, confident outlook.
- From Dictionary.com
I've always thought that being called a naysayer was bordering on insult. I know, the actual definition doesn't seem so, but if you look up its synonyms, e.g. cynic and pessimist, they're not flattering. And here we have its antonym.
When I read the word last night, after musing for a bit on what angle to approach it as an A to Z post, I came to this: why are we such naysayers about our own writing? About our writing abilities? Goodness knows, there's plenty of people who will put it down--and for reasons that are anything but fair and accurate.
Instead of being a naysayer about ourselves and our writing, and our dreams and aspirations, let's switch it up. We don't have to say it to other people. Just say it to yourself. Become a yeasayer. You are a writer, and what you write is worth reading.
Now, write the word in big letters and then hang it above where you write.
Y E A S A Y E R
At some point in the A to Z, I knew I'd become a cheerleader, and since I have a "killer" Z post to end the challenge with, today is the day to share a good word with fellow writers and readers... Believe in yourself. Become your own yeasayer. :-)
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