(Poetry and Prose)
#vss365? #prompts? I’ve shared my posts for this week below, but let me explain what this is about briefly for the new people. First, the motto for this week. Then, a quick explanation. Just scroll fast to This Week’s Samples if you don’t want to see the motto or need the intro.
You also can scroll beyond this week’s #vss365 entries to learn about a few additional writing opportunities and my services plus how to contact me.
The Motto for This Week
~ Quote by Nancy (Ayanna) Wyatt
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spiral notebooks, puzzles, t-shirts and sweatshirts (for men, women, & children including infants), mugs, tote bags, home decor (everything from throw pillows, fleece blankets, and duvet covers to shower curtains and towels), posters, phone covers and chargers, yoga mats, and more.
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How #vss365 #prompts Work – for Your Daily Enjoyment!
The facilitator on Twitter gives us a mind-exercising word #prompt that we are to use in creating poetry or prose. The prompts get our creative juices flowing and help us start each day with something deliciously new to contemplate.
So, I hope more of you will join us in the#vss365(which means ‘very short stories – 365 days a year’) #prompt (the word you use when you create a Twitter-sized response in poetry or prose)challenges on Twitter!
It’s for everyone – from people who’ve never written poems or prose before all the way to real Pros! Here are some details.
You can write something humorous, elegant, scary, or abstruse – whatever you want to do will work!
People don’t usually do this, but you may submit more than one entry per #prompt word.
Adding photos is not a requirement. However, I love color and images, so I usually choose to use them, unless no photo could depict what I wrote (like on esoteric and spiritual topics).
You don’t have to respond immediately. You have the whole day to figure out what you want to post. Also, you can have the prompts emailed to you daily if you wish.
This Week’s #vss365 Samples
Followed by How You Can Ask Questions
October 31, 2021
#vss365 #prompt #spook
I stood before the mirror to ask, “Who is the fairest of them all?” Imagine my shock when I saw the image of a spook! It raised the specter of that dark and rainy night in the woods when the wolf attacked me. Did I die, or is this a dream?
November 1, 2021
#vss365 #prompt #prompt #anothertruestory
I still can hear my Mother’s plaintive, accusatory voice
Asking, “What would prompt you to DO such a thing?!”
(What I did wasn’t wrong; it was just original.)
“I did it because I felt like it.”
No other answer was deemed a greater sin.
November 2, 2021
#vss365 #prompt #foreshadow
No need for a crystal ball.
She holds court with and within herself,
Allowing awareness to escape from intellect to spirit
In order to foreshadow the best path of action
To reach the Highest Good for All Concerned.
November 3, 2021
#vss365 #prompt #sleepwalk
They say I sleepwalk through life…
That I live “in the clouds.”
That I don’t see harsh realities in the world.
I am neither blind nor asleep.
I choose an esoteric weltanschauung.
I’ve always been this way.
November 4, 2021
#vss365 #prompt #sugarcoat #haiku
There is no way to
Sugarcoat the nature of
Alt Text – an image of a newspaper with red ink or blood splashed on it and a banner giving the definition of propaganda by Tayeb MEZAHDIA
November 5, 2021
#vss365 #prompt #campfire
Could you survive being lost
In mountainous winter woods?
Would you pay the ultimate cost,
Or have you got the goods?
Do you know how to beat the frost
On the leaves and twigs in the neighborhood
Or, must you have a match to make a campfire?
November 6, 2021
#vss365 #prompt #snowflake #NotPoetry
Come Back Next Week for More!
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Meet Other Writers Online and Join the Communities
If you add #writingcommunity, #amwriting, and/or #poetrycommunity to your post, you can meet writers of all genres who may see your work. I find them to be very supportive of one another.
Other #prompt Challenges
There are SEVERAL fascinating and fun word challenges in which you can participate, regardless of your skill level! Let’s grow together!
As you can see, I created a logo for my weekly posts in the category #vss365 (#veryshortstories #365 days a year). This is the logo I’ll use when sharing my responses to that challenge.
However, I also participate in some other brain-teasing word challenges that you can join as well. If I’m sharing several of my posts to those sites, like I’m doing for the #vss365 #prompts, I’ll use similar logos, like these. The writing on the coffee cup will tell you which challenge the posts used.
When I create those posts, I’ll give more details about their specific requirements. Meanwhile, you can check them out, as follows: BraveWrite | Haiku (and other Japanese poetry forms) | Move Me Poetry Battle…(formerly known as Poetry Battle Friday #PBF).
BREAKING NEWS! Move Me Poetry has instituted a new feature in which people read one another’s poems on video and share them with credit to the author. I LOVE it! Discovered it “after the fact” though, so I’m just sharing the “handle” you can use to find them on Twitter. #MMPkickabout.
Do You Want To Be A Guest Contributor to My Website?
Join over 8,000 users on this site and keep reading to get some other ideas, including about being a Guest Contributor. The latter is just a nice way in which we can share our work with more people and, perhaps, gain more followers.
If you want to be a Guest Contributor to my website for #vss365 or for #Haiku work, Click Here for details, and we can talk about it if you feel intrigued. (You keep the copyright; I just have permission to publish on this website.)
#vss365 Guest Contributor Options
To get comfortable with the challenges and my website and to see only the #Vss365 #prompt posts in one place on this website, Click Here. It will give you “the rules” plus lots of examples to kickstart your imaginings. Of course, you can stop here, or…
Click Here to learn about the benefits of submitting some of your work as a guest contributor. (Again, you keep the copyright. We just agree that I may post the work on my website.)
You can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. Just email me at #MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. Put “Inquiry” – and your topic – in the subject line.
In the Meantime,
I Have Much More to Teach and Share
So Keep Scrolling!
I hope you’ll follow me on Twitter @NancyKnowsLife. Of course, you should vet/screen me first to see if I post things suitable for your values and interests on this page.
To summarize, I post about:
- wellness topics (from Eastern and Western medicine, metaphysics, meditation, and holistic healing modalities (I have many certifications). These posts may be taken from experts or from my other website (My Get Well Guru)
- photography and other arts (dance, painting, music, etc.)
- motivational or philosophical quotes, writing, poetry, training, small business topics.
Nancy’s Novelty Presentation Infographics
for Speakers and Event Coordinators
Nancy’s Novelty Presentation Infographics for Speakers, Trainers, and Event Coordinators for Conferences, Retreats, and Training Sessions. These work beautifully on Zoom or in person, and as slides, table displays, and part of the handouts. You don’t have to use a PowerPoint presentation to use them, but they are easily inserted into PowerPoint.
- Since I am a public speaker and conduct classes and consultations, I felt the need to use infographics to announce breaks, instructions for break-out sessions, and more, so I created these inexpensive collections to benefit others, as well.
- Most themes have several individual “slides” that can be bought separately or as a collection.
- These can be used online or in person.
- People who have used them came back for more! Some also asked me to customize infographics for them.
- Here are some quick samples. As you can see, there are different themes correlated to the kind of group that is holding an event.
Again, you can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. Just email me at #MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. and put “Inquiry – Infographics” in the subject line. To see more samples first, Click Here.
This Is the Thing You Can Do Also.
Put Your Images on Pixels Products
Click Here to learn more. (You’ll see how to do it after scrolling through my own goodies.)
- As of this writing (November 2021), I have had over 129,500 visitors to my site. It’s kind of like going to a museum to see all the themes and images there!
- As of this writing (November 2021), I also have 63 Collections housing 517 Images, and I add more frequently.
- The collections contain themes. Examples include flowers, quotes, activism, sports, landscapes, holidays, seasons of the year, animals, children, politics, food, health, and more.
- They make great, inexpensive gifts for one’s self and others (friends, family, co-workers, visits to people in medical or other care facilities, etc.)
- When I post there, it means that the image being shown now is available on the following merchandise.
- mugs (2 sizes)
- wall art (canvas, metal, framed, posters, tapestry, etc.)
- home decor (towels, shower curtains, duvet covers, throw pillows, and more)
- T-shirts and sweatshirts for people of all ages (including infants)
- yoga mats
- beach towels
- carry-all pouches
- tote bags (regular and weekender)
- cell phone covers
- battery chargers
- spiral notebooks
- greeting cards
Fine Art America | aka Pixels adds new items periodically. I call my collections, “Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels Products.” You’ve seen a couple of samples, using this week’s mottos. Here are a few more to give you an idea of the great variety of images I offer.
Here’s a sample of my “Best Cattleya” on a weekender tote bag followed by a few other samples on coffee mugs, spiral notebooks, and weekender bags.
A few of the over 500 designs on coffee mugs. These are specifically for writers, and there are both more and more to come!
Great Gifts for Writers
All of the images I supply are available on greeting cards, posters, spiral notebooks, mugs, shirts, and tote bags, as well as the other listed merchandise.
You can do this, too. Don’t forget to click on the link I gave you if you want to learn more.
Again, you can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. Just email me at MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. Put “Inquiry – Photos on Pixels” in the subject line.
Nancy’s Novelty Memes & Quotes
Similarly, I make memes, often using quotes, that people may purchase inexpensively. Click Here to learn more. (I occasionally include some of these in Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels also for people who would like them on t-shirts, mugs, spiral notebooks, or posters, etc.)
For writers, spiral notebooks with motivational covers can help keep notes for different projects easy to spot and more uplifting to use than just having scraps of paper everywhere. (I should know … I’ve been a bit too “scrappy.”)
Here are samples.
Once more, you can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. Just email me at #MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. and put “Inquiry – Memes” in the subject line.
Writing/Editing, Public Speaking, Classes, and Consultations
I hope you’re having fun with #vss365 #prompts and that you’ll join us on Twitter. For other kinds of writing services and tips, Click Here.
I do so many things – from writing and editing services, to teaching and training and holistic healing services. You can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. To talk about classes, consultations, and/or writing and editing projects, email me at MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail.com. Put “Inquiry” plus your topic into the subject line.
I look forward to hearing from you! In the meantime, …
Do It The Write Way! Let My Fingers Do Your Talking!