Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Elizabeth Gilbert

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!

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.

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.

Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. I am sorry if I left anyone off last week. Please tag your posts so that I can find you. ❤

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.

Did you ever notice that just when you think your life has settled into a dull boring pattern something strange and wonderful happens to jolt you out of your doldrums? I love the feeling of “new,” beginnings and moving forward in life. It is amazing and empowers us to new heights.

Eat, Pray, Love on Amazon

It is the same way for our writing. Sometimes we have to find ways to reawaken our creativity and change our perspective. By doing that, we become better writers. I have been on an age kick this week and when I stumbled upon this quote by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of the amazing book, Eat, Pray, Love, I knew I had struck pay dirt!

Is this wonderful advice for writers or what? I love this message. It resonates with so many of us. How do you know if you can write until you have tried? If you don’t try… how will you ever find out?

Copy Blogger shares an amazing piece of writing on how Elizabeth Gilbert writes and an interview with the author. You will want to read this one. Make sure to visit her website below to find out more about this remarkable author.

Here is how to connect with Elizabeth:

WHAT are you waiting for? Join in and share a quote with us!

You never know what inspiration you will create unless you try.

Thanks for visiting today. I sure enjoy seeing all of you!








  1. Good morning Colleen! It is a great advice for writers and for life in general, for us to never give up and make our dreams come true.
    What a great start of my day! Thanks for that and have a glorious one!


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  2. A wonderful quote, Colleen. I look forward to your choice every week. You’re absolutely right, writing connects us all no matter how old we are, and we never stop learning. Thanks for sharing ❤

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  3. Awesome quote! I always feel like I am too old to write. Like I should have already had a book or two under my belt and now it will never happen because I am too old to learn how. This is very encouraging 🙂

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      1. Oh I will! After doing a bit of research awhile back on the age authors begin to write I realized that a lot (mostly women) begin later in life. That has really helped me stay motivated. I don’t feel like it’s too late anymore 🙂

        Good luck to you!

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  4. Colleen , I absolutely adore Elizabeth Gilbert and the quote you’ve chosen from her is perfect and inspiring! I have had the good fortune of seeing her speak about ten years ago in NJ and I visited her Asian antique store in NJ as well. I was flabbergasted to meet my idol !
    Thank you for showcasing her for your Writers’ Quote Wednesday !!!
    Much love from a vacationing/staycationing me:) Back to work next week:(


    1. Thank you so very much, Lia. I haven’t read her book yet? Have You? I heard both the book and the movie are outstanding. Enjoy your time off and relax through the weekend. You will WOW them at work next week, I know! 😀 ❤

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      1. I have read Eat, Pray , Love about three times and I saw the movie! I yellow highlighted most of the book pages and it was such an inspiration to me. She is an incredible woman and writer and I follow her on Instagram too:) indeed it’s been nice to be at home and yes next week starts reality again! It’s back to teaching I go but I am so lucky and thrilled to have wonderful students!


          1. Thank you my friend! Yes, I think I didn’t mention that ? ESL teacher to adult immigrants. I love every minute of it! You should definitely check out her book. Very inspiring and witty too ! I’ll definitely keep on reading you! Lesson planning will have to wait:)
            Much love !!!


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