Don’t Bite the Hook: Five things to remember post-election – Lion’s Roar

Susan Piver offers five actions we can all take to “not bite the hook” following Donald Trump’s presidential win. I found some wisdom here, and I hope you will too. ❤

Source: Don’t Bite the Hook: Five things to remember post-election – Lion’s Roar

Ronovan Writes’ Week #101 Haiku Review with Links.

Check out all the amazing Haiku from the Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge! ❤

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Click the underlined, blue links to visit the haiku of each poet. All poets, please remember to visit the prompt throughout the week so you can visit those who enter later than you do. We all need each others support. You are missing some great haiku.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Review

Annette of Annette Rochelle Aben with a message many need to hear these days, and the days to come, titled Winds of Change.

Sandra “The Wild One” Daffodil with Native, do a twist on the prompt and winding up with a unique idea.

Ruth of Image & Word came up with Deadlock about a alternative to the present to get to the future.

FLOrida Borne of Two On A Rant. Okay so it’s really Floridaborne but I like calling her Flo and pronounce Borne as Bornay yes, I like being weird. She gives us How a Writing Frenzy Feels, with…

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#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “INSPIRATION”

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!

BUT WAIT!

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 FotoflexerPicmonkeyCanva, 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!

Inspiration!

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!

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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.

~*~

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.

~*~

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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#WQWWC Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – MAGIC

It’s time to join in for the third “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.

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging event called the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge,” co-sponsored with Ronovan, of Ronovan Writes, and myself.

Ronovan and I have decided to change it up! Spring is in the air and it is time for something different! We have retired BeWow (Be Writing on Wednesday) and will no longer use that meme.

So GUESS what?

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!

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.

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 weeks 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!

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.

Are you ready to join in?

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, 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 comments to see all the inspiration that was generated.

Please copy the badge above 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).

BOTTOM LINE: Have fun and be creative!

~*~

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The swamp was alive and bursting with bright green leaves and wildflowers in brilliant shades of red, pink, and creamy white.  Abby stood in the middle of the road watching the beauty of a Florida spring unfold around her.  Large fat bumble bees hovered above the new blooms, as the sweet nectar beckoned to them to eat from this smorgasbord of delight.

Crimson cardinals and rosy-breasted blue birds flew high in the burgeoning leaves of the trees announcing that spring had finally arrived. The fragrance from all this new life was intoxicating. Abby took in the natural splendor of her surroundings as if she suffered from a thirst that could not be satisfied. The sights and sounds were magnificent.

The most beautiful aroma began to waft through the air. It was a mixture of sandalwood and jasmine, orange blossoms and roses. Abby knew she had only smelled this scent, so beautiful and pure when she was in the presence of the swamp fairies. Abby found herself enchanted by the moment. Excitement coursed through her veins.

Suddenly, a vaporous form appeared drifting within a swirling fog. A tiny being flitting above the waters of the slough. The swamp fairy had long blond hair and glittering wings. Abby watched transfixed as the fairy began to speak in the peculiar way she had where only Abby understood her words.

“Magic is seeing what others do not. Welcome home, Abby Forester.”

Butterflies and moths of every color rose out of a rotted stump buried beneath the murky waters of the swamp. The trees looked alive as the wings of the many creatures fanned in a gentle rhythm. Dragonflies of every color in the rainbow came next. They too filled the leaves of the trees and bushes. Abby closed her eyes. She felt their strength in numbers and felt their unity. A feeling of belonging and overwhelming love surrounded her in an aura of luminosity.

As quickly as it all began, the Swamp Fairy released the butterflies. They rose in a cloud and immediately flew off into the sky. However, Abby gasped when she realized they did not look like butterflies anymore. Instead, they had transformed into translucent beings of light. They were tiny swamp fairies wearing the colors of the spring swamp, clothed in brown, and a brilliant green, the color of new leaves. Wild flowers of every color were twisted in their flowing hair. Golden flecks of light bounced around them like glittering stars in the night.

Welcome to spring in Fairy Swamp.

~*~

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this introduction to my swamp fairies. ❤

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Mindful Monday Healthy Living – “Your Well-Being Matters,” by Erika Kind

Welcome to Mindful Monday – Healthy Living! Each week I try to examine new or sometimes old things about myself on my journey to becoming healthier. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to, as I attempt to live in the present. Come and join me on my journey. You never know what you will learn about yourself.

…to all of you who have left comments and cheered me on and are interested in accompanying me on this journey to healthy living! Together, we can offer support and ideas to make this road to “healthy,” a fun journey!

My hope is that you will all visit the posts of everyone who participated last week. You can find their blog links and comments on last week’s post HERE. Stop by and say hello! You just might make someone’s day!

Each week I want to share one of your links or comments that motivated me:

LAST WEEK’S MOST INSPIRING BLOG POST: “Mindful Monday, 14 March 2016,” from the blog A Spirit of Healing, by Bee Halton.

Bee included an excellent video about teaching meditation to children. I LOVED the video and really found it to relaxing and calming. Wait until you hear what the kids have to say! 😀

Here’s Bee:

“I apologise for somewhat short Mindful Monday posts at this time. As I said last week:  I have been busy, and I need time to calm down and find my balance again.

Still I want to take part in Colleen’s Mindful Monday, and I am aware that many of you want to teach Mindfulness to their children. I have found a film that is based on a book about Mindfulness for Children called “Planting the Seeds of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh.

It has the same title but isn’t released yet. It still needs some funds to be released. You can find out more about it here. (It also shows you what Tina Turner is up to lately  )

They have released a trailer so far, and I think it is an excellent reminder of how Mindfulness works.

1st Planting Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness Film Trailer by MindfulCloud PBC.

In this sense may you have a mindful week!”

Thanks so much Bee for sharing such an inspirational post about mindfulness. ❤

I am currently buried in my writing (when those fairies speak you have to listen) so I asked Erika if I could share a post that she wrote on her own blog (CLICK HERE to find the post on Erika’s blog). Erika’s post really spoke to me and it was exactly how I felt – OVERWHELMED! You see, I still think I can do it all when in reality I can’t. How many of you feel that way too?

So, I am taking Erika’s advice and taking care of me today. I feel fine and am progressing well with my healthy journey. I have kept the “evil pig” at bay for two weeks now and I am seeing great progress! Read here to learn how you can control your inner pig!

HERE’S ERIKA:

I inspired myself to this post when I had to set priorities in my currently busy life. I learned that many years ago when I found myself surrounded by too many activities. It happened step by step unnoticed until it got too much. It is related a lot to the lesson of saying No:

You love what you do. You really love it. You are proud of what you are achieving ever day. You are versatile, doing this and that. There are so many things you want to do in your life and you are not only talking about it, you are doing it. Things work out, projects succeed and grow. That is wonderful but all of a sudden the many projects can get too much and I don’t even threw life in yet. When everything grows it can be overwhelming because you are still only one person. You still have only 24 hours a day. But you also still love all you started.

After a while, you notice that instead of gaining energy, it draws energy from you. You feel stressed out, get nervous, perhaps you even notice physical reactions. That’s the moment when you need to say stop. A very difficult decision. Because what you built might be running by itself and you are running with it. You might be even part of something and to admit that it is too much for you can be tough. Perhaps you look at others and ask yourself how they can handle it all. Your frustration about yourself grows and the you work even harder to keep up with everything or even start something new in addition. Things get worse! You are getting exhausted and your nerves are reaching their limit. You are losing your excitement, your joy, your inspiration. Stop, before you completely break down.

Are you sure that those others you admire are dealing better? Or aren’t they too pretending that what they are achieving every day is a piece of cake? Perhaps and perhaps not! So what? Here it is about you! Whatever change you are making the ones who matter, don’t mind and the ones who mind don’t matter at all.

Yes, you might be doing what you are doing for others with all your heart. But don’t feel obliged to destroy yourself in order to not disappoint someone. You won’t! There is more understanding around than you might think! What is the reason that your projects are successful? Because others appreciate you and what you are doing. That means YOU MATTER! Everyone for whom you matter wants your well-being. They know that only then you can keep up what you started.

If you force yourself to keep up something up that you don’t feel anymore then nobody will feel it anymore. Something is missing, your spark is missing!

What is an action worth if it doesn’t come from the heart? Where does it come from when not from the heart? It comes from nowhere. It is like an empty bottle. You see this empty bottle and the frustration grows again. You are not content anymore with what you are doing and things develop in the opposite direction. The power has gone. But we need to be power in order to give power. We need to be what we want to give. And if we are not what we want to give, we should not try to give it. It only wears you out.

It is not selfish at all to care for yourself. It is the only right thing to do in order to enjoy what you are doing. Only when you enjoy what you are doing, it contains your passion. And you need passion in order to fill your actions with YOU! Time-outs are not a sign of weakness or failure. The are a sign of taking you and your purpose serious. You need to take care of yourself in order to be what you want to give. You can only be there for others when you are there yourself! An empty shell is of no help. The more important a person is for others the more important their well-being is.

If I want to serve others, I need to serve myself in the first place. I have to find places where I can charge my batteries, where I can fuel my happiness and my positive outlook. I need to take care of myself. Because only when I feel good I can be who I want to be. Only when I am strong, I can give strength. Only when I feel encouraged I can encourage others. I need to feel good in order to make others feel good. I need to shine in order to show others that shining is not a gift but an inner concept!

No, it  is not selfish  to spoil yourself. In fact, it is the only way to be exactly the person this world needs. Only when you stick to yourself, believe in yourself, be aware of that wonderful and unique being you are, you can serve others with your gifts and your light. You have something within only you can give in your special way.

If you see someone being exhausted, wouldn’t you tell them to take a break, to take time for themselves? Wouldn’t you suggest they should change something in their lives? Wouldn’t you tell them how amazing it is what they are doing day by day and that you are asking yourself where they took the power to keep it up? Wouldn’t you tell them that it is not at all a sign of failing or weakness but a natural consequence? Wouldn’t you assure them that you totally understand and that it is so much more important that the care for their well-being in order to give what you so love about them?
Why are we so understanding for others but think different, when it comes to ourselves?

Take care of yourself. Take a break, slow things down, through things our of your life. The most important thing in life is: being happy and being appreciative…. to yourself. When you are filled with enthusiasm and smiling from within then all you do contains this magical part of you that everybody loves about you. Keep that fire burning. And when the flame burns lower, step back, take a break and fuel your fire.

Your well-being matters because you matter!

In Love and Light, Erika ❤

Are you looking for more inspiration? Here is a link to Erika’s books on her blog. You will find great motivation for everyday living and LOVE connecting with Erika. Enjoy!

Thank you, Erika, for allowing me to share your common sense attitude about taking care of yourself! We all are just too hard on ourselves. I appreciate your kindness! ❤

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! If you would like to join me in your own healthy living journey, please do. Use whatever program works for you. You do not even have to follow a program if you don’t want to. The whole idea is to start thinking about ways that you can become healthier and fit. This includes going gluten-free, fat-free, lactose-free, starting an exercise program, or even a new way of eating such as becoming a vegetarian. If it has to do with becoming healthy, write about it!

TOGETHER!

How about you? What are your healthy living goals for the week?

Remember, this is not a challenge.  Each of us has different goals that we wish to attain. This is an offering of support and a place where my online community can come to participate in attaining a healthy lifestyle.  If you would like to join in with your own Mindful Monday – Healthy Living goals you can do so in the comments, or on a separate post of your own making.  If you want to link back to my post, please feel free to do so, however, it is not necessary. Each week I will include a link to the previous week’s post where readers can find your links and comments from the previous week. My main aim here is to give and get support to become more mindful of my journey to healthy living.

Thanks for being part of my fabulous journey to a healthy lifestyle. Don’t forget to share your journey. ❤ No matter what your goals are in becoming more healthy, together we can do it!

100 Common-Sense Ways to Write Better | Writing Forward

Excellent ideas found here! ❤

A hundred sensible ways to write better. Nobody’s born knowing how to read and write. Sure, the lucky ones have talent, but we all start out learning our

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#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – C. S. Lewis


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. I will share your images on social media for added exposure. Beginning this week, as part of the Writer’s Quote Wednesday post, I will include the links to the blogs that took part in last week’s post. Time is of the essence in my writing and I find that I need every spare minute I can squeeze out of the day. I no longer have the time to do a separate post for the Wrap-up.

Please copy the badge above and include it on your own post. 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!

CHECK OUT ALL THESE FABULOUS WRITERS WHO SHARED QUOTES LAST WEEK:

Always a Writer

Ramblings of Simple Life

Rebirth of Lisa

Meredith’s Reveries

Pearls before Swine

Here There be Dragons!

Cathy Lynn Brooks

Jade M. Wong

Meanings & Musings

On the Land

Kindness Matters * NEW this week *

Zen & Pi

Chasing Life and Finding Dreams * NEW this week *

Randoms by a Random

Alberta Ross Writes

Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed

Ronovan Writes

The Writer Next Door

Silver Threading

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“We do not want merely to see beauty… we want something else which can hardly be put into words- to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have peopled air and earth and water with gods and goddesses, and nymphs and elves.”

~ Author: C.S. Lewis ~

As I write away on my novel like a fiend possessed, I feel a strange affinity with these words from C. S. Lewis. The nymphs have been whispering to me and beckoning me along this writing path I have taken… or maybe I should say the path they have chosen for me.

Many of you know I love the magical aspects of myths and ancient mysteries. These primeval stories open up a part of our subconscious mind that I am convinced helps us channel the ageless tales of our ancestors before us. We are merely repeating what was told to us long ago in a different form.

Many of the earliest stories were told as ways to explain the things in life that mankind could not fathom or understand. That is why many of our myths today feature superheroes and villains that must be conquered in the age old tradition of good vs. evil. We humans are always trying to balance the scales and make it right.

That is what makes us human – that belief in the mystical and unknown. From monsters to delicate fairies we are led along an imaginary pathway into the deepest recesses of our imaginations. It is all about faith and believing that our faith will destroy evil.

Please visit C.S. Lewis.com, the official site, to learn more about this talented author who paved the way for all of who enjoy the spinning of tales.

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Hello Mindful Monday…

LOOK everybody! Momma’s BACK! ❤

A Momma's View

… or maybe not just yet!

A couple of weeks ago I decided to join Silver Threading on her mindful journey to a healthier lifestyle. I chose probably the worst time to do so. Not only were the Holidays coming up, but we were also about to move house, going away and I was getting ready to work full time on a casual base for the entire month of January. How’s this for not being able to stick to your normal routine?

Perfect, to shake things up, right?

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 11/04/15

Writer's Quote Wednesday Wrap-Up

It’s different than you may be accustomed to. But it’s how I do my Reviews and Wrap-Ups. Click the blue links to check out the contributions. All very good this week. Below are my comments to them.

To let you know. tomorrow’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday post to link to is:

http://silverthreading.com/2015/11/11/mark-twain-quote-on-character/



First in this week

Arcane Owl of A Wayward Scribblez flies in with Charles de Lint. A quote that speaks to the writer in every single solitary one of us. And judging from the comment responses I believe a quote that touched just the right chord with many.



Ronovan from the Ronovan Writes blog shares with us Cesare Pavese quote about love and pain. Two subjects he is quite familiar with. He was actually first in this week, but he somehow thinks he had an unfair advantage. I don’t know why he says that.

Ronovan, guest posting on Meanings and Musings, the blog of Florence Thum. Yes, I got around a bit last week. Two blogs of my friends and LWI team members who needed some coverage. This week I chose a series of quotes about Woman.

Marje (Love this woman silly.) of Kyrosmagica brought it with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as well as one of her own. The first I believe has been removed from the subject of which it speaks to, and the second may apply to so many situations including those writing in NaNoWriMo or any other vein at this time.

Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life offers words of wisdom from Charles Haddon Spurgeon regarding character. Each time I see mention of character it reminds me of a story about Peyton Manning. But that’s for another time, and I have it in my Contemporary Southern Romance that is in editing now. Visit Greg and check it out. A solid quote to live by. (Now I have the old Ashford and Simpson song Solid as Rock going through my mind.)

I figured if I had it annoying me, I just needed to share with others. Muahahahaha!!! Evil and Maniacal Laugh!

Cathy Lynn Brooks. Maya Angelou always has something inspiring to say. This week Cathy gives us one of Angelou’s quotes that pushes us to reach our peak.

Lisa Tetting of Rebirth of Lisa gives us Emily Dickinson. I think this one speaks to living in the here and now. A very good one. One we should all read, think about for a moment, and consume to nourish the soul and then feed our bodies to live by. (Wow, I went all like zen, spiritual, mindful like there. Man, I need Colleen to get back soon before I get in touch with my inner being or something. Darnit, Colleen, I’m a sappy love guy, not in touch with my inner being guy.)

Kristin Elise Garrett of Pursuit of A New Adventure. Ah, we have I believe a character quote this week, and from someone I am quite certain is an amazing author. The quote is from the character Coralina. I think I have done part of this quote. I only wish I had done the other. Then the other would have been worth it from having done the other other. Aha, how was that for confusion and delay?

Khansana of My Journey with Hijab: A Day Dreamer’s Diary brought us Rabia Basari. I have to agree with those quotes, although that second one, well, I gotta get my sleep on at times.. And have you visited her other blog? Yum!

Jenn of Stories and Scribblings: quirky, sarcastic, and aggressively uncool. NaNoWriMo inspiration from a Wrimo herself. This goes for pretty much anyone about anything though. Happy Life.

Yecheilyah Ysrayl of Pearls Before Swine. A wonderful idea here, quoting an Indie Author. Anyone who knows me knows I support Indie Authors in a big way. Jahnavi Chintakunta is the author. A very good reminder for all of us in the writing world, and great information about Chintakunta included in the post. Fascinating. Seriously. You’ll find the link to her own blog in the post and a link to her awesomely named book Ctrl+Alt+Delete. You know you want to know what that’s about.

Janice of Ontheland. Dick Van Dyke  has a great quote about how to stay young. Also the 90gernarian should know. There is a video included of everyone’s favorite chimney sweep showing his stuff.

Sarina of Shining Seeds joins in with Mahatma Gandhi. A reason behind the giving of the quote for all of you this week, primarily to do with writing.

Meredith of Meredith’s Musings is the longest running participant of my Weekly Haiku Challenge that is now in its 70th week. She and her sister Martha are called the Literary Angels for their talent and demeanor. I think of them and either I think of sweetness, as M&M often brings such thoughts to many peoples minds, and I think of poetry and class. This week Meredith gives us Joseph Campbell, born in 1904, and actually provides a video of the audio of his conversation about the topic she narrowed in on, Bliss. Campbell may have been a polarizing figure but as with all such figures sometimes they get something right and something wrong, this one I agree with in the quote itself.

Elizabeth S. Tyree of Here there Be Dragons. This week we receive a lesson and quotes of Fairy Tales. We are show some personal insights into the meanings of well known fairy tales by using quotes to sum up such writings. If Disney had thought of this, there movies would much shorter.

Lisa of ZEN AND Π gives us Anne Frank. A very good history of Anne Frank and the why children need to continue to read her. BUT THAT IS NOT the reason for the quote. The quote itself and the reasoning behind its choice is why I like this quote.

Unexpected in common hours. The source of the quote is C.S. Lewis. I feel this one has much to do with being a writer. I at times feel just this way. How else to explain the thoughts that come to mind? That was rhetorical? Thank you very much. Find out a brief history and what C.S. stands for without having to search for it.

Lynne Brown of from the sticks to the bricks and back again. William Arthur Ward. A very good one. I enjoyed the quote but the words given to explain its choosing were even better.

Frances Otung of imanikingblog with Dr. Cindy Trimm. A very thought provoking quote and post. I agree and I wish people did and put this in to reality more often. If so, the world would work so much better.

Alka Girdhar of Magnanimous Word. Gives us a quote from Every friend and relative of a writer.

Sue Vincent of Daily Echo. One of my favorite people I’ve met through the course of blogging, and interviewing. She brings us Christopher Reeve. Did she cheat? Yes she did and she openly admits it. And rightfully and proudly should. CLICK THROUGH AND FIND OUT WHY! And if not, click HERE and follow a brand new blog that’s important our friend Sue.

Lance Greenfield, Author of Eleven Miles gives us a post titled The Power of Vulnerability and a quote from Ernest Hemingway. There is great truth here and to accomplish that which has been shared is a difficult thing. It can bring pain but in the long run you have a clear heart and mind and ultimately respect.

JazzyTower, JT, Jazz, you get the point, of Thoughts and Entanglements. Two quotes. I found the first amusing and so true. The second is also true and something to live by. Click HERE to go there.

Tessa Smeigh of Writing is my Life. John Lennon is the inspiration here. This quote nails life as we know it. Over the past couple of decades I think life has gone from 55 MPH to 85 MPH and that means people are doing 95 MPH. Things are flashing by and we don’t even see the billboards along the roadside long enough any longer for them to be worth paying for advertising.

Much Respect, Much Love

Ronovan