Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Write or Die Wednesdays: I'm not going to wait.

Welcome to Write or Die Wednesdays: A Writer's Link-Up! We are Vashelle and Mia inviting you to partake in some creative writing with us each week.


What we do:

Each Wednesday we will supply a writing prompt for you to run with. But don't run too far away! We want to see what kind of masterpieces you wordsmiths are creating! Some days the prompt will be a single word. Other days it might be an image. We will pose questions and ponder quotes, post videos of ourselves reading interesting or profound book excerpts or improvising until a genius prompt reveals itself to us. The possibilities are endless!

Why we do it:

We love to write, and if you've found yourself bloggin', you probably do too. All of us experience creative dry spells every now and again. We hope that in some way, inspiration will knock on our doors and pay us a visit. This link-up was created as way to say "knock-knock."

How we do it:

Take our prompt and have your way with it! Be as creative and outside the box as you can be. Link up your post using the "add link" at the bottom of this post, check back throughout the week and comment on at least two other bloggers' posts. Don't forget to follow your hosts, Vashelle and Mia, and link back to us too!

What makes this link-up unique:

We will always try to supply prompts that anyone can work with, as they will not be geared toward a specific group of people (crafters, moms, fashionistas, red-headed unicyclists...). But if you feel, for whatever reason, that a prompt does not apply to you or your life, write in 3rd person and pretend it does! This link up is meant to exercise your creativity.

What's in it for you:

More blogging connections (find your writing tribe!), more inspiration and ideas, more post output, and a chance to win 1 million dollars! Not really. You can, however, be our "Weekly Write or Die Featured Writer" if your post made us want to go streaking in Target.

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Write or Die Wednesdays

This week's prompt is as follows:

Do certain memes get under your skin? Are there any popular sayings that you despise? Choose a quote or saying that you do not agree with and explain why you do not agree with it.

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Good things come to those who wait. We've all heard that before, right? Maybe you were feeling impatient about something, or feeling envious that something had already happened to someone you know. And your parents or your friend said that to you, trying to reassure you, and remind you to be patient.

Do we really think that's true? That the universe will just reward us for sitting around, hoping and waiting and wishing for something? I don't buy it. I want a million dollars. I've been waiting for several decades now. I'm sad to say, the money hasn't just fallen from the sky or into my bank account. I think sitting around waiting for something to happen is the worst thing you can do if you really want it to happen.

Are there times when things are out of your control? Absolutely. But if you want something bad enough, you'll find a way to make it happen. That's the key phrase - MAKE it happen. Not wait for it to happen.

One saying that I do agree with - Life is short.

So don't sit around waiting. Get out there. Kick some ass, take some names. Go after what you want. Nobody is going to hand it to you.

Now it's your turn. Tell me what sayings you don't agree with and why. This link up will be open for a week, Vashelle and I hope you will join us!


  1. "I want a million dollars. I've been waiting for several decades now." Haha! That made me lol.

    I totally agree that you shouldn't sit around and WAIT for things you want to fall in your lap. If there's any saying that I agree with that is somewhat similar this, it'd have to be, "Slow and steady wins the race." There is more value in working at something slowly and steadily, even if it seems fruitless most of the time, than sitting around doing nothing.

    Hope you are on your way to feeling better! :)

  2. Hahaha I totally agree with you about waiting for things to happen. I am all about making my future, not wishing for it!

  3. That quote is such a passive quote. We all need to know that we have control and can make things happen in our lives! PS - I'm really going to participate someday! :-)


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