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

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 your post so when we share to Twitter 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 have 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…


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 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!

In fact, Ronovan and I 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.

Here is the link to last week’s post from Ronovan.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BLOGS TO FOLLOW… I have included the entries from last week with the theme of “Miracles” (Please click on their name to visit their blog to read their contribution) (It’s cool when I can just copy the pingbacks :D)

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Theme-“Miracle” #WQWWC – ladyleemanila

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge: Miracle – Judy E Martin

Writers Quote Wednesday – MIRACLE | The Writer Next Door

Writer’s Quote Wednesday // Trista Mateer – ZEN AND Π (Edit)

#WQWWC – Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Miracle – Ramblings of a Writer

The Miracle Lies In Your Eyes… | a cooking pot and twistedtales

#WQWWC – Writers Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Miracles” – Silver Threading ~ Fairy Whisperer ~

[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] Her Miracle – Jade M.Wong

Haddon Musings

Neel Writes Blog

Always a Writer

Hallelujah – Postcard from a Pigeon

You guys are simply the BEST!

This is my week, and Ronovan will be back next week to share his theme with you.

THIS WEEK’S THEME IS “STRENGTH.” (…or any form of the word)

So what do you do?

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Wikipedia shares:

James Anthony Froude FRSE (/ˈfruːd/ frood[1][2]) (23 April 1818 – 20 October 1894) was an English historiannovelistbiographer, and editor of Fraser’s Magazine. From his upbringing amidst the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement, Froude intended to become a clergyman, but doubts about the doctrines of the Anglican church, published in his scandalous 1849 novel The Nemesis of Faith, drove him to abandon his religious career. Froude turned to writing history, becoming one of the best-known historians of his time for his History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada.[3] Inspired by Thomas Carlyle, Froude’s historical writings were often fiercely polemical, earning him a number of outspoken opponents. Froude continued to be controversial up until his death for his Life of Carlyle, which he published along with personal writings of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. These publications illuminated Carlyle’s often selfish personality, and led to persistent gossip and discussion of the couple’s marital problems.”

When I first saw the quote from James Froude, above, I knew it was meant for me. I think of myself as a dream writer. Seriously, I dream about my characters and then I find I am able to write about them. That is how my Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy, was created.

Yup, I thought I had my protagonist, Abby Forester all figured out. Then, I started writing and creating… Suddenly, everything I thought I knew about my character changed. She was transformed and molded by the events that occurred in the story. Her transformation was much like the journey many young people take in life. She had to grow and change from her experiences. Abby had to have the strength of character to move her character forward. Abby’s story is a hero’s journey. The same journey I had to take when writing the novel.

Do you ever think about how much strength it takes to write a novel? We writers have a certain fortitude that helps us complete our journey. It’s not really a question of stopping or starting over – it’s all about continuing. Writing becomes a compulsion and something we find we must do. It’s the simple act of writing down one’s thoughts on paper and telling a story. Simple, right?

Wrong. The second quote by William Zinsser is really about the editing process of a novel writing excursion. For me, the initial writing flowed easily. I was able to create an interesting plot with many twists and turns. However, it didn’t take long for me to realize that my writing needed work. It made for some hard reading.

It was at the editing stage where I realized I had issues with grammar. Writing in the third person is hard for me.

Examples.yourdictionary.com says:

Writing in the third person is writing from the third person point of view and uses pronouns like he, she, it, or they. It differs from the first person, which uses pronouns such as I and me, and from the second person, which uses pronouns such as you and yours.”

I really beat myself up over that for awhile. I could have given up, but I didn’t. I reached down deep into my gut and told myself that if I wanted to succeed there were only a couple of ways I could move forward. Get help, and go back and relearn some easy grammar basics.

Believe me – this took strength and fortitude. That is the way it is with writing. It is a gift that tests your strength of character. When your reader cannot connect to your words, you know there is an issue. We write to share a story, to make our reader think and engage with us. We allow them to see into our imagination and to walk with us in the world we have created. Writing is engaging with your readers.

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As my editing process comes closer to completion, I realize I have to let my “baby” out into the world. I have to let other people into the world I have created. I only hope I have the courage and strength to hear what others think!

Thanks for stopping by… Tell me what strength means to YOU!


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    1. Thanks, Annette. It just shows that if you want something bad enough, you will work at perfecting your craft… whatever it is. That takes strength. ❤

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    1. I agree. Sometimes we possess strength that we didn’t even know we had. Once we realize that, we should be on fire, and ready to accomplish our goal. ❤

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  1. I love your quotes. It really does take strength and perseverance to be a good writer, something that I have come to realise too!
    It would be so easy to give up, and that is why I have the utmost respect and admiration for those of you that are so dedicated to getting it right 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Judy. The hard part was not really knowing for sure what I was doing. Thank goodness for Melissa Barker-Simpson. She has taught me so much. At least now, I feel like I know what to look for in my writing. That is the first step. ❤


  2. Love all the quotes. It’s true, being a writer does take a special kind of strength. After months and in some cases years of writing, dreaming, building and inventing then we have to go back with a chisel (during editing) and knock off all the excess or ‘kill your darlings’ like Stephen King likes to say. It is so difficult and as if that weren’t enough, when publication time comes we’re filled with fear. Of course, we have every right to be, since we’re about to bare our souls to the world. It’s a very vulnerable position to be in, but we have the strength to withstand it, because we’re writers and that’s what we do. 😉

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    1. Vashti, you are so right. As a beginner, I wasn’t sure what to even look for in my own writing. I know that sounds crazy, but I didn’t know what to fix. Thanks to the excellent teachings of Melissa Barker-Simpson, I was able to see that I needed to use stronger verbs, as that kept me in the 3rd person. All part of the learning. I am a work in progress! LOL! I have you on my list of YA fantasy beta readers. It’s coming soon. Hugs! ❤

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      1. It doesn’t sound crazy at all to me. I’m self taught also and I had no one to help me when I wrote my first novel up until I got a publisher. Once I began working with a professional editor the skies opened up. I have learned so much but I still have much to learn. I too am a work in progress. 😉

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  3. Excellent thoughts. Writing a story that I’ve figured out in my mind a lot of times the characters choose to take me on their own journey (which I try to resist now and again). I am not fond of editing at all 😉

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    1. I had to learn that process (editing). I get it now and it really isn’t so bad. Of course, I have had excellent help. The fact that I had no idea of what to do was my real issue. The first time is always the hardest. The next book I will write differently. ❤ Hugs to you, my friend. ,3


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