Writer’s Quote Wednesday

6 May

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I’m participating today in Colleen’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Visit Colleen’s blog, Silver Threading and read her quote. Check out the links to other writer’s quotes as well. You can also participate by posting a quote from one of your favorite writers.
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“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”

~Philip José Farmer

Philip José Farmer was an American author and poet, principally known for his award-winning science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. He is noted for the pioneering use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for, and reworking of, the lore of celebrated pulp heroes, and occasional tongue-in-cheek pseudonymous works written as if by fictional characters. If you’re interested, you may read more about him here.

Do you have a big imagination? Do you feel that the more you write the better you get at it? Do you believe in ‘writer’s block’?

32 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday”

  1. Leslie May 6, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    What a great quote! I’m liking it, I find that as well & I love it. I get excited when I come up with an idea and I run with it.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 6, 2015 at 10:32 am #

      Hi Leslie! It is a great feeling when you come up with an idea and roll with it, and the ideas keep coming. I love it too––live for it. 😉


  2. Silver Threading May 6, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    Nice quote Vashti! I do agree with Farmer. The more I write, the better I get. Thank you so much for sharing such great inspiration. ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 6, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

      I’m glad you liked the quote. I agree with him also. He was quite the authority on the subject––he had an incredible imagination. 😀

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  3. olganm May 6, 2015 at 2:04 pm #


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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

      Is that your answer for all 3 questions?
      By the way, I have some questions for you. My email is vashtiqvega(at)comcast(dot)net if you can contact me so that I can send them to you. 🙂


  4. stacilys May 6, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

    YES! I love this quote Vashti. I’m definitely jotting this one down. It’s so true too. I once read a story about a painter that painted a beautiful piece of art in 10 minutes. When he was asked how long it took him, he responded ’20 years’. A talent lays lament unless you take it and invest in it.
    Great post.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 6, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

      Hi Staci! I’m so glad you liked the quote! It all comes down to practice, practice, practice. That old saying is true, ‘Practice makes perfect’. 😉

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  5. Hugh's Views and News May 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    I do like this quote, Vashti, and it is so very true. It gets so big that it takes over your life, but is that a problem? No!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 6, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

      I completely agree, It does take over your life. I find myself drifting into my imagination sometimes when I’m out with friends. It can be annoying but not a problem. 😉

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      • Hugh's Views and News May 7, 2015 at 3:17 am #

        Mine can also run riot sometimes, which I rather like as well. Having a dog is great because, when out walking Toby, it allows my imagination to really get to work.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 7, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

        I do the same! While I’m out walking Scribbles and Cocoa my mind is filling plot holes and killing darlings . . . ha, ha!

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  6. Sunni Morris May 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

    I agree with the quote and yes, I do have a big imagination, sometimes too big according to hubby. I think not staying focused is the biggest reason for writer’s block.


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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 6, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

      Hi Sunni! People say the same about me. Ha, ha! You’re right, it should be called ‘Writer’s lack of focus’.


  7. coldhandboyack May 6, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

    Great quote, and one I completely believe in.

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  8. marjma2014 May 7, 2015 at 4:38 am #

    My imagination gets carried away sometimes, in fact I need to reel it in, or my plot goes crazy! Plotting is my weak area, I just go with the flow and see where it takes me, needless to say, editing is a very close friend of mine!

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  9. Allan Hudson May 7, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    I like this Vashti. As far as writer’s block, the biggest problem I seem to have is lack of time. The imagination is usually in overdrive. Too many ideas sometimes.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 7, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

      Hello Allan! It’s nice to hear from you. I’m glad you liked the quote. Yes, time seems to be an issue for many writers including me. I’m pretty sure Stephen King said once that there was no such thing as ‘Writer’s Block’. I think he’s right. There’s lack of time, laziness, and distractions but your mind isn’t ‘blocked’. Like you said, you have little time but your imagination is usually in overdrive. 😀


  10. ajwrites57 May 7, 2015 at 9:10 am #

    I like the quote Vashti!
    Imagination size is not the problem. It is how you use it!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Hi AJ! Well, some people have a lack of imagination––hopefully none of them will try to be writers. You’re right though, how you use your imagination is very important. 🙂


  11. Tiny May 7, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    A great quote, Vashti! And it rings true.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 8, 2015 at 9:55 am #

      Hi! I believe it is true because I’ve seen it in my own work. The more I write the more my writing improves. 😀


  12. aranislandgirl May 7, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    What a splendid quote Vashti. So true, definitely agree, though I am very new to writing. So far no writer’s block, but believe others and it must exist on occasion, hope it and I never make acquaintance 😉
    My personal quote is ‘creativity is only limited by imagination’. I guess it kind of says the same thing, but not with such the awesome visual of PJF’s words 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 8, 2015 at 9:53 am #

      Thank you. 🙂 I believe in distractions, stress, laziness, and procrastination which some people may interpret as ‘Writer’s Block’. I love your personal quote. It does have a similar meaning but I believe it’s more direct. 😀

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      • aranislandgirl May 8, 2015 at 10:06 am #

        I agree with your definition of writer’s block and think it would help one to overcome it more easily if they viewed it that way. Instead of a condition they are suffering from, rather a choice they are making regarding focusing their attention. You could probably write a post on it. Though some might not like it–looking in the mirror and all, not always the reflection we want to see of ourselves.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 8, 2015 at 10:13 am #

        It is a good subject for a post. Thanks for the idea. I’ve written many posts knowing some people would not like it. As long as it’s what I believe to be true it doesn’t matter. You can’t please everyone. Besides, I have Stephen King to back me up on this. He, he. 😉



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