#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – OBSESSION
It’s time to join in the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge,” co-sponsored with Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes, right here on silverthreading.com and myself, Silver Threading!
Please use #WQWWC on Twitter so we can retweet you and spread the inspiration.
Welcome! This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging event called the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge!
Ronovan and I are really enjoying all the creativity that has been blossoming from this challenge. There has been fascinating science fiction stories, poetry, and even a song or two!
If you like the OLD Writers Quote Wednesday where you selected a quote and talked about the author of the quote you CAN still do that. The quotes are a pathway to find inspiration in your writing. You can write whatever you would like as long as you include your quote with your piece. You can write poetry, music, share songs, write flash fiction…
SHOW US YOUR CREATIVITY!
It’s 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 the right spot!
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.
You have from this Wednesday until the following Tuesday to participate! Woo HOO!
In fact, Ronovan and I will alternate each week with a themed prompt post written on Silver Threading. This will give you a different perspective weekly to keep your inspiration flowing. Make sure and join us. You never know what we will come up with!
To see all the Entries from last week, click HERE for the links in the comments of last week’s Challenge Post.
This is my week, and Ronovan will be back next week to share his theme with you. We thought it would be fun to split the brain power needed each week. All of you get hosts that are reasonably fresh and fun to play with each week, so join in!
This week’s theme is “OBSESSION,” or any variation of the word: OBSESSION
(Click the link to get a definition of the word)
So what do you do?
You select a quote that inspires you. Then, write a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all using the quote either in your story or as the title of your masterpiece. You can include photos, photo quotes, or anything else that helps to highlight your quote.
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 to other’s work. You can use Fotoflexer, Picmonkey, Canva, 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 the comments to see all the inspiration that was generated.
BOTTOM LINE: Have fun and be creative!
I have a secret… I have a writing obsession. Actually, I have many, but my current writing obsession is with writing about mythology, fairies, and magic! I believe that this kind of writing obsession is healthy. It shows that there was a spark in my brain that ignited my creativity into a flame of passion. This passion led me to an amazing world filled with Greek Mythology and the ageless tales of the nymphs. Understanding these stories and breathing new life into the age-old tales has become my favorite past time. Throw in my love of family and my desire for all of us to become stewards of the land we live on and TADA! Instant writing obsession!
These manic moments of creativity are what we writers wait for. These flashes of creativeness allow us to plant the seeds of a vision that we are then able to form and nurture into a story. It has been my experience that these moments of clarity are awe inspiring.
Take for example an innocent walk down a country road in rural northwest Florida on an autumn day in late 2014. I saw something magical in a bush alongside the road that day that I will never be able to totally explain. It could have been the flutter of a leaf or the wings of a bird, but something got my undivided attention. That vision led me to believe I had witnessed a miraculous event. I had seen a fairy!
Maybe this certain idea sat in my brain for years and for whatever reason that day the elements conspired to ignite a passion I had no idea existed. Or… maybe I really did see a fairy. Nevertheless, this single event has haunted me and led me on a great writing journey.
Natalie Goldberg has defined a writing obsession in her quote above and it makes perfect sense to me. So, if you find yourself obsessed with an idea or image that keeps popping into your head – Research it and pursue it! You never know where it will lead you. I am having the time of life following my obsession with all things magical.
Do you have an obsession?
Here is another take on the word obsession from one of my favorite groups, Human League: