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Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Change”

Welcome to the  open call for anyone who will dare to share what they care with all the others in the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge.” Been here before? Click HERE to skip to Example and Challenge.

To see all the Entries from last week for “Mystery” click HERE for the links in the comments of last weeks Challenge Post.

Brought to you by the ever lovely goddess of the fairies and silver tress polish, Colleen, right here on SilverThreading.com, and myself, the truly, the madly, the deeply, writer of romance, Ronovan of Ronovan Writes, and those other sites mentioned in the image below. (I have no other life than writing. Seriously.)

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge

A quick reminder, use #WQWWC on Twitter and some of us might be able to retweet you. It’s not a must, just a suggestion.

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! Want some wisdom on how to get people to perhaps click on your post more often? Check out my blog sometime today and I’ll give you the low down, or as my Ghana friend used to say, the ‘down low’.

Each week we will include a theme  for anyone who needs additional inspiration. You don’t have to follow our theme if you don’t want to. It is optional. The point here is to create and share.

It’s an Odd Week number so that means I’m the host. Hmm, I wonder if Silver did that on purpose. “Oh, Ronovan, I’ll go first so we see how it runs.” Mhmm.

So what do you do?

You select a quote that inspires you based on the THEME. Then use the quote in or as the title of:

  • A short piece of flash fiction
  • An original piece of poetry
  • Photography that ACCURATELY interprets your quote
  • And remember you can place your poetry on images as well to enhance the impact of your message.

Are you ready to join in? Where do you get these quotes? Where do you make these images?

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, Picmonkey, or Canva.com, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Each Wednesday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Tuesday night to share your creativity inspired by a quote. We will share your posts on social media for added exposure.

Each week, we will include a link to the previous week’s post so that you can go to the links and comments to see all the inspiration that was generated.

Please copy the badge at the top of the post and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge,” 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 our 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.

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This week’s theme is about:

“Change”

Change


“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. – Nathaniel Branden

Nathaniel Branden may sound familiar to some of you. “He was a Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem. A former associate and romantic partner of Ayn Rand, Branden also played a prominent role in the 1960s in promoting Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism. Rand and Branden split acrimoniously in 1968, after which Branden focused on developing his own psychological theories and modes of therapy.”

Of course I didn’t know all of that when I found the quote. I simply connected to the words and came up with a meaning that relates to me. Who knows if it is what the original intent was. Most of us need a change of some sort. The problem is . . . we don’t accept the fact of that need.  That change can be in the form of tangible things such as to quit smoking. Everyone knows smoking can cause cancer, yet, people continue to smoke. Awareness is the easy part, the second step, acceptance, is the tough part.

Once you come to the point of acceptance that is when those changes begin. Think back to the emotional upheavals of your life. Those times where you accepted what happened is when you were able to turn the corner and begin living again. Acceptance doesn’t mean easier. It means moving forward.

Personally, I have had many episodes of awareness and acceptance. It takes quite some time to achieve a state of being where awareness and acceptance can be a seamless ALMOST painless process. The way to get to a healthy existence is to learn to be aware and accept not only what you see but that change needs to take place.

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Thanks for stopping by to be part of our new writing challenge. I know you will love how your creativity flows! Visit my offering this week at the link below if you would like to.

Ronovan Writes and Silver Threading

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32 Comments

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  5. Change is a must if you want a career as a writer, I think. You always have to be pushing yourself forward, ready for that next mountain or valley.

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  7. Hmm, it seems I’ll be skipping the WQWWC this week, only because I kinda already used a change theme a few weeks ago when the prompt was poetry ~> https://jademwong.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/writers-quote-wednesday-changed/

    I’ll still be checking out everyone’s entries though ^_^

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  10. http://wp.me/p4ayEo-1l0 Here is my shortlink in case the pingback doesn’t work <3

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  13. Hello Colleen, haven’t been around for a while but I have an entry this week:)
    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/writers-quote-wednesday-19/

    I’ve stuck to the old format, hope you don’t mind.

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  16. That’s a brilliant quote and it’s true when you think of it.
    Here’s my entry for this weeks prompt. Have a good evening. I am signing off to toddle off to bed 🙂
    https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2016/05/11/embracing-change-writers-quote-wednesday-challenge/

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  18. You’re so right about acceptance being a difficult step. Most of us are aware of what we need to do but many of us have a hard time accepting it. I never thought of it that way. Very insightful, Colleen. Great quote! 🙂 xx
    Here’s my contribution this week. http://wp.me/p3eYyj-1g0

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  20. A super challenge, i learnt about Nathaniel so I also was changed by your change 😇
    my take on the promp is longer than most of my posts, but please stick with it.
    https://ellenbest24.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/ill-cover-your-back-its-all-in-a-days-work/

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  27. Great prompt this week Colleen. I loved your quote and the examples that you gave, Yes, acceptance is the hardest part of change. 🙂

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