Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Help Others

12 Aug

It’s the middle of the week which means it’s time for Colleen’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday! Visit Colleen’s blog Silver Threading and become inspired to participate in this fun event.


The writing business isn’t what it used to be. The days when writers wrote books, sat back and watched the publishers do all the rest of the work are gone. Nowadays, with the advent of the world wide web, even a writer with an agent, who gets traditionally published has to do a great deal of the marketing and networking. Even the big publishing houses don’t have the resources to put so many people to work on each writer’s behalf. So, what do we do? We work our asses off and we rely on the help of others. Quid pro quo. We help others by visiting their blogs, re-blogging, commenting and liking their posts, sharing their work . . . and we hope that the kindness will be reciprocated. We need each other, because we can’t do it all ourselves. So in the spirit of writers and bloggers helping each other, here is my quote.


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Quote by John Wooden (An American Coach and Writer)


John Wooden Wisdom

Another great quote by John Wooden.

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

John Wooden–The Writer Next Door




43 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Help Others”

  1. Silver Threading August 12, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    What a great combination of quotes, Vashti. That is what we all have to do. Help each other succeed. Strange times we live in. The best thing is that our writing goes on. Onward and upward my friend! ❤

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  2. coldhandboyack August 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    Very good quotes.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. mbarkersimpson August 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

    Great quotes, Vashti 🙂 We do need each other, for so much; encouragement, support, friendship, moral support – the benefits are countless ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

      You’re so right, Mel! I’m happy you liked the post. I loved seeing and hearing you in Hugh’s video. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • mbarkersimpson August 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

        lol! Thanks, Vashti – it was short but sweet, and bless Hugh – he moved on quickly because he knew I was camera shy. He’s so lovely 😀


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

        Ha, ha! I love Hugh and the Blogger’s Bash is a marvelous idea. It was lovely seeing everyone and hearing their voices. I hope someday I can make it to one of these ‘bashes’. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • mbarkersimpson August 12, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

        That would be fabulous 😀 it really was a great day.

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  4. cindy knoke August 12, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    Love this!

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  5. davidprosser August 12, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Making friendship a fine art is a great idea Vashti. We need to help those who aren’t very good artists though so no-one is left out.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

      Ha, ha! I agree, David. Making people laugh takes a great deal of talent and it’s one of the most difficult things to do. So, I know you’re not talking about yourself.

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  6. Yolanda August 12, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    What goes around come around as they say. There is always a sense of satisfaction in supporting others, we hope that it will be reciprocated but it is not always. It should not diminish you support of someone you believe in.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      Hello Yolanda! Oh absolutely. I enjoy supporting other creative people, whether they support me or not wouldn’t make a difference, but it’s always nice to have that support from others too. 😀 xx


  7. Jacqui Murray August 12, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    I have a few John Wooden quotes. It reminds me why team sports are such a great idea for kids.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

      Hi Jacqui! You’re right, especially if there’s a wise and descent coach like him.


  8. doreenhousehoneys August 12, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

    No man is an island (or woman). We really need to help each other, because in the end that’s all that matters.

    You talk the talk and walk the walk Vashti.



  9. veronica lee August 12, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    Love the quotes especially the one by John Wooden.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Stacey Gannett August 13, 2015 at 12:16 am #

    An amazing post, as always, Vashti! I am so behind on my visiting and commenting, trying to get the kids’ next school year ready to go. Have an amazing week!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. August 14, 2015 at 6:48 am #

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Great collection of quotes from Vashti.. Particular ‘If you are not making mistakes…


  12. Rajagopal August 14, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    Thoughtful collection of quotes, as eclectic and, if I may say so, beautiful as your name itself. Convey my regards, vashti, to your parents who so appropriately chose this name for you..best wishes… Raj.


  13. teagan geneviene August 14, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    These are great quotes, Vashti. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!


  14. Marje @ Kyrosmagica August 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    Wonderful sentiments Vashti, most definitely agree. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. stacilys August 14, 2015 at 1:14 pm #

    These are great quotes Vashti. I loved ‘make each day a masterpiece’ and ‘make friendship a fine art’. Those two are pieces of great advice.
    Have a wonderful weekend Vashti.


  16. macjam47 August 16, 2015 at 9:13 pm #

    Fabulous quotes. Each one has a positive message.


  17. Lisa Isabella Russo August 18, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    An excellent quote and I loved what you had to say as well. Thank you!


  18. Sunni Morris August 19, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

    Loved all the positive quotes, Vashti. People should always help each other.



  19. Lark E. Kirkwood August 20, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    Love these quotes!


  20. JESS44903 August 21, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    You always have great quotes to check out!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!



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