Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Jane Yolen

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 (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.

Do you find the time to write every day? A year and a half ago, when I started blogging, I set a goal to write something every day. I have kept that goal close to my heart and have except for one or two days at most, been able to write something every single day!

That is because I made writing a priority in my life. I felt like I wanted to stretch my wings and take that next step. Now, I am writing my first book. Yes, it is slow going right now with my perspective move looming, but I have not abandoned my goal. Instead, it has caused me to slow down and take my time. I think my writing has improved because of this slow down. Maybe it is because I have been consistent and written each day.

I found Jane Yolen’s quote by chance looking for something else on Pinterest. I was deeply affected by her words. It occurred to me that her quote was so astute. The more we write, the better writers we become. There is a certain fluidity that comes from regular writing practice. It frees us up and unclutters our brain.

The best advice other authors give you is to write every day. Flex your writing muscles so they don’t seize up!

Author, Jane Yolen

Meet Jane Yolen. I was instantly drawn to her by her quote and that at 75 years of age, she does not care what people think about her. She writes for herself and not her readers! I love her refreshing attitude!

According to her website, Jane Yolen:

“Jane Yolen is an author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children’s literature. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.”

“Jane Yolen’s books and stories have won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award among many others. This website presents information about her over three hundred books for children. It also contains essays, poems, answers to frequently asked questions, a brief biography, her travel schedule, and links to resources for teachers and writers. It is intended for children, teachers, writers, storytellers, and lovers of children’s literature.”

So Come ON! Show us your writing superpowers and join in with a quote that inspired you!

Thanking for dropping in! You know I love to see all of you!
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  1. Hello Jenn,

    I guess this is a great idea and I would like to do it this week onwards 🙂

    The problem is: technical part regarding widgets would need to be taken care of. Hope so 🙂

    Sincerely,
    Anand

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  2. Hello, I’m glad I’ve discovered your challenge – I love writer’s quotes 🙂

    Yours is a fab one, and one I haven’t seen before. The comparison to dancers and athletes is spot on – they don’t get to the top by only practicing when inspiration strikes, do they? I write every day and I tell anyone who’ll listen that even ten minutes a day make a massive difference.

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  3. You always choose such wonderful quotes. I try to live by that rule too – to flex my writing muscles every day. I’ve been slacking lately. Speaking of which, I missed the deadline – again…I don’t suppose I can post Writer’s Quote Wednesday on a Friday?! Hope you’re well. Thanks for the inspiration ❤

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  4. Hi Colleen! Great quote. It makes perfect sense. The mind needs exercise as much as the body. I believe your writing has improved because you’re writing everyday. The more you write the better you’ll get at writing. Like Stephen King says, if you want to be a better writer you must write, write, write. 😀 xx

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