#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – Ian McEwan

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!


The Bee Writes

Ramblings of Simple Life

Cathy Lynn Brooks

Pearls before Swine

The Writer Next Door

Zen & Pi

Jade M. Wong

Unexpected in Common Hours

Weaving Gold *New this week*

Always a Writer

Thoughts & Entanglements

Wendy Anne Darling

Randoms by a Random

Alberta Ross Writes

Nagrij Writes the Hits You Never Knew Existed

Rebirth of Lisa

On the Land

Silver Threading


As most of you know, I adore anything magical. It occurred to me the other day when I was writing away on my manuscript that I myself was creating magic with my words. A sense of awe overcame me and I had to pause to relish the moment. It made me feel like I had some awesome responsibility to my readers to share the magical world in my head with them. I don’t want to just entertain with my words, I want my readers to feel something from the experience. I want them to engage with my characters and forever be affected by the experience.

A few days later, I stumbled upon this excellent quote by Ian McEwan. That led me on another philosophical journey marveling at the power of words. So, I took Ian McEwan’s advice and began to wonder at the actual process of writing words. There is so much more to writing than just stringing a bunch of words together making sentences.

When readers read the words we script for them they are being led into the most magical of places – our minds. We craft our stories to entertain, teach, engage, and share. We are letting them into our most intimate thoughts and imparting our own ideals into our words. How could we not?

Our writing is part of us. It gives us a voice to those thoughts and threads that spring from a single idea and blossom into a work of art. We are the creators of worlds. Writers, stop and delight in what a marvelous task you have before you! Always believe in the magic! I know I do!

Here is a link to Ian McEwan’s blog. You will want to check him out!

Happy Writing My FRIENDS!

Thanks for stopping by. Please visit the blogs of the writers who shared their quotes with us. I know you will find inspiration and magic!


38 thoughts on “#Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – Ian McEwan

  1. You had me at ‘Magic.’

    I love Ian’s quote, and your wise words on it, Colleen! You set my train of thought running, too! I think, when it comes down to it, that we’d love our stories to affect people in much the same way as a brilliant play or movie can.

    Setting the scenes so readers actually visualize what’s happening as if they were there, and channeling those emotions so readers connect and feel those emotions too… this is Advanced Potions’ of a level that we hope would impress the Halfblood Prince.

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    1. Oh, Wendy! You know me so well! That is absolutely what I am after. I really connected with the idea that we are the creators of “magic” with our words. I only hope I can pass Advanced Potions! The key is making our words believable and our characters realistic! Dialogue is so important! ❤

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  2. I love that quote and have to agree that writing can be so magical. I am often amazed at the pages I read from authors. It is a true art to string together not only words but feelings and worlds that exist in our minds. Thank you for your quotes. I do enjoy reading them, and they have inspired me to find more, read more and write more. (My submission for the week: http://wp.me/p4XBIO-Yn.)

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