Hey, EVERYBODY! It’s that time again! 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 “INSPIRATION,” or any variation 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!
An elfin glimmer –
pure brilliance ignites the fire,
my vision is born.
A murmuring muse –
hides secrets within us all,
waiting to emerge.
My inspiration –
comes in dreams and visions,
until I wake up!
Colleen M. Chesebro
What inspires you to write? I am always amazed at how I can be doing the most mundane normal thing like cleaning or gardening and suddenly I am overcome with the feelings of brilliance! There it is! A spark of inspiration leaps into my brain and I am off scrambling for a notebook so that I can write down this burst of creativity before I forget it!
Do you ever wonder where these flashes of creativity come from? Do you feel as if some divine influence communicates within your soul, sharing sacred revelations? I am convinced that somehow we open the parts of our brains that allow us to become receptive to the vibes that reverberate around us. Just like someone that is empathic, we writers share a symbiotic relationship with the cosmos. We channel the stimuli and create. When you hit your groove and the writing flows you know you are in a creative arc.
What about your creative style? For me, inspiration and creativity are linked. I just can’t have one without the other!
Psychologies.co.uk has a test that you can take called: What’s Your Creative Style? Click on the link and take the test. It is only eight quick questions. Let us know how you did in the comments.
Here is what the test said about my creative style (which was spot-on, by the way:
Creativity is a release
For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by molding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganized. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement.
I also find great inspiration when I read other people’s writing. Maybe that is why I read so much. All I know is that reading really gets my imagination working. I think you have to be open-minded, too. Inspiration is all about being open to the possibilities…
So COME ON! Tell us what inspires you!
Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to hear what wild and wonderful things inspire you!
Categories: Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge
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.