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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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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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30 Comments

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  3. Indeed, writing makes you happy, so that’s the main thing, right? Beautiful quote and a great reflection!

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  7. Thank you for sharing with us these lovely thoughts and this beautiful quote.
    This is a link to my submission
    https://valiantwarrior.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/writers-quote-francis-bacon/

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  8. Great quote.

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  12. Giving your gifts away…Thanks, Colleen. Van

  13. As always, your blog exudes warmth and inspiration. Your inquisitive words share wisdom, and are an invitation to reflection.
    I haven’t asked myself lately why I blog…and I know that my thoughts have changed after one year participating in this thriving community of experienced bloggers.
    I can say today that either when writing or photographing, I’m happy if what I share, mean something to others.
    Thanks my dear.

    • Thank you Lucile. You are right, the community is richer for your contributions. I know I have learned tons from you. To me, that is worth it. We have a connection and a friendship through similar interests. No money. 💗

  14. Your children and grandchildren will love receiving such a gift from you. Hugs to you Colleen.

  15. I’ve been featuring quotes by Shakespeare on my blog all though April for the A to Z Challenge. Completely in love with his writing, which is why I clicked here.

    As for the writing goes, well I think I would love to read something of yous as in a novel. 🙂

    As for the getting paid thing, well I’d like to make money just for the validation of it. And also to make it my career. Making money would also prove something to my family who have not bee sportive what so ever, when it comes to my writing …

    Bottom line I just want to write too, and would be doing it getting paid or not. But I’d have so much more time to write if I could make it my career. 🙂 Do what you love and make money doing it.

    • I do understand your wanting validation with your writing and getting paid. That would be nice, but not necessary (for me). I always tell my kids (who are all grown-up by the way) that they have to work to provide a home, food, etc. It is just a job. Whatever their passion is, do that whenever they can, just don’t stop doing it. If you work hard enough at a dream you will eventually make it a reality. There are NO get rich quick schemes. Not everyone has the chance to do in life what they truly love and get paid for it. If that happens, it is wonderful. If not, that is life. I wanted to write a book since I was 10 years old. My kids grew up with me telling them some day I would write that novel. I finally have the time now, because I retired early. Could I make a living with my writing. Probably not. There are many who are much better at this craft than I am. I am sad that your family does not support your writing. You can find that here with your WordPress family. We support you. Keep reading and writing. I too, love Shakespear’s words. They are musical to my ears. <3

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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