Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Elmore Leonard

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.

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. ❤

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.

Please help SILVER banish writer’s block for good!

I searched for a quote that really got through to the heart of my writing angst this week. I am just too stressed to write and work on my book right now. A little meditation is in order, I think! However, I was blown away with this quote:

Image credit: Buzzfeed.com

How many times have you picked up a book and thought to yourself while reading, “What was this author thinking? Why did they write it like this?”

I have experienced this quite a bit lately. It’s like there is something unseen, but you can hear a certain pitch within the words themselves. I like to call it the author’s rhythm. We all have one and each is different. Experienced authors have developed a particular style which they use in most of their writing. Their rhythm comes through and leads you on the trail of their story.

I particularly liked this quote from Elmore Leonard because it allows an author literary freedom. Instead of conforming to the required standards of English usage, Leonard advocates the use of words that lend rhythm to your writing. This also creates interest in your storytelling.

Like a song, our writing tells a story. If something sounds better using a particular word or phrase, I think, as authors we should use those words and any combination that gives a particular sound. Think Dr. Seuss here!

Image Credit: The Writing Cafe

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Check out more on rhythm in your writing from Jami Gold.com.

Interested in learning more about Elmore Leonard? Wikipedia shares:

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures.

Among his best-known works are Get ShortyOut of SightHombreMr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch (adapted for the movie Jackie Brown). Leonard’s writings include short stories that became the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T, as well as the FX television series Justified.

Elmore Leonard Image credit: The Guardian, Rules for Writers

So, HELP Silver get rid of Writer’s Block once and for all!

SHARE a quote that inspired you this week!

Thanks for stopping by. I can’t wait to see your quotes!!!




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