BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front) The plural of belief is beliefs. belief: a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed ….
Using “being that” or “being as how” to mean “because” or “since” is, well let’s just say, nonstandard. Using “being that” as a subordinating conjunction ….
I write Christian romantic suspense, so inside that genre, I need to have a faith arc, a romantic arc, and a suspense arc. Each of those arcs require internal and external conflicts, motivations, and different characterizations.
When I’m setting up and getting ready to plot a book, the first thing (other than my characters) that I need to know are what those conflicts and motivations are, and how they’re going to be resolved/utilized.