Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Become a better writer

18 Nov

RonovanWrites-Silver Threading-The Writer Next Door

It’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday! I hope everyone is doing well. 


Welcome to my blog. Colleen Chesebro is a writer, poet, and book reviewer. She hosts an inspiring event every Wednesday on her blog, Silver Threading, called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer and posting it on your blog. Check out her weekly wrap-up every Tuesday and be inspired by all the quotes.

Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and Colleen have joined forces! He has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts feel free to do so and link them to Colleen’s post. She will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up she does each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

The Writer Next Door-on-beach-with-laptop


“We write every day, we fight every day, we think and scheme and dream a little dream every day. Manuscripts pile up in the kitchen sink, run-on sentences dangle around our necks. We plant purple prose in our gardens and snip the adverbs only to thread them in our hair. We write with no guarantees, no certainties, no promises of what might come and we do it anyway. This is who we are.”
― Tahereh Mafi



There’s no better advice for writers and I’ll add read, read, read––a lot. 😉

21 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Become a better writer”

  1. estyree November 18, 2015 at 11:44 am #

    I haven’t ever read anything by Tahereh Mafi but I love her quotes! Such flowing prose, my favorite part of this one is “…We plant purple prose in our gardens and snip the adverbs only to thread them in our hair…”

    I can just see several authors wandering through a faery infested garden, snipping adverbs and dressing up in petals!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

      Hello! To be honest, I’ve never read anything by her either, but you’re right, I have read many great quotes by her. I love that sentence also, it struck me when I read it. Great imagery. 😀 xx

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  2. AmirhoseinGhazi November 18, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    Great advice miss! Thank you

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  3. olganm November 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    Beautiful quote but haven’t read her either.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 20, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

      Hello Olga! Thank you. I’m going to make an effort to read something of hers because I like the way she thinks and expresses herself. 🙂 xx


  4. Silver Threading November 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

    Vashti, I love this quote and the writing advice that is included. I found your post attached to Ronovan’s from last week… he tipped me off. 😀 The beauty of Tahereh Mafi’s words really touched me today. Thank you. ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

      Oops! Sorry about that Colleen. I’m glad Ron tipped you off. I’m so happy the words touched you. ❤

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      • Silver Threading November 20, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

        No worries, Vashti. I try to find everyone and sometimes just visit your blogs to see if you posted if I can’t find you on the comments. Your quotes are always amazing!<3

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  5. Sunni Morris November 18, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

    I totally agree, Vashti.

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  6. stacilys November 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    Whoa! Yes, that’s dedication and commitment. Love the pic you put with the quotes. That’s great, the guy writing under water.
    You know, practice makes perfect right. If you want to be good, an expert, excellent, etc in something, doing such thing almost daily is a very good habit to make that happen. I’ve started doing that with drawing. I’m not the best at it, but by this time next year I’m sure I will have grown leaps and bounds.
    Hope you’re having a nice week Vashti.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 20, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

      Hi Staci! You’re already a good artist, but you’re right, the more you practice the better you’ll get. I try to make time to write every day. Thank you! I hope you have a great Friday and weekend! 🙂 xx


  7. doreenhousehoneys November 22, 2015 at 10:38 pm #

    Writing religiously will certainly make one a better writer, and then there are some gifted individuals, like you, who write with what seems like effortless abandon.

    Never stop pursuing your passion and perfecting your craft Vashti!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

      Aw. Doreen, you’re such a lovely person. I so appreciate you. ❤ Thank you! I will never stop. Writing is part of my life.


  8. JESS44903 November 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Great advice you have here. 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!


  9. Marje @ Kyrosmagica November 24, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    Fantastic quotes Vashti, especially the first one, but both are awesome.

    Liked by 1 person


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