#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – Paulo Coelho: Magical Places

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes event called, “Be Writing on 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!

BUT WAIT! Before I forget…


On October 8, 2014 Silver posted her first Writer’s Quote Wednesday post. Here’s a link to that first post. We’ve come a long way in a year. I just want to thank all of you for continuing to spread the inspiration and motivation from quotes that speak to your heart. You are what this writing event is all about. Thank you!

Are you ready to join in?
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.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

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.


Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

My quote this week is from the famous Paulo Coelho:

Wikipedia shares:

“Paulo Coelho, is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. The Alchemist, his most famous novel, has been translated into 80 languages. Wikipedia

BornAugust 24, 1947 (age 68), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

SpouseChristina Oiticica (m. 1980)

MoviesVeronika Decides to Die, Amante LatinoMore

Notable worksBrida, The Alchemist

I love this quote about magical places. My environment speaks to me in many ways. Often times I gain inspiration from the splendor of my surroundings. These words then find themselves as part of my poetry or fiction writing. If you are in a writing slump this is one way to get the words to flow!

Look for the magic in the places that you live. Beauty is everywhere and all in the eyes of the beholder. What looks gorgeous to one person may not look as attractive to another. Just write about how the image makes you feel. Use the mystical qualities of all five of your senses (your sixth too, if you have it) to bring forth the words. You will be surprised by the outcome! TRY IT!

So, Come on! ALL ABOARD FOR SILVER’S MAGIC TRIP!

SHARE A QUOTE THAT INSPIRED YOU THIS WEEK.

Thanks for stopping by. I loved seeing you all!

About Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017. The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family. Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry. She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.

44 Responses

          1. I’ve spent my entire life in West Virginia; the area I live in doesn’t get a lot of snow but we’ve had a few blizzards I remember all too well. When I was younger – pre-arthritic LOL – I love the winter and everything that came with it. Now, not so much 😦

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  1. Happy Anniversary! One year already!
    I love your quote for the day. It is so inspirational.
    My quote for this week is: “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul” ~ Joyce Carol Oates.

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