The Unread Story Is Not A Story . . .

24 Mar

Hi everyone! Today I’m participating in Colleen’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Check out Colleen’s blog, Silver Threading, for some great quotes, poems, and articles. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite quotes by author Ursula K. Le Guin. I appreciate my readers very much and when I post a story it gives me great pleasure to read their comments. I especially love when they mention my characters by name––it annimates them. The illustration I used for this quote is my concept brought to life by artist George Miltiadis. It’s amazing to see the characters you made up in your head materialize in art.


The Fall of Lilith, Vashti Quiroz-Vega, writer, books

The above characters are from my Fantasy Angels Series. The 1st book in the series, The Fall of Lilith, will be out later this year.

26 Responses to “The Unread Story Is Not A Story . . .”

  1. Lance Greenfield March 25, 2015 at 4:27 am #

    Reblogged this on Lance Greenfield and commented:
    What a great illustration. Doesn’t it make you want to listen to the story of these characters?

    I like the quote too. It is so true. But I would take it further and craft a similar quote about the spoken word. Stories passed through generations by word of mouth have such great potency. Even in the modern world, listening to an author speaking her own words, her own stories, has great power, don’t you think?


  2. olganm March 25, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    Great quote and love the illustration. Must check the artist…Thanks Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

      Hi Olga! I love this quote and use it often. George is very talented and professional. He was very easy to work with. 😉


  3. Sunni Morris March 25, 2015 at 4:41 pm #


    I always love the artwork you post. Very unusual.

    Are you doing the A to Z this year?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

      Hi Sunni! Thank you very much. The characters portrayed in this illustration are the characters from my Fantasy Angels Series.
      No, I’m afraid not. I’m having enough trouble keeping up right now but it does sound like fun and a great exercise. 🙂 Are you participating?


  4. Silver Threading March 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

    I love this quote! How many times have I thought just the same thing. Your book looks fabulous. I would love to read it and review it. 😉 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 26, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

      Hi Colleen! Thank you! That sounds great. It will be out later this year. I’ll be sure to let you know. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Michelle Stanley March 25, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

    I like the quote and awesome illustration.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 26, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

      Thanks Michelle! George did a great job portraying my characters. He was a good listener. They turned out the way they were in my head and the way I had described them in my book.


  6. Hugh's Views and News March 26, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    I’m going to show this quote to my niece, because she writes but won’t let anybody read her work.

    Great quote, Vashti, for all those that choose to hide their work away for what ever reason.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

      Hello Hugh! I can’t imagine writing a story and not allowing anyone to read it. What’s the point in that? It makes me wonder what the reasons may be. We writers are a nick-picky bunch. I never feel like I’m finished with a story but I force myself to put it out there. To me this quote is more about appreciating our readers. 🙂

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      • Hugh's Views and News March 27, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

        I’m going to try and talk to her about it over the Easter weekend and try and find out why she won’t let anyone read her work. I’m guessing there is a reason. Probably fear of rejection.


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

        That’s a great idea, Hugh. I was thinking the same––fear of rejection. I was a bit like that when I was younger.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. aranislandgirl March 26, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    I am fascinated by your characters. The setting is the ocean? That is a great quote.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

      Thank you. The characters are coming out of the book. Fornues, The black octopoda-looking monster is crashing through the frozen Arctic Ocean, The blond merman, Dagon, is coming out of the Mediterranean Sea, while Samael and Dracul are escaping between the pages of the book. Gadreel was the first to escape and is flying above them. The setting starts in Heaven and then continues on a primitive Earth.


      • aranislandgirl March 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

        Okay, I see all that now! Great visual, ‘infected by art’ such a fab name for his website too.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

        He’s a professional and a very nice guy. He had to be so patient with me. I felt every detail about the characters had to be the way I envisioned it in my head and described in my book. Poor thing––but he did a great job. 🙂

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      • aranislandgirl March 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

        He sounds like an angel. My hubs always says ‘if you’re happy, I’m happy’. Gotta love them kind of men 🙂


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 27, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

        I agree. You’re a lucky woman! I’m sure he’s a lucky guy having you in his life too. 😉 ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin March 28, 2015 at 3:54 am #

    Good quote Vashti


  9. JESS44903 March 28, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    Good luck! 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Don’t forget to enter the $5 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. A Long April 10, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    Imagination exchange Vashti! Stephen King calls it telepathy! Great post.

    Liked by 1 person


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