#WQWWC – #Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Adventure

So, it’s that time again! Time to get your quote selected so you can come up with a creative story, poem, or whatever else you would like to share about your quote. Remember we have a week so there is no great hurry!

It has been a crazy week! I am sorry for being so late…

Ronovan is in charge this week and he chose the theme of:

“ADVENTURE”

Please make sure to link to Ronovan’s post HERE. He explains how to follow the challenge and gives a link-back to last week’s post so you can see how creative everyone else was. In addition, Ronovan and I share your posts on social media for added exposure! Thanks for joining us.

Here is my contribution for this week on the theme of “ADVENTURE.”

An adventure of a Life Time

It was time to go. Marie placed her suitcase on the curb next to the car. She was nervous, even though it was filled with the required items on the list. Anything else she needed she would just have to get later. The suitcase was a graduation gift from her foster parents. That bit of irony made her smile. In other words, it was time to go.

“Are you ready?” asked Carolyn, Marie’s foster mother for the last year and a half of high school. She hefted the suitcase into the trunk of the car with a grunt.

“I think so,” answered Marie quietly. She looked around at the familiar surroundings that had become her home for the last couple of years. She felt a sadness that made her heart ache while at the same time she felt her heart beat in anticipation of what lay ahead. The decision to leave was the only logical one, she knew. After one last look around the neighborhood, Marie settled into the seat next to Carolyn. Her throat was tight and tears filled her eyes.

Both women were silent, lost in their own thoughts. Marie watched the fleeting images of the city she grew up in fly past the car window. Carolyn reached over and turned on the car radio.

“Nothing like a little music to brighten the situation,” said Carolyn smiling at Marie.

The soft strains of the song “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” wafted through the car. Carolyn laughed. “How appropriate is that?” she asked.

Marie laughed too. What were the chances that song would play today at this moment on her way to the airport, she wondered? It was the kind of moment she knew she would remember the rest of her life. It was a sign, an omen that she was on the right path.

“Now, remember to call me and let me know you arrived safely,” murmured Carolyn.

Marie nodded. “If they let me,” she said with hesitation in her voice.

The freeway exit to the airport loomed ahead. Carolyn took the exit with ease guiding the car into the appropriate lane for departing passengers. She stopped the car in the unloading zone and turned to Marie.

“You will be just fine. This is a brand new adventure, one you will remember the rest of your life,” she said, tears clinging to her eyelashes. Carolyn knew she loved this girl whose parents had given her up to the state. Thank goodness she was able to be there for her, she thought. Foster care was never easy and Marie had been a typical teenager but now it was time for her to make her own way in the world.

Marie nodded and glanced at Carolyn. Their eyes met. She could not speak. How do you say thank you to the woman who took you into her home and family and loved you for who you were? Marie hugged Carolyn as tears rolled down her face.

“I know,” Carolyn said patting Marie’s back encouragingly. “I love you, too.”

“Thank you,” whispered Marie. She slipped out of the car and retrieved her suitcase from the trunk.

Carolyn wiped her eyes. “Write me and we will write you back,” she shouted out of the car window to Marie’s retreating back.

Marie turned around with a smile on her face. “I will,” she said. “I love you, too!”

Carolyn watched Marie straighten her back as she walked toward the other young men and women gathered on the sidewalk in front of the American Airlines ticket booth. Staff Sargeant Banning was there in his dress blues, just as he had promised.

“Welcome ladies, and gentlemen,” he said smiling. The bus to the induction center will leave in about 20 minutes. We will complete your paperwork and physical there and then it is back to the airport for your plane bound for Lackland Air Force Base. Welcome to the United States Air Force!

On July 12, 1976, Colleen Marie (Steinle) Chesebro left for basic training. It WAS the adventure of a lifetime!

It was great seeing you all. Come back again!

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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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#WQWWC Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Wisdom”

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. Please remember to Use #WQWWC on Twitter so we will be able to retweet you.

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’.

Ronovan asks:

“Do you 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’.”

This is Ronovan’s week. I will be back next week to share a new theme with you. We thought it would be fun to split the brain power needed. All of you get hosts that are reasonably fresh and fun to play with, so join in! So make sure to link to his post here

This week’s theme is about:

Each week, Ronovan and I 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.


Click HERE to see how the theme of ROMANCE was interpreted last week. You can follow the links in the comment section to see who shared their masterpieces!

Here is my contribution to Ronovan’s prompt of “WISDOM:”

 

Sublime Transcendence

To exist as part of the material world

living in the ethereal reaches of the sky,

I rise above the mundane nuances of this life.

Drifting on a spiritual realm of cloud and smoke,

time has no place or meaning.

Subsistence is found in the meditation of the mind

and the slowed beating of my heart.

Senses aflame with the kindred knowledge of the ancients,

wisdom is gained in sublime experience.

Peace and harmony flow as in a gentle rain,

while thoughts refrain

showing traces of a glowing ember –

the energy of my soul.


Thanks for stopping by to be part of our new writing challenge. I know you will love how your creativity flows!

Ronovan Writes and Silver Threading

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@ColleenChesebro

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#WQW (Writer’s Quote Wednesday) & #BeWow (Be Writing on Wednesday) – Poet, Mary Webb

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our 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!

RONOVAN WRITES

KYROSMAGICA

NEW 2 WRITING

CATHY LYNN BROOKS

THE PBS BLOG

RAMBLINGS OF SIMPLE LIFE

ON THE LAND

WEAVING GOLD

MEREDITH’S REVERIES

L. C. W. ALLINGHAM *NEW THIS WEEK*

THE WRITER NEXT DOOR

ANNETTE ROCHELLE ABEN

RAMBLINGS OF A WRITER

REBIRTH OF LISA

BREW & SPEW

MY JOURNEY WITH HIJAB

ZEN & PI

JADE M. WONG

DAILY ECHO

RANDOMS BY A RANDOM

I MANIKING BLOG

NAGRIJ WRITES THE HITS YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED

A COOKING POT & TWISTED TALES *NEW THIS WEEK*

SILVER THREADING

~*~

I am still on my poetry kick and had to share with you all the wonderful and lyrical words of Mary Webb, a writer, and poet from Shropshire, England.

Her words speak of mystical forests bordered by dark forbidding woods. In my mind’s eye, I can see and hear the fairies whispering and cajoling the wind to not muss up their hidden lairs within the mighty fortresses of the trees… Can you hear them?

“The chief singer of Summer is the grass; it is the very voice of Earth, taking us into her confidence. To hear it you must go to some upland, away from water and trees and lie with the green forest above you. Then you will hear the silky ripple of the blades and the velvet caress of the ripe, brown grass-heads, swelling to a multitudinous soft whisper as the breeze goes by.”

from The Spring of Joy: The Joy of Music, by Mary Webb

Courtesy of the Mary Webb Society

“Green Rain”

by Mary Webb

Into the scented woods we’ll go,
And see the blackthorn swim in snow.
High above, in the budding leaves,
A brooding dove awakes and grieves;
The glades with mingled music stir,
And wildly laughs the woodpecker.
When blackthorn petals pearl the breeze,
There are the twisted hawthorne trees
Thick-set with buds, as clear and pale
As golden water or green hail–
As if a storm of rain had stood
Enchanted in the thorny wood,
and, hearing fairy voices call,
Hung poised, forgetting how to fall.

I love the lyrical sing-song rhythm to the poem above, called Green Rain. The imagery fills my mind with the scents and sounds of spring, or even early summer. When reading these words aren’t you instantly transported to another time and place?

Mary Webb, Novelist, and Poet

Image credit: Wikipedia

Mary Webb was an English romantic novelist and poet of the early 20th century, whose work is set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew. Wikipedia

BornMarch 25, 1881, as Mary Meredith in Shropshire, United Kingdom

DiedOctober 8, 1927, St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom

MoviesGone to Earth, The Wild Heart

Click HERE to see what the Shropshire Star has to say about Mary Webb’s legacy today.

Come on, JOIN IN and show Ronovan how much fun it is to share your quotes!

Thanks for visiting today.  Enjoy the challenge and see where your favorite author’s quotes take you!


#Writer’sQuoteWednesday & #BeWow – A “Silver” Quote

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our 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!

FIRST, LET’S
CHECK OUT ALL THESE FABULOUS WRITERS WHO SHARED QUOTES LAST WEEK:

Lance Greenfield

I Manking Blog

Always a Writer

Ronovan Writes

Brew & Spew

Ever Changing

Rebirth of Lisa

Taking a Walk Through History

Cathy Lynn Brooks

The Writer Next Door

Seasoned Sistah 2

Weaving Gold

Pearls before Swine

Daily Echo

Thoughts & Entanglements

On the Land

Zen & Pi

Chasing Life & Finding Dreams

Alberta Ross Writes

Silver Threading

~*~

My quote this week is all about the “magic” of words. You know what I am talking about. Words strung together like a shiny necklace meeting and joining to form an image in your mind. That image propels you through a story from the beginning to the end. That is the true MAGIC! When your words mean something to the reader you know you have reached them through their hearts.

I can’t tell you how many times I have a read a book where I find myself becoming emotional. I cry, laugh, and even ache with the pain of the words written. It is an experience I would think all authors desire from their readers. I consider it a gift. To evoke emotions like that from a reader signifies a deep bond with the written word.

Friend and blogger, Charles Yallowitz, author of the fantasy series, The Legends of Windemere, once said to me, “Writing fantasy is freeing.”

I pondered his statement for quite a long time. As a student learning the art of the fantasy genre, I realized that what he was talking about was the fact that as a writer you create what did not exist before in your mind with the intention of sharing it with the rest of the world. Wow! I realized how brave you have to be to expose that part of your heart to the rest of the world!

That is where the magic comes in. The Encarta Dictionary defines magic as, “A special, mysterious, or inexplicable quality, talent or skill.” I believe that we word weavers are creating magic with every stroke of our pen, or keyboard, to be more exact.

The magical energy our words create drip with sound and rhythm, conjuring up images that free us from our daily existence. If you think about it most magic spells are done by reciting words. Words have power.

So, the next time you sit down to write just remember you are the magician, the necromancer of words. Use your power wisely!

Magic is why I write. Magic is why I read.


SHARE your MAGIC with the rest of the world!

TELL US ABOUT A QUOTE THAT INSPIRED YOU THIS WEEK!

Thanks for stopping by. Ronovan and I loved seeing all of you!

#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – Alan Rickman

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.

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!

First – Here’s who joined in last week:

Ronovan Writes

Always a Writer

Pearls before Swine

The V-Pub

New 2 Writing

Ramblings of Simple Life

Cathy Lynn Brooks

Rebirth of Lisa

The Bee Writes

Equine Guided Growth Retreats

Zen & Pi

Thoughts & Entanglements

Unexpected in Common Hours

My Journey with Hijab

Randoms by a Random

On the Land

Chasing Life and Finding Dreams

The Writer Next Door

Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed

Alberta Ross Writes

Daily Echo

Silver Threading


THANKS FOR BEING PART OF TEAM AWESOME! YOUR QUOTES ARE THE BEST FOUND ON PLANET BLOG!

This week, I must dedicate #WQW to Alan Rickman, of Harry Potter fame. His passing leaves another empty hole in my heart for a fine actor. His portrayal of Severus Snape will always be firmly rooted in my mind… “Always!”

Image credit: The Pensieve,
words by J. K. Rowling

Wikipedia shares:

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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director, known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen, often as a complex antagonist. Wikipedia
Died: January 14, 2016, London, United Kingdom
Spouse: Rima Horton (m. 2012–2016)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like the new format. Please make sure to visit the writer’s who shared their quotes, and don’t forget to share your favorites! ❤

Writer’s Quote Wednesday-Mark Twain

Writer's Quote Wednesday Ronovan
It’s that wonderful day of Wednesday so humorously called Camel Back day around the world. That means you are welcome to join in the Writer’s Quote Wednesday open link and blog share here on SilverThreading.com. With or without an image, a story a history, or neither is fine. As long as you have an inspiring quote to share with those here, go for it DUDE!
Okay, I tried to be all polite and Colleen like. You know, the owner of SilverThreading.com? But I ain’t her. Oops I slipped the wrong contract in there. Does that mean my run at the club SilverThreading keeps going? Do I jump a loophole somewhere? (I wonder if people realize I am doing this on porpoise?)
Once you’ve written your post do some of the followings:

We want to make sure your post gets seen by as many of us as possible.

Also make sure to TAG your post with Writer’s Quote Wednesday so people can find you in the WordPress Reader if they want to search that way.

This isn’t just a Wednesday thing, keep them coming through the end of NEXT MONDAY. Then you will see your link appear in the WEEKLY WRAP-UP that is tweeted and shared around the web. Happy visiting everyone else, and happy quoting.
Ronovan-The Guest Postest with the Host um, nevermind.
Mark Twain on Character
“A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”
Mark Twain
I am big about character. And about the language a person chooses to use. There is also a saying that you can discern a person’s intellect from the words they use. This is more along the lines of their common sense intellect, their civility intellect, and their respect for others intellect. Yes, I know polite and well mannered people can be serial killers. Those make the best characters in books. See what I did there? Character and character? No? Sigh.
Many will find it shocking but I don’t curse/cuss/swear/or profane. Years ago when I discovered my son was on his way into the world, I decided if I was going to tell him not to do something, then I would not be a hypocrite. It turned out language and many other life choices were a lot easier to change than I thought. And oddly enough, I do feel somewhat more intelligent. Not more intelligent than others but more intelligent than I was.
I convey this to my writing as well. Characters in books don’t have to speak stereotypical ways. I use language, sentence structure, length of sentences and pace to show anger and excitement where some will use profanity. I’m not saying people can’t do it, it’s simply my choice. Also, the words don’t come to mind to use when a person is angry in a book. Once you don’t use certain words you just don’t use them. Not every low income person is going to sound illiterate. That’s what people assume they sound like. Some do, but then so do some children from wealthy families. I’ve been in the school systems. I know.
Character does a lot of things for a person and you must work at it for a long time in order for it become a habit.
Much Respect
Ronovan

Writer’s Quote Wednesday- George Orwell

Writer's Quote Wednesday RonovanGuest Host: Ronovan of RonovanWrites and LitWorldInterviews.com

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote 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!

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.

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 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 any longer. I am using 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 ping-back 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.




 

Yesterday, I suggested as a prompt, in case some did not have a quote in mind, to look to advice on writing, what with National Novel Writing Month in progress. Advice to overcome dreadful things such as writer’s block and corner painting abounds to no end out there in search engine land. I took my own suggestion and today provide to you a quote from George Orwell.

George Orwell Quote

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”—George Orwell

There is a great deal of truth in this quote for many writers. For me, in my works of fiction, and my poetry, I attempt to bring to light a side of a person that is not either believed or understood. People like to pigeon hole a person or gender or even a writing style. I refuse to be one of those who are holed.

I don’t allow genre to interfere with story. I don’t allow traditions to get in the way of truths. I lay everything out for all to see, to interpret, and if they understand, if they enjoy, all the better. If not, I have written the truth.

Writing the truth leaves open those doors others close to hide behind.



Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – A Silver Quote

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote 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!

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.

Be ready to take part with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

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 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 any longer. I am using 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 ping-back 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.

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!

After I get moved I will resume the Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-up. It has been impossible to keep up with. Thanks for understanding.

Confidence

Since I move this week, I did want to let you know that there will NOT be a Writer’s Quote Wednesday post next week. I have no idea how long it will take for me to get WiFi in the new house. Please join in Ronovan’s #BeWoW, instead – OR you can help me move!

Last chance to help Silver move

Don’t forget to tell us what quote inspired you this week!

Thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed seeing all of you.

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WHO Wants to Help Us MOVE? #BeWoW

We had an exciting day on Monday. First I had to go to one of my favorite places… the dentist! NOT! I survived my teeth cleaning and came home to find a message on our phone.

A couple was coming by at 4:30 P.M. to view our house – on a Monday afternoon! I kicked in the afterburners and ran around in a frenzy cleaning floors, dusting, and making everything spic and span. Ron manned the vacuum and took care of that issue for me. Meanwhile, Sugar and Spice slept on the couch!

Our real estate agent thought he would be there for the appointment to see if he could get a read on their intentions. At the exact time, we had agreed to let them view the house, Ron and I, including Sugar and Spice, jumped in the car and drove around for about a half hour.

After the couple left, we returned home and talked with our agent. He said this couple sure asked more questions than the other folks did that viewed the house recently! He said you just never know in these instances. The couple had not made a bid. L We were sad to say the least.

At 6:30 P.M. Monday evening, our agent called and said the couple’s real estate agent had texted him saying they were writing up a contract!! By 8:30 P.M. they had made a verbal offer and we accepted it. We now have a written contract to sell our house! WOO HOO!!

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I kept telling Ron that we had to make it through both of those September eclipses before our luck would change! It was interesting because last week we ran around getting all the things done that we needed to do before we moved, even though we had no idea when it would happen. Doctor appointments, vet appointments (for Sugar & Spice) and the dreaded dentist appointments were all completed and out-of-the-way for our cosmic energy to flow.

Many, many thanks to all of you who supported me through this crazy time. You guys kept me going when I felt the stress build up. I cannot thank you all enough. You know who all of you are, too! ❤

By next Tuesday, October 6th, we will be on the road Colorado-bound to do some house hunting. I am not sure just what the date will be for the house closing, but it tentatively  is set for October 29th!

This will impact my blog and some of my regular posts (Writer’s Quote Wednesday, Mindful Monday, etc.) so please bear with me. Book reviews will also slip in the schedule. Rest assured, I will review your book in due time.

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Just think of all the pictures of our trip I will be able to share!

Thanks again for letting me share my exciting news! Many thanks to Cherokee Billie for her accurate prediction of exciting changes that would happen after the Mega Moon Eclipse.

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Image credit: Eating 4 Balance

Stay tuned for more exciting developments!