I’ve been wanting to have a quote-oriented feature on this blog for a while, but I couldn’t find an existing meme that addressed the components I wanted in my own feature. I have finally decided on a format that I like, and it is a new weekly meme at 52 Letters!
Weekend Words showcases inspiring quotes from books, about writing, and about life. This feature will happen every weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday, depending on my schedule. While this is a reading/writing centric blog, this feature doesn’t have to be focused on those areas–it is intentionally open-ended to give bloggers a chance to say what’s on their mind. Quotes can just be typed, or they can involve graphic design or drawing.
Everyone should feel free to take part–it would honestly make my day!
Each Weekend Words has three parts:
1. A Powerful Quote From a Recent Read
This one is fairly self-explainitory. Share a quote from a book that you are either reading or just finished. Avoid spoilers (of course) but other than that, anything goes.
I just finished reading this book, Black Dove, White Raven, and I’ve barely stopped crying. It was so beautiful and inspiring and heart-wrenching and surprising–I don’t know what to think. I’m in awe. If you’ve never read anything by Elizabeth Wein, you’re missing out on a lot of emotional torment, and some gorgeous storytelling.
2. A Quote that Inspired Me This Week
This quote can deal with life, writing, reading–honestly anything. It doesn’t even have to be a quote you “discovered” this week, just one that helped you get through the week or that gives you the extra bit of motivation you need to face the next week’s hurdles.
3. Something I’ve Been Wanting to Say
This is entirely up to you. I’ll probably talk about school, politics, or my writing–who knows what mood I’ll be in when I write this each week. It doesn’t have to be positive, but it shouldn’t be intentionally mean or disrespectful. Let’s strive for constructive honesty. This is a chance for you to share the little thoughts that you had that weren’t big enough for a blog post (or that don’t exactly fit the theme of your blog), but that you want to put out into the world.
There is no worse feeling than realizing your time is being wasted by something you can’t get out of, when you know exactly what you wish you were doing instead.
So there it is: the first Weekend Words! If this seems like something you’d like to take part in, please do, just link to the feature’s page (essentially the same information as this post).
Have a great weekend!