#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – David Bowie

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

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.

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 am still looking for one of our regular participants who will do the weekly wrap-up for me. It is a great way to bring traffic to your blog! Please let me know in the comments if you are interested.

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. I use 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 pingback 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!

Today, I would like to honor a Pop-icon of the 1980’s and one of my favorite artists of all time: David Bowie. My heart is broken hearing of his passing on January 10, 2016, at the age of 69 from cancer. I grew up with his music and it represented a change in the world that really spoke to me.

David Bowie was not afraid to become the man he wanted to be. I always loved that he was bisexual and not afraid to show his love for all of humanity by not being afraid to express his sexuality. He also showed us how to deal with the race issue in America by marrying Iman, expressing his disbelief that mixed race couples were rare in America (back then) as compared to his living in Europe, where mixed race couples were more common. David and Iman were together 23 years. My heart goes out to his family and two children at this time.

A true pioneer of the music world, David Bowie was also a prolific writer of his own music. Vox.com shares thirteen songs that he wrote. This website is amazing and includes videos to the songs. It is worth a view or two.

I have two favorites, “Modern Love,” and “China Girl.” These were songs that were popular when Ron and I were first together as a couple and not even married yet! Our love for David Bowie’s music goes back to the Ziggy Stardust days in the late 60’s and 70’s.

My tribute to David Bowie is a portion of the song, “China Girl.”

The words spoke to me of the changes the Vietnam War brought to Southeast Asia. My husband and brother both served with countless other brave young men and women. Even though the song came out long after the Vietnam conflict ended, I still remembered the feelings I had growing up. Songs are poetry and they mean something different to each of us. The song really touched my husband as he married a Thai woman and brought her to America. Their relationship did not last. I got the best part of the deal, Ron and his two daughters, that I helped to raise as my own. They were my “Little China Girls.”

Today, I dug around until I found “our” album by David Bowie. I even had annotated my favorites on the album sleeve inside which contained the words to the different songs. Most of my LP’s were only played once… long enough to record on cassette tape!

Rest with the stars my fine friend.

Make sure to share a song, poem, or a quote, by a writer that inspired you in your own life!


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