Writer’s Quote Wednesday – William Shakespeare

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote 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!

Let’s get more in-depth with the quotes and the author of the quote, by adding names of books, poetry, and music to the mix. Tell something about the author to engage us with the quote. A quote from a piece of music is just as inspiring as a quote that you read in a book.  You can provide images of music with the words, or a portion of a song with an image. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Be ready to participate 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.

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.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate! 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.  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 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.

Get creative and have fun!

If you do not do a ping-back, please post a comment on this post with a link to your post, so I can find your quote. Please only post to this prompt post. Thanks so much.

We are all well acquainted with William Shakespeare and his fine works, some of which are the best found in the literary world. Today, I ask you to just look at the wisdom of the words above. In fact, let me ask you a question as it pertains to your writing…

“What are you looking for from your writing?” Is it fame, or fortune? Are you looking for the sky to open up and shower you with gifts from the Gods? Love, acceptance from your peers, or friendship?

This is a question that I asked myself recently as I read the blogs of many of my fellow writers who have not achieved the sales they expected after self-publishing their novel(s). The world of self-publishing appears to not be for everyone. When I search on my Kindle for books to read (and/or review) I finds hundreds of free novels available now. As writers/authors are we to judge our writing based solely on how many books we sell? Is that it? Nothing else, except to make money?

Here is my theory. When I finish writing my novel, I want to self-publish. If I make back enough money to cover the costs of self-publishing, that is fine – either way, my writing is more than just monetary.

For me, writing is about telling a story, and telling it well. It is about creating a place where people can go to lose themselves in a world I created. I want to be the escape for that child who is looking for the good in life, because they do not have it in their current life situation. I want to make their life somehow better through the words I write. I want to touch people’s hearts with my words.

I want to be able to hand my children, and my grandchildren, a copy of the book that I wrote, with an inscription in it, to them in my handwriting telling them how they inspired me to write. Bottom line, I just want to write.

This week, share a quote that spoke to you and tell us why.

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing all of your quotes next week!






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