Writer’s Quote Wednesday

24 Jun

Hello everyone! Every Wednesday I participate in an event sponsored by Colleen Chesebro called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. I choose a quote that I like and relate to, and feature it on my blog. If you’d like to participate, visit Colleen’s blog, Silver Threading. She also does a weekly wrap-up of all the participants’ quotes every Tuesday.

Several people that have read my first book, The Basement, and then read my short stories and The Fall of Lilith, have mentioned to me of the difference between my first book and my written work afterward. Well, aside from gaining knowledge and experience after writing my first book, I also consider that my first book was something I was compelled to write, whereas my later works were written from pure inspiration and fun. I felt I had a message to deliver when I wrote The Basement, and I chose to convey it to children.

If you’re curious about my first book, The Basement, you can read about it here and here

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Is there a piece of writing that you felt compelled to write? A book, short story, blog post, article that you felt you had to share? If so, tell me what and why you were compelled to write it. Share the link to your work in the comment section below.

16 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday”

  1. indiemoon101 June 24, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

    Reblogged this on misadventuresofindiemoon and commented:
    i love this its so true

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  2. Silver Threading June 24, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    Ah, what a meaningful quote Vashti! I am writing that book you are talking about. I think the first one is always the hardest. I will have to have you beta read my book at some point when I am finished and offer me your wisdom. Thank you for sharing such a fabulous quote! ❤ I loved it!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 24, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

      Hello Colleen, I’m so happy you like the quote. I’m flattered that you would consider me to beta read your book. 😀

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      • Silver Threading June 24, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

        It has far to go yet. I will keep you posted. Thanks for even thinking about it. I appreciate that. ❤

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  3. olganm June 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    Fabulous quote, Vashti.

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  4. mbarkersimpson June 24, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

    I love that quote. It’s wonderful. I feel compelled to write in general, but I actually wrote one of my books specifically to tell a story which was extremely important to me. My friend died in violent circumstances and it hit me hard. I wrote this into my book and dedicated it to him. I also felt compelled to do something to honour my father’s ten year passing last year, so wrote The Fifith Watcher, my science fiction novel and dedicated that to him by naming the character Keith after my dad. My father was a fan of science fiction, and a fan of my stories since I was a little girl. It was important to me to reflect that, and the wonderful man he was, so there are traits in the character named after him, which speak of who my dad was to me 😀


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

      Hi! Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the quote. I did something similar with my first book. Although it is a fiction novel (suspense/thriller), I weaved in the story of a friend of mine growing up who was abused by his father (verbally and physically), along with other incidents from my childhood, good and bad. Many people in the neighborhood knew about the abuse (including me), but no one spoke up. I was very young but I knew remaining quiet was bad. I was afraid to speak up. I still feel guilty about not speaking up and perhaps that’s the reason I post many articles on abuse.
      That was an awesome tribute to your dad. 😀

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      • mbarkersimpson June 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

        That’s so lovely. A touching testament to friendship – doing what you can through the power of your words. I think we can be too hard on ourselves and we are often powerless when we are young. I admire you for speaking up 😀

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  5. darlenebnemeth June 26, 2015 at 12:56 am #

    Great quote.

    I have written a couple of short stories. But haven’t shared them beyond my three daughters. Someday I may get the nerve to share it with a larger audience.

    I admire you – you put yourself out there all the time.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

      Aw. Thank you Darlene. I would love to read one of those short stories. What genre are they?


  6. Juggling Real Food (@JugglngRealFood) June 26, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    What a great quote Vashti. Although I am a fan of Madeleine L’Engle I had never heard that quote before. I bet J K Rowling would agree with that quote too. Over the years, I have started several fiction books and never finished them. It took the subject of food and food education to actually compel me to write on a regular basis and start my blog. Let’s just say it really surprised me. My little girl self would never have predicted this path for me.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

      C.S Lewis, Philip Pullman, Lewis Carroll, katherine Paterson, Stephen King, and many more would agree with this quote. Sometimes what we’re really good at, surprises even us. You have a great blog. The subject of food is actually HUGE and there aren’t many people who can write about it successfully. So count your blessings. 😉


  7. Solveig June 30, 2015 at 6:23 am #

    I really love the quote you picked. And when I compare writings for adults and kids I do have the feeling that the works for children are very often more complex.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

      Hi! Thank you! Absolutely, think of Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter, A Wrinkle In Time, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland . . . These are complex stories with intricate plots, characters, and details, but somehow children get them.

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