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K.L. Caley shares a great way to write a short story… USE a writer’s quote as your inspiration! What an excellent idea! This is a MUST read!❤

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“Dolls turn malignant late at night. They stare at you with those glassy eyes. I won’t say they are plotting, but I can’t say they aren’t.” – Stephen King

Jessica rolled over and stared at the curtains, but that didn’t help, now she couldn’t see where they were looking or what they were doing. Giving up she turned back over. Had they moved again? She wasn’t sure, but she thought they might have. Her sister was in the next room, she could go wake her, but that would involve another discussion of how 16-year-olds should not be afraid of dolls, a discussion she would rather not have again. Jessica had suggested to her mother that they get rid of them and her mother had been horrified, the dolls had been a gift from her grandma, how could she want rid of them?

Giving up Jessica got up, turned the light…

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#WQW (Writer’s Quote Wednesday) & #BeWow (Be Writing on Wednesday) – Poet, Mary Webb

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. I will share your images on social media for added exposure. Beginning this week, as part of the Writer’s Quote Wednesday post, I will include the links to the blogs that took part in last week’s post. Time is of the essence in my writing and I find that I need every spare minute I can squeeze out of the day. I no longer have the time to do a separate post for the Wrap-up.

Please copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

RONOVAN WRITES

KYROSMAGICA

NEW 2 WRITING

CATHY LYNN BROOKS

THE PBS BLOG

RAMBLINGS OF SIMPLE LIFE

ON THE LAND

WEAVING GOLD

MEREDITH’S REVERIES

L. C. W. ALLINGHAM *NEW THIS WEEK*

THE WRITER NEXT DOOR

ANNETTE ROCHELLE ABEN

RAMBLINGS OF A WRITER

REBIRTH OF LISA

BREW & SPEW

MY JOURNEY WITH HIJAB

ZEN & PI

JADE M. WONG

DAILY ECHO

RANDOMS BY A RANDOM

I MANIKING BLOG

NAGRIJ WRITES THE HITS YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED

A COOKING POT & TWISTED TALES *NEW THIS WEEK*

SILVER THREADING

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I am still on my poetry kick and had to share with you all the wonderful and lyrical words of Mary Webb, a writer, and poet from Shropshire, England.

Her words speak of mystical forests bordered by dark forbidding woods. In my mind’s eye, I can see and hear the fairies whispering and cajoling the wind to not muss up their hidden lairs within the mighty fortresses of the trees… Can you hear them?

“The chief singer of Summer is the grass; it is the very voice of Earth, taking us into her confidence. To hear it you must go to some upland, away from water and trees and lie with the green forest above you. Then you will hear the silky ripple of the blades and the velvet caress of the ripe, brown grass-heads, swelling to a multitudinous soft whisper as the breeze goes by.”

from The Spring of Joy: The Joy of Music, by Mary Webb

Courtesy of the Mary Webb Society

“Green Rain”

by Mary Webb

Into the scented woods we’ll go,
And see the blackthorn swim in snow.
High above, in the budding leaves,
A brooding dove awakes and grieves;
The glades with mingled music stir,
And wildly laughs the woodpecker.
When blackthorn petals pearl the breeze,
There are the twisted hawthorne trees
Thick-set with buds, as clear and pale
As golden water or green hail–
As if a storm of rain had stood
Enchanted in the thorny wood,
and, hearing fairy voices call,
Hung poised, forgetting how to fall.

I love the lyrical sing-song rhythm to the poem above, called Green Rain. The imagery fills my mind with the scents and sounds of spring, or even early summer. When reading these words aren’t you instantly transported to another time and place?

Mary Webb, Novelist, and Poet

Image credit: Wikipedia

Mary Webb was an English romantic novelist and poet of the early 20th century, whose work is set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew. Wikipedia

BornMarch 25, 1881, as Mary Meredith in Shropshire, United Kingdom

DiedOctober 8, 1927, St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom

MoviesGone to Earth, The Wild Heart

Click HERE to see what the Shropshire Star has to say about Mary Webb’s legacy today.

Come on, JOIN IN and show Ronovan how much fun it is to share your quotes!

Thanks for visiting today.  Enjoy the challenge and see where your favorite author’s quotes take you!


Forests, trees, and people–Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Janice and I share a love of nature. I just had to share with everyone the beauty of these quotes! They are just spectacular!❤

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forest-411491_640.jpgIt suddenly came to me: ‘This week I will post quotes about trees.’  A  TreeHugger article had presented itself in my email —it was about a book to be released in English in September, The Hidden Life of Trees by  German forest ranger, Peter Wohlleben. Applying experience and science, he talks about how trees communicate and cooperate with each  other. I have no quotes from his book as the English version is not out yet.  Instead, here is an example of  what scientists are saying about trees from The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge:

The revelations build by the week: ….. how they speak to one another, warning others downwind that elephants or giraffes are on the prowl, how they mimic the pheromones of predatory insects that are eating their leaves.  Every week the insights grow more fantastical—trees seem less and less like monuments and more and…

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#Writer’sQuoteWednesday & #BeWow – Victor Hugo

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. I will share your images on social media for added exposure. Beginning this week, as part of the Writer’s Quote Wednesday post, I will include the links to the blogs that took part in last week’s post. Time is of the essence in my writing and I find that I need every spare minute I can squeeze out of the day. I no longer have the time to do a separate post for the Wrap-up.

Please copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

FIRST, LET’S
CHECK OUT ALL THESE FABULOUS WRITERS WHO SHARED QUOTES LAST WEEK:

RONOVAN WRITES

ALWAYS A WRITER

SHIRLEY’S HEAVEN

WEAVING GOLD

ANNETTE ROCHELLE ABEN

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

MEREDITH’S REVERIES

REBIRTH OF LISA

CATHY LYNN BROOKS

RANDOMS BY A RANDOM

NA TRIOBLOIDI *NEW this week

TAKING A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

RAMBLINGS OF SIMPLE LIFE

ZEN & PI

FROM THE STICKS TO THE BRICKS & BACK AGAIN

THOUGHTS & ENTANGLEMENTS

ON THE LAND

TIENNY THE STORYTELLER *NEW this week

JADE M. WONG

BREW & SPEW

CHASING LIFE & FINDING DREAMS

SEASONED SISTAH2

~*~


The minute I saw this quote, I knew it was for me.  That is where I am at.  I am trapped in Fairy Swamp.  I cannot think of a better place to be.  Magic is pervasive in the world I am creating.  I can feel supernatural forces at work within the swamp. I am a writer, consumed.

I hope you don’t mind that I shared this post again. I just love the idea of being a writer trapped inside a person!

Victor Hugo, was a French novelist, dramatist, and poet.  Please check out the Poetry Archive for more poems.

A SUNSET (From “Feuilles d’Automne”)

by: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

 LOVE the evenings, passionless and fair, I love the evens,

Whether old manor-fronts their ray with golden fulgence leavens,

In numerous leafage bosomed close;

Whether the mist in reefs of fire extend its reaches sheer,

Or a hundred sunbeams splinter in an azure atmosphere

On cloudy archipelagos.

Oh, gaze ye on the firmament! a hundred clouds in motion,

Up-piled in the immense sublime beneath the winds’ commotion,

Their unimagined shapes accord:

Under their waves at intervals flame a pale levin through,

As if some giant of the air amid the vapors drew

A sudden elemental sword.

The sun at bay with splendid thrusts still keeps the sullen fold;

And momently at distance sets, as a cupola of gold,

The thatched roof of a cot a-glance;

Or on the blurred horizon joins his battle with the haze;

Or pools the blooming fields about with inter-isolate blaze,

Great moveless meres of radiance.

Then mark you how there hangs athwart the firmament’s swept track,

Yonder a mighty crocodile with vast irradiant back,

A triple row of pointed teeth?

Under its burnished belly slips a ray of eventide,

The flickerings of a hundred glowing clouds in tenebrous side

With scales of golden mail ensheathe.

Then mounts a palace, then the air vibrates–the vision flees.

Confounded to its base, the fearful cloudy edifice

Ruins immense in mounded wrack;

Afar the fragments strew the sky, and each envermeiled cone

Hangeth, peak downward, overhead, like mountains overthrown

When the earthquake heaves its hugy back.

These vapors, with their leaden, golden, iron, bronzèd glows,

Where the hurricane, the waterspout, thunder, and hell repose,

Muttering hoarse dreams of destined harms,–

‘Tis God who hangs their multitude amid the skiey deep,

As a warrior that suspendeth from the roof-tree of his keep

His dreadful and resounding arms!

All vanishes! The Sun, from topmost heaven precipitated,

Like a globe of iron which is tossed back fiery red

Into the furnace stirred to fume,

Shocking the cloudy surges, plashed from its impetuous ire,

Even to the zenith spattereth in a flecking scud of fire

The vaporous and inflamèd spaume.

O contemplate the heavens! Whenas the vein-drawn day dies pale,

In every season, every place, gaze through their every veil?

With love that has not speech for need!

Beneath their solemn beauty is a mystery infinite:

If winter hue them like a pall, or if the summer night

Fantasy them starre brede.

This English translation of “A Sunset” was composed by Francis Thompson (1859-1907).

My favorite class in college was British Literature.  I still have the two volumes of “The Norton Anthology of English Literature,” which to date were the largest books I had ever read about literature in general.  Both books were for one class.  I read day and night, wrote I do not remember how many papers, and finally got an ‘A’ in the class!

A friend suggested I read Hugo because of my love of words and vivid descriptions.  I can see the sunset in my mind just from the lovely description Hugo imparts: “…Or a hundred sunbeams splinter in an azure atmosphere.”   Take the plunge and read some fabulous “old” poetry at the Poetry Archive.

Thanks for visiting today.  Enjoy the challenge and see where your favorite author’s quotes take you!

SHARE YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE!

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#Writer’sQuoteWednesday & #BeWow – A “Silver” Quote

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. I will share your images on social media for added exposure. Beginning this week, as part of the Writer’s Quote Wednesday post, I will include the links to the blogs that took part in last week’s post. Time is of the essence in my writing and I find that I need every spare minute I can squeeze out of the day. I no longer have the time to do a separate post for the Wrap-up.

Please copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

FIRST, LET’S
CHECK OUT ALL THESE FABULOUS WRITERS WHO SHARED QUOTES LAST WEEK:

Lance Greenfield

I Manking Blog

Always a Writer

Ronovan Writes

Brew & Spew

Ever Changing

Rebirth of Lisa

Taking a Walk Through History

Cathy Lynn Brooks

The Writer Next Door

Seasoned Sistah 2

Weaving Gold

Pearls before Swine

Daily Echo

Thoughts & Entanglements

On the Land

Zen & Pi

Chasing Life & Finding Dreams

Alberta Ross Writes

Silver Threading

~*~

My quote this week is all about the “magic” of words. You know what I am talking about. Words strung together like a shiny necklace meeting and joining to form an image in your mind. That image propels you through a story from the beginning to the end. That is the true MAGIC! When your words mean something to the reader you know you have reached them through their hearts.

I can’t tell you how many times I have a read a book where I find myself becoming emotional. I cry, laugh, and even ache with the pain of the words written. It is an experience I would think all authors desire from their readers. I consider it a gift. To evoke emotions like that from a reader signifies a deep bond with the written word.

Friend and blogger, Charles Yallowitz, author of the fantasy series, The Legends of Windemere, once said to me, “Writing fantasy is freeing.”

I pondered his statement for quite a long time. As a student learning the art of the fantasy genre, I realized that what he was talking about was the fact that as a writer you create what did not exist before in your mind with the intention of sharing it with the rest of the world. Wow! I realized how brave you have to be to expose that part of your heart to the rest of the world!

That is where the magic comes in. The Encarta Dictionary defines magic as, “A special, mysterious, or inexplicable quality, talent or skill.” I believe that we word weavers are creating magic with every stroke of our pen, or keyboard, to be more exact.

The magical energy our words create drip with sound and rhythm, conjuring up images that free us from our daily existence. If you think about it most magic spells are done by reciting words. Words have power.

So, the next time you sit down to write just remember you are the magician, the necromancer of words. Use your power wisely!

Magic is why I write. Magic is why I read.


SHARE your MAGIC with the rest of the world!

TELL US ABOUT A QUOTE THAT INSPIRED YOU THIS WEEK!

Thanks for stopping by. Ronovan and I loved seeing all of you!

Thinking time

The eloquence of Sue’s words have truly stunned me. What she says here is exactly how I feel about books but could not put into words. Wow, Sue this is beautiful!❤

Sue Vincent - Daily Echo

Lindisfarne Gospel

What is your criteria for a good book? Apart from wanting it to be well written and presented, what is it that you look for? Entertainment value? Information? Emotion, relaxation or a momentary escape from the humdrum round of daily life? Probably a bit of all of those, and  few other, more personal preferences too.

I read a lot. These days, not quite so avidly and with more discrimination than in the past when I would devour anything that came with words between covers. The libraries I first began frequenting as a small child were places where a thousand suns lay hidden between dusty pages, waiting for the hand and eye that would release them to blaze through the imagination.

It taught me a lot; reading across multiple genres, many eras and styles, I learned about people and the way they thought, acted and reacted. I learned about places and…

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – I Like Nonsense . . .

I had to share Vashti’s post. These quotes are marvelous but there is a video included that ALL fantasy writers should watch! Well done!❤

The Writer Next Door

Hello everyone! It’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday! Last week I told you I was a huge fan of Horror and of course I am but I am also a big fan of Fantasy. This week I will feature several quotes from some of the brilliant minds of Fantasy fiction. I hope you enjoy.

The Fall of Lilith_Vashti Quiroz-Vega_The Writer Next Door Illustration by George Miltiadis for ‘The Fall of Lilith

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

~ Dr. Seuss

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty…

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – Anne Lamott

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. I will share your images on social media for added exposure. Beginning this week, as part of the Writer’s Quote Wednesday post, I will include the links to the blogs that took part in last week’s post. Time is of the essence in my writing and I find that I need every spare minute I can squeeze out of the day. I no longer have the time to do a separate post for the Wrap-up.

Please copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

FIRST, LET’S
CHECK OUT ALL THESE FABULOUS WRITERS WHO SHARED QUOTES LAST WEEK:

DAILY ECHO

SACHA BLACK

LANCE GREENFIELD

PEARL BEFORE SWINE

I MANIKING BLOG

ON THE LAND

MY JOURNEY WITH HIJAB

RONOVAN WRITES

WEAVING GOLD

SUSAN’S CREATIVE WRITING & POETRY *NEW THIS WEEK*

REBIRTH OF LISA

ALWAYS A WRITER

HERE THERE BE DRAGONS!

CATHY LYNN BROOKS

ZEN & PI

THOUGHTS & ENTANGLEMENTS

RAMBLINGS OF SIMPLE LIFE

JADE M. WONG

ALBERTA ROSS WRITES

THE WRITER NEXT DOOR

~*~

My quote this week is from Anne Lamott, who wears many hats in her life. She is a novelist, a non-fiction writer, a progressive political activist, a public speaker, and a writing teacher. Most of her nonfiction is considered to be autobiographical. Wikipedia

Author, Anne Lamott

“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” — Anne Lamott


Have you ever thought about a world where there were no books? For me, it would be the bleakest of places. The Dark Ages comes to mind where only the educated had the ability to read and write. That was quite a tenuous situation. Religious scholars and monks did the majority of writing back then. The common man was segregated by his inability to read.

Isn’t it interesting then, that mankind found a way to tell stories in an oral tradition? Songs were sung to commemorate events that people did not want to forget. The songs were handed down from generation to generation fostering many myths and legends.

It appears to me that we have all been gifted with a storytelling gene of some sort. Humans have always found a way to communicate their thoughts and memories with the rest of humanity. It is almost like it is a compulsion that we have no absolute control over. Our need to share our thoughts is ingrained into our culture and society.

Anne Lamott’s quote really got me to thinking about books and reading. We are doing our children a disservice if we do not encourage them to read well. How else can they learn about life but through the eyes of a gifted storyteller?

My best friends have always been my books. Some I reread over and over again because they remind me of the feeling of coming home and visiting with a long lost friend. That is the magic of writing and reading.

Ann Lamott also says:

“Try to write in a directly emotional way, instead of being too subtle or oblique. Don’t be afraid of your material or your past. Be afraid of wasting any more time obsessing about how you look and how people see you. Be afraid of not getting your writing done.”

Read more at http://www.azquotes.com/author/8434-Anne_Lamott

Visit Anne’s official website at  Nerdyfacts.com

That is where I find myself today… afraid of not getting my writing done! There is so much to say and so little time!

BE HAPPY & KEEP WRITING MY FRIENDS!

DON’T FORGET TO SHARE WITH US YOUR FAVORITE WRITER’S QUOTE THIS WEEK!

Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed seeing all of you!

#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – C. S. Lewis


Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. I will share your images on social media for added exposure. Beginning this week, as part of the Writer’s Quote Wednesday post, I will include the links to the blogs that took part in last week’s post. Time is of the essence in my writing and I find that I need every spare minute I can squeeze out of the day. I no longer have the time to do a separate post for the Wrap-up.

Please copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

CHECK OUT ALL THESE FABULOUS WRITERS WHO SHARED QUOTES LAST WEEK:

Always a Writer

Ramblings of Simple Life

Rebirth of Lisa

Meredith’s Reveries

Pearls before Swine

Here There be Dragons!

Cathy Lynn Brooks

Jade M. Wong

Meanings & Musings

On the Land

Kindness Matters * NEW this week *

Zen & Pi

Chasing Life and Finding Dreams * NEW this week *

Randoms by a Random

Alberta Ross Writes

Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed

Ronovan Writes

The Writer Next Door

Silver Threading

~*~


“We do not want merely to see beauty… we want something else which can hardly be put into words- to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have peopled air and earth and water with gods and goddesses, and nymphs and elves.”

~ Author: C.S. Lewis ~

As I write away on my novel like a fiend possessed, I feel a strange affinity with these words from C. S. Lewis. The nymphs have been whispering to me and beckoning me along this writing path I have taken… or maybe I should say the path they have chosen for me.

Many of you know I love the magical aspects of myths and ancient mysteries. These primeval stories open up a part of our subconscious mind that I am convinced helps us channel the ageless tales of our ancestors before us. We are merely repeating what was told to us long ago in a different form.

Many of the earliest stories were told as ways to explain the things in life that mankind could not fathom or understand. That is why many of our myths today feature superheroes and villains that must be conquered in the age old tradition of good vs. evil. We humans are always trying to balance the scales and make it right.

That is what makes us human – that belief in the mystical and unknown. From monsters to delicate fairies we are led along an imaginary pathway into the deepest recesses of our imaginations. It is all about faith and believing that our faith will destroy evil.

Please visit C.S. Lewis.com, the official site, to learn more about this talented author who paved the way for all of who enjoy the spinning of tales.

DON’T FORGET TO SHARE YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE WITH US!

Thanks for stopping by today. I sure enjoyed seeing you all!


#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – Ian McEwan

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. I will share your images on social media for added exposure. Beginning this week, as part of the Writer’s Quote Wednesday post, I will include the links to the blogs that took part in last week’s post. Time is of the essence in my writing and I find that I need every spare minute I can squeeze out of the day. I no longer have the time to do a separate post for the Wrap-up.

Please copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

LOOK WHO JOINED IN LAST WEEK!

The Bee Writes

Ramblings of Simple Life

Cathy Lynn Brooks

Pearls before Swine

The Writer Next Door

Zen & Pi

Jade M. Wong

Unexpected in Common Hours

Weaving Gold *New this week*

Always a Writer

Thoughts & Entanglements

Wendy Anne Darling

Randoms by a Random

Alberta Ross Writes

Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed

Rebirth of Lisa

On the Land

Silver Threading

~*~


As most of you know, I adore anything magical. It occurred to me the other day when I was writing away on my manuscript that I myself was creating magic with my words. A sense of awe overcame me and I had to pause to relish the moment. It made me feel like I had some awesome responsibility to my readers to share the magical world in my head with them. I don’t want to just entertain with my words, I want my readers to feel something from the experience. I want them to engage with my characters and forever be affected by the experience.

A few days later, I stumbled upon this excellent quote by Ian McEwan. That led me on another philosophical journey marveling at the power of words. So, I took Ian McEwan’s advice and began to wonder at the actual process of writing words. There is so much more to writing than just stringing a bunch of words together making sentences.

When readers read the words we script for them they are being led into the most magical of places – our minds. We craft our stories to entertain, teach, engage, and share. We are letting them into our most intimate thoughts and imparting our own ideals into our words. How could we not?

Our writing is part of us. It gives us a voice to those thoughts and threads that spring from a single idea and blossom into a work of art. We are the creators of worlds. Writers, stop and delight in what a marvelous task you have before you! Always believe in the magic! I know I do!

Here is a link to Ian McEwan’s blog. You will want to check him out!

Happy Writing My FRIENDS!

Thanks for stopping by. Please visit the blogs of the writers who shared their quotes with us. I know you will find inspiration and magic!

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Once in Your Life

I had to share this stirring and lovely tribute to Yecheilyah’s husband for WQW!❤

Pearls Before Swine

Welcome back everyone, to another Writer’s Quote Wednesday segment, as hosted by Colleen of Silver Threading. Now, you may have noticed when you peeked at your reader that there’s a very handsome man to stop by the blog. Well, yesterday this fine young man was blessed to see another year. His name is Moshe and he is my husband. For this Writer’s Quote Wednesday, I present this beautiful quote by Bob Marley in dedication to the love of my life. Marley summed it up so perfectly, as if having met us in the distant past and scribbled our heart into paper. I dedicate this entry to my “love bug” (with his Bob Marley looking hat on yall LOL):

IMG_20151213_184636 EC’s Husband, Moshe Ysrayl.

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with…

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – Alan Rickman

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. I will share your images on social media for added exposure. Beginning this week, as part of the Writer’s Quote Wednesday post, I will include the links to the blogs that took part in last week’s post. Time is of the essence in my writing and I find that I need every spare minute I can squeeze out of the day. I no longer have the time to do a separate post for the Wrap-up.

Copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

First – Here’s who joined in last week:

Ronovan Writes

Always a Writer

Pearls before Swine

The V-Pub

New 2 Writing

Ramblings of Simple Life

Cathy Lynn Brooks

Rebirth of Lisa

The Bee Writes

Equine Guided Growth Retreats

Zen & Pi

Thoughts & Entanglements

Unexpected in Common Hours

My Journey with Hijab

Randoms by a Random

On the Land

Chasing Life and Finding Dreams

The Writer Next Door

Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed

Alberta Ross Writes

Daily Echo

Silver Threading


THANKS FOR BEING PART OF TEAM AWESOME! YOUR QUOTES ARE THE BEST FOUND ON PLANET BLOG!

This week, I must dedicate #WQW to Alan Rickman, of Harry Potter fame. His passing leaves another empty hole in my heart for a fine actor. His portrayal of Severus Snape will always be firmly rooted in my mind… “Always!”

Image credit: The Pensieve,
words by J. K. Rowling

Wikipedia shares:

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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director, known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen, often as a complex antagonist. Wikipedia
Died: January 14, 2016, London, United Kingdom
Spouse: Rima Horton (m. 2012–2016)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like the new format. Please make sure to visit the writer’s who shared their quotes, and don’t forget to share your favorites!❤

#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – David Bowie

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.

On Tuesday, I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs. I am still looking for one of our regular participants who will do the weekly wrap-up for me. It is a great way to bring traffic to your blog! Please let me know in the comments if you are interested.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.

Please be aware that I do NOT receive any emails from WordPress. I use the reader exclusively. Please make sure that your pingback works on my Wednesday post so that I can find you. <3

Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

Today, I would like to honor a Pop-icon of the 1980’s and one of my favorite artists of all time: David Bowie. My heart is broken hearing of his passing on January 10, 2016, at the age of 69 from cancer. I grew up with his music and it represented a change in the world that really spoke to me.

David Bowie was not afraid to become the man he wanted to be. I always loved that he was bisexual and not afraid to show his love for all of humanity by not being afraid to express his sexuality. He also showed us how to deal with the race issue in America by marrying Iman, expressing his disbelief that mixed race couples were rare in America (back then) as compared to his living in Europe, where mixed race couples were more common. David and Iman were together 23 years. My heart goes out to his family and two children at this time.

A true pioneer of the music world, David Bowie was also a prolific writer of his own music. Vox.com shares thirteen songs that he wrote. This website is amazing and includes videos to the songs. It is worth a view or two.

I have two favorites, “Modern Love,” and “China Girl.” These were songs that were popular when Ron and I were first together as a couple and not even married yet! Our love for David Bowie’s music goes back to the Ziggy Stardust days in the late 60’s and 70’s.

My tribute to David Bowie is a portion of the song, “China Girl.”

The words spoke to me of the changes the Vietnam War brought to Southeast Asia. My husband and brother both served with countless other brave young men and women. Even though the song came out long after the Vietnam conflict ended, I still remembered the feelings I had growing up. Songs are poetry and they mean something different to each of us. The song really touched my husband as he married a Thai woman and brought her to America. Their relationship did not last. I got the best part of the deal, Ron and his two daughters, that I helped to raise as my own. They were my “Little China Girls.”

Today, I dug around until I found “our” album by David Bowie. I even had annotated my favorites on the album sleeve inside which contained the words to the different songs. Most of my LP’s were only played once… long enough to record on cassette tape!

Rest with the stars my fine friend.

Make sure to share a song, poem, or a quote, by a writer that inspired you in your own life!


#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – J. K. Rowling

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.

On Tuesday, I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs. I am still looking for one of our regular participants who will do the weekly wrap-up for me. It is a great way to bring traffic to your blog! Please let me know in the comments if you are interested.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.

Please be aware that I do NOT receive any emails from WordPress. I use the reader exclusively. Please make sure that your pingback works on my Wednesday post so that I can find you. <3

Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to our first 2016 Writer’s Quote Wednesday! Can you feel the magic? I can! This year is wide open for all of us to attain our wishes and goals. All we have to do is actively participate. It doesn’t get any better than that!

My love of all things magical is never far from my thoughts. I want to experience the magic and joy in life everywhere. I could not think of a better place to start than with the enchanted words of J. K. Rowling. (Click her name to visit her website).

I have read and reread the Harry Potter series so many times I cannot tell you the exact number of times that I have read each book. I do know that my love of fairies, elves, and great fairy-tale kingdoms go back much further than that. The Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte’s Web, Watership Down, Lord of the Rings, and countless other books helped to fuel my imagination in all things mystical and magical.

Rowling created a mystical world of wizards and witches that spoke to so many of us, young and old alike. The power behind her writing is simple story telling. She writes the journey of a hero much like a modern day fairy tale. We all can find something to relate to in regards to the characters in the series. That is the power of magic. We have it inside of us all. The power to create characters that reach out and touch us to our very core. That is MAGIC!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is coming November 2016!

GET READY!

 

Don’t forget to share what your special brand of magic is with a quote from a writer that inspired you!

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – A Month of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa Quotes: Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday, I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.

Please be aware that I do NOT receive any emails from WordPress. I use the reader exclusively. Please make sure that your pingback works on my Wednesday post so that I can find you. <3

Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

And

Happy Kwanzaa!

Happy December everyone! It’s that magical, special time of year when snow glistens like diamonds and the cold nips at your nose and toes! Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa have begun or are just around the corner!
Are you ready?

We have 3 more Wednesdays in December, so let’s celebrate each Writer’s Quote Wednesday week by finding quotes from authors about Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanza.

This is a great way to get in the groove of the season and showcase some great holiday writing talent!

Image Credit: Kwanzaa – the Official Website

At Kwanzaa – A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture (the official website), we learn about the celebration of Kwanzaa in the words of Dr. Maulana Karenga:

“As an African-American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community, Kwanzaa brings a cultural message which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the fullest sense.”

Image Credit: Relatably.com

Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community, and culture. It is celebrated from December 26th through January 1st. To commemorate this deeply spiritual holiday, I found a quote that represents the spirit of all people:

I find it striking that all of the cultural and religious celebrations held in December celebrate the same things: faith, peace, love, family, tradition, and a strong sense of unity in beliefs. It just goes to show that we are all after the same things in our pursuit of happiness. It makes our world just a tiny bit smaller, don’t you think?

Don’t forget to join Ronovan and me by sharing a holiday quote that means something special to you!

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – A Month of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza Quotes: ALAN GINSBERG

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday, I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.

Please be aware that I do NOT receive any emails from WordPress. I use the reader exclusively. Please make sure that your pingback works on my Wednesday post so that I can find you. <3

Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

Happy December everyone! It’s that magical, special time of year when snow glistens like diamonds and the cold nips at your nose and toes! Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza have begun or are just around the corner!
Are you ready?

We have 4 more Wednesdays in December, so let’s celebrate each Writer’s Quote Wednesday week by finding quotes from authors about Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanza.

This is a great way to get in the groove of the season and showcase some great holiday writing talent!

I realized late last week, that there were more religious celebrations in December that must be included in our Writer’s Quote Wednesday. So, this week in celebration of Hanukkah I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite poets, Alan Ginsberg.

Alan Ginsberg is and still remains quite the controversial character. “Ginsberg was a visionary Beat Poet, Buddhist, (although he was raised as a Jew), anti-war activist, gay pacifist, and a photographer,” as quoted from Allen Ginsberg.org.

The Poetry Foundation shares this about Ginsberg:

“In 1943, while studying at Columbia University, Ginsberg befriended William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, and the trio later established themselves as pivotal figures in the Beat Movement. Known for their unconventional views, and frequently rambunctious behavior, Ginsberg and his friends also experimented with drugs. On one occasion, Ginsberg used his college dorm room to store stolen goods acquired by an acquaintance. Faced with prosecution, Ginsberg decided to plead insanity and subsequently spent several months in a mental institution. After graduating from Columbia, Ginsberg remained in New York City and worked various jobs. In 1954, however, he moved to San Francisco, where the Beat Movement was developing through the activities of such poets as Kenneth Rexroth and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.”

“Ginsberg first came to public attention in 1956 with the publication of Howl and Other Poems. “Howl,” a long-lined poem in the tradition of Walt Whitman, is an outcry of rage and despair against a destructive, abusive society. Kevin O’Sullivan, writing in Newsmakers, deemed “Howl” “an angry, sexually explicit poem” and added that it is “considered by many to be a revolutionary event in American poetry.” The poem’s raw, honest language and its “Hebraic-Melvillian bardic breath,” as Ginsberg called it, stunned many traditional critics.”

Ginsberg’s poetry has always spoken to me. I guess I feel his pain and anguish through the rawness of his words. I know he is not for everyone, but if you have not read any of his poetry it is worthwhile to check out his writing. The following video is Ginsberg reciting his poem, Psalm III:

PLEASE HELP SILVER STAY WARM!

SHARE YOUR HANUKKAH, CHRISTMAS, OR KWANZA WRITER’S QUOTES!

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – A Month of Christmas Quotes – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday, I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.

Please be aware that I do NOT receive any emails from WordPress any longer. I am using the reader exclusively. Please make sure that your pingback works on my Wednesday post so that I can find you. <3

Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

Happy December everyone! It’s that magical, special time of year when snow glistens like diamonds and the cold nips at your nose and toes! Christmas is right around the corner! Are you ready?

This year, since we have 5 Wednesdays in December, let’s celebrate each Writer’s Quote Wednesday week by finding quotes from authors about Christmas.

This is a great way to get in the groove of the season and showcase some great holiday writing talent!

Do you remember the television show, “Little House on the Prairie?” It was one of my favorites many years ago. The stories were always touching accounts of life on the prairies in our American West. Here is a quick video that shows some of the highlights from the hit television series:

DID you know that Laura Ingalls Wilder was an author? I read every one of her books when I was growing up. I always felt such a connection to her because she was born in Wisconsin and made her way west to settle in Kansas. In my family, it was the opposite. My parents left Kansas and settled in Wisconsin! Instant connection… at least that is how I felt when I was 9 or 10 years old!

She is still one of my favorite authors of all time. How fitting then, to feature her in my first Christmas Writer’s Quote Wednesday post for 2015.

Wikipedia shares:

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Writer

Laura Ingalls Wilder was an American writer known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s novels based on her childhood in a settler family. Wikipedia

BornFebruary 7, 1867, Pepin, WI

DiedFebruary 10, 1957, Mansfield, MO

SpouseAlmanzo Wilder (m. 1885–1949)

SiblingsMary Ingalls, Carrie IngallsGrace IngallsFreddy Ingalls

ChildrenRose Wilder Lane

Per Wikipedia, here is a list of the Little House on the Prairie books:

“Little House books”

“The eight “original” Little House books, were published by Harper & Brothers with illustrations by Helen Sewell (the first three) or by Sewell and Mildred Boyle.”

SO, come on! Figure out a way to stay warm and share some Christmas Writer’s Quotes with us!

It will make you a holly jolly fellow!



#Writer’s Quote Wednesday (on Tuesday) & #BeWoW – Yecheilyah Ysrayl

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes event called, “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

I am posting early this week so that you can link to the post in case you are traveling or going out-of-town to be with family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Be ready to take part with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday, I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.

Please be aware that I do NOT receive any emails from WordPress any longer. I am using the reader exclusively. Please make sure that your pingback works on my Wednesday post so that I can find you. <3

Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

This week, I want to share a quote from a fellow blogger and author, Yecheilyah Ysrayl. There is something so satisfying to me when you get to know a writer through their work. I have been reading Yecheilyah’s blog, Pearls before Swine, (and her books) for over a year now and I am always amazed at how profound her writing is. There is not a single day that something she writes does not reach out and grab me!

This week, it was on her Writer’s Quote Wednesday post from 11/18/15, click here to see the post:

Yecheilyah’s words really got me to thinking about my own writing. The old adage, “Write what you know,” seemed to take on new meaning. For it is through the living of life that our words are able to leap from the pages and speak to others.

Writing is a desire to create and share. I like to think I am a bit of an entertainer when I pen my words to the world. I use my imagination, yes, but I draw on many of my own experiences and those of people I know. Even when I am creating magical places in my mind, there is still a root of reality to each experience I write about. I want my readers to feel my world and experience it first hand with me.

Some of my best writing inspiration has come to me when I am cleaning or doing some mundane chores (laundry comes to mind). It is as if the commonplace activity frees up something in my subconscious mind and I let my imagination roam at will.

How about you? Where does your good writing come from?

Author Photo Copyright©Yecheilyah Ysrayl

“Born in 1987 on the south side of Chicago, Yecheilyah Ysrayl is an author and Spoken Word Artist. She spent a portion of her childhood in the Robert Taylor Projects located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on State Street between Pershing Road (39th Street) and 54th Street alongside the Dan-Ryan expressway.

Yecheilyah started writing short stories and poetry at the age of twelve and attended Harper High School (International Language Career Academy) Robert Morris College (Computer Basics / Administration), Chicago State University (Professional and Technical Writing), and Everest College (Medical Assistance / Phlebotomist) .

As an artist, Yecheilyah Ysrayl is an incorporation of spiritual critique, honesty and an authentic analysis of African American identity. She seeks to create work that promotes healthy research and investigation into the cultural identity, laws, customs and traditions of the African American for self-revolution and advancement. Furthermore, EC seeks to advance the promotion of truth and identity by way of Spoken Word. In 2010, she published her first book of poetry, From the Depths of a Woman’s Heart, and in 2012, she published a second book of poetry, From when I was a Black Girl which became a quarterly book of study at the Evergreen State College in Tacoma, WA.

Yecheilyah also published her first novel, The Aftermath (currently under reconstruction) this same year (’12). Two years later (2014), she went on to publish the first book in a screenplay series, Pearls Before Swine, which became the inspiration behind her blog, Pearls before Swine, and is working currently on a short story trilogy.”

 

Stella Books 1 & 2 are currently available online

Yecheilyah can be reached via the following Social Network Sites. To contact her personally, please email her at: ahouseofpoetry@gmail.com. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/literarykornerpublishing

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ahouseofpoetry

Instagram: www.instagram.com/yecheilyah

Blog: www.thepbsblog.wordpress.com

Author Website: www.literarykornerpublishing.com

Emails:

Personal – ahouseofpoetry@gmail.com

Business: yecheilyahysrayl@literarykornerpublishing.com

Book Trailers:

Please Click Here for Yecheilyah’s Book Trailers

Come ON! JOIN in! Share a quote that inspired you this week!

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – Paulo Coelho: Magical Places

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes event called, “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

BUT WAIT! Before I forget…


On October 8, 2014 Silver posted her first Writer’s Quote Wednesday post. Here’s a link to that first post. We’ve come a long way in a year. I just want to thank all of you for continuing to spread the inspiration and motivation from quotes that speak to your heart. You are what this writing event is all about. Thank you!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Be ready to take part with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday, I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.

Please be aware that I do NOT receive any emails from WordPress any longer. I am using the reader exclusively. Please make sure that your pingback works on my Wednesday post so that I can find you. <3

Tag your post on your own blog as Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  A ping-back is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.


Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

My quote this week is from the famous Paulo Coelho:

Wikipedia shares:

“Paulo Coelho, is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. The Alchemist, his most famous novel, has been translated into 80 languages. Wikipedia

BornAugust 24, 1947 (age 68), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

SpouseChristina Oiticica (m. 1980)

MoviesVeronika Decides to Die, Amante LatinoMore

Notable worksBrida, The Alchemist

I love this quote about magical places. My environment speaks to me in many ways. Often times I gain inspiration from the splendor of my surroundings. These words then find themselves as part of my poetry or fiction writing. If you are in a writing slump this is one way to get the words to flow!

Look for the magic in the places that you live. Beauty is everywhere and all in the eyes of the beholder. What looks gorgeous to one person may not look as attractive to another. Just write about how the image makes you feel. Use the mystical qualities of all five of your senses (your sixth too, if you have it) to bring forth the words. You will be surprised by the outcome! TRY IT!

So, Come on! ALL ABOARD FOR SILVER’S MAGIC TRIP!

SHARE A QUOTE THAT INSPIRED YOU THIS WEEK.

Thanks for stopping by. I loved seeing you all!

Writer’s Quote Wednesday-Mark Twain

Writer's Quote Wednesday Ronovan
It’s that wonderful day of Wednesday so humorously called Camel Back day around the world. That means you are welcome to join in the Writer’s Quote Wednesday open link and blog share here on SilverThreading.com. With or without an image, a story a history, or neither is fine. As long as you have an inspiring quote to share with those here, go for it DUDE!
Okay, I tried to be all polite and Colleen like. You know, the owner of SilverThreading.com? But I ain’t her. Oops I slipped the wrong contract in there. Does that mean my run at the club SilverThreading keeps going? Do I jump a loophole somewhere? (I wonder if people realize I am doing this on porpoise?)
Once you’ve written your post do some of the followings:

We want to make sure your post gets seen by as many of us as possible.

Also make sure to TAG your post with Writer’s Quote Wednesday so people can find you in the WordPress Reader if they want to search that way.

This isn’t just a Wednesday thing, keep them coming through the end of NEXT MONDAY. Then you will see your link appear in the WEEKLY WRAP-UP that is tweeted and shared around the web. Happy visiting everyone else, and happy quoting.
Ronovan-The Guest Postest with the Host um, nevermind.
Mark Twain on Character
“A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”
Mark Twain
I am big about character. And about the language a person chooses to use. There is also a saying that you can discern a person’s intellect from the words they use. This is more along the lines of their common sense intellect, their civility intellect, and their respect for others intellect. Yes, I know polite and well mannered people can be serial killers. Those make the best characters in books. See what I did there? Character and character? No? Sigh.
Many will find it shocking but I don’t curse/cuss/swear/or profane. Years ago when I discovered my son was on his way into the world, I decided if I was going to tell him not to do something, then I would not be a hypocrite. It turned out language and many other life choices were a lot easier to change than I thought. And oddly enough, I do feel somewhat more intelligent. Not more intelligent than others but more intelligent than I was.
I convey this to my writing as well. Characters in books don’t have to speak stereotypical ways. I use language, sentence structure, length of sentences and pace to show anger and excitement where some will use profanity. I’m not saying people can’t do it, it’s simply my choice. Also, the words don’t come to mind to use when a person is angry in a book. Once you don’t use certain words you just don’t use them. Not every low income person is going to sound illiterate. That’s what people assume they sound like. Some do, but then so do some children from wealthy families. I’ve been in the school systems. I know.
Character does a lot of things for a person and you must work at it for a long time in order for it become a habit.
Much Respect
Ronovan

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