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Sunday Roundup #Name Your Number-Week 4

Happy Sunday!  Below is a list (in no particular order) of posts and links from those that have joined in the #Name Your Number Challenge.  Please show them some love and visit a few (or all!) of them.

From Dawn Benedict:

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/24/plant-a-dream/

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/28/tilt/

From KS Woods:

https://kswoodwrites.blog/2023/01/22/shine-bright/

https://kswoodwrites.blog/2023/01/24/in-the-bleak-midwinter/

https://kswoodwrites.blog/2023/01/26/get-a-life/

https://kswoodwrites.blog/2023/01/28/portal-seeker/

From The Reluctant Poet:

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/23/happy-to-be/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/24/somethings-happen-somethings-dont/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/25/sometimes-magic-and-miracles-happen/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/26/not-eavesdropping/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/so-starry-skies-can-be-seen/

From Poetisatinta

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/23/magnetic-poetry-for-jusjojan/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/24/tanka-tuesday-7/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/25/w3-prompt-2/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/26/writephoto-for-jusjojan-3/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/27/friday-fictioneers-34/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/28/weekend-writing-prompt-26/

 

And in case you missed any, Here are mine:

No Choice

Writing-The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Taking On the World

The Mirror

Clear Vision

It’s Not Too Late to Join Us!  For more info, HERE is the Link to this Week’s Announcing Post.

If you participated and I missed your post, please contact me and I will add it.  THANK YOU to everyone that has joined in!  

Posted in Poetry, Prose, Stories, Writing

Writing-The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Hosting this Challenge this month has taught me to really appreciate those that do this on a regular basis.  It takes a lot more time and dedication than I realized.  

With this particular Challenge, I challenged myself to write  a new post 22 times in January.  So far, I’m on target.  BUT, not everything that I’ve written has been a winner.  In my humble opinion, a few were real stinkers. 🙂 

People say that to write and write well, you must write a Lot.  The more you write, the better you will get at it.  

What do you think?  Is writing like exercising?  You have to use it or lose it?  Do you “practice” writing? 

Copyright 2023 Penny Wilson All Rights Reserved

#Name Your Number Challenge  Click here for info and to join in!

 

Posted in Life, Poetry, Prose, Stories, Writing

Sunday Roundup #Name Your Number-Week 3

Happy Sunday!  Below is a list (in no particular order) of posts and links from those that have joined in the #Name Your Number Challenge.  Please show them some love and visit a few (or all!) of them.

From Dawn Benedict:

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/attitude-of-gratitude/

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/17/monkey-business/

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/19/not-disposable/

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/20/step-out/

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/21/new-addition/

From KS Woods:

https://kswoodwrites.blog/2023/01/16/do-justly-love-mercy-walk-humbly/

https://kswoodwrites.blog/2023/01/19/imagination/

From The Reluctant Poet:

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/16/escape-artists/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/18/believing-a-lie-wont-make-it-true/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/18/painting-with-words/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/21/i-learned-2/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/19/expect-the-unexpected-2/

From Poetisatinta

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/weekend-writing/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/17/jusjojan-what-do-you-see/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/20/writephoto-for-jusjojan-2/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/21/weekend-writing-jusjojan/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/18/w3-happy-winnie-the-pooh-day/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/21/the-pheasant-micro-seasons/

And in case you missed any, Here are mine:

A Bit of Spring in January

The Price Paid

A Different Outcome

Beauty of Love

Don’t Fall in Love With a Writer

 

It’s Not Too Late to Join Us!  For more info, HERE is the Link to this Week’s Announcing Post.

If you participated and I missed your post, please contact me and I will add it.  THANK YOU to everyone that has joined in!  

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Sunday Roundup #Name Your Number-Week 2

Happy Sunday!  Below is a list (in no particular order) of posts and links from those that have joined in the #Name Your Number Challenge.  Please show them some love and visit a few (or all!) of them.

From Dawn Benedict:

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/09/sculptor/

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/10/sad-sock/

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/11/ashes-in-the-air/

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/14/note-out-of-tune/

https://dawnbenedict.wordpress.com/2023/01/14/its-a-blur/

From KS Woods:

https://kswoodwrites.blog/2023/01/09/another-way-home/

https://kswoodwrites.blog/2023/01/11/just-keep-going/

https://kswoodwrites.blog/2023/01/14/january-doesnt-stink/

From The Reluctant Poet:

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/09/an-angel-in-disguise/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/10/i-send-whispers-on-the-wind-elfchen-1/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/11/i-send-whispers-elfchen-2/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/12/i-send-whispers-elfchen-3/

https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2023/01/13/i-send-whispers-elfchen-4/

From Poetisatinta

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/09/jusjojan-flash-photo/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/10/jusjojan-prompt-2/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/03/jusjojan-prompt/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/04/jusjojan/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/05/writephoto/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/06/6230/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/07/out-of-the-box-socs/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/08/weekend-writing-prompt-25/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/11/jusjojan-w3/

https://new2writing.wordpress.com/category/writephoto-challenge/

https://poetisatinta.wordpress.com/2023/01/13/dverse-jusjojan/

And in case you missed any, Here are mine:

My Old House-Living Room

Chasing the Illusion

Paths Not Taken

Until You

Brokenness

It’s Not Too Late to Join Us!  For more info, HERE is the Link to this Week’s Announcing Post.

If you participated and I missed your post, please contact me and I will add it.  THANK YOU to everyone that has joined in!  

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It’s Not too Late to Name Your Number!

If you would like to join in on the Name Your Number Challenge, it’s not too late!  HERE is where you can get the details.  Just Name Your Number (for the remainder of the month) and start writing!  🙂

Please, either leave a link to your post in the comments below, OR create a pingback so I know that you  are participating.

Tomorrow, I will post a Roundup of all of the Wonderful posts I’ve seen during this challenge.  To those who have participated, Thank You!  I’ve loved reading your creations!

Thank you for joining me.  Have Fun and Challenge Yourself!  

Posted in Poetry, Writing

Welcome the Light

Darkness  
encompasses the earth

and shrouds 
my consciousness

My outlook dismal 
in this land 

of eternal 
darkness

The darkness 
lifts  

The daylight  
returns
  
I watch the sunrise 
and welcome the warmth  

I welcome
the light

Copyright (C) 2023 Penny Wilson All Rights Reserved

#Name Your Number Writing Challenge  Click here for info and to join in! 

Leave a link in the Comments below or create a pingback for me so I can find your post!   

Posted in Poetry, Prose, Stories, Writing

Name Your Number Writing Challenge

Want to kick start your writing for the new year?  We all need a nudge once in a while.  Here’s my idea of that nudge.  Please join me in this fun challenge.  I am challenging myself, and you, to write a number of posts in the month of January.  

YOU name the Number of Posts!  

There are 22 workdays in January.  I’m taking the weekends off to catch my breath, or catch up!  I am going to write a post each of those workdays, for a total of 22 posts.  (I will sometimes use the weekends to get a post or two ahead so that I’m not under the gun every day) 

22 is my number.  What’s yours?  

Day One of this Challenge is Monday, January 2nd.  

If you would like to join me in this challenge, here are the “rules”.  

  • Your post can be in any form you wish. Essay, photo, short story (500 words max, please) poetry, etc.  
  • Please keep the content of your post fairly family friendly.  G or PG rated, please.
  • Your post can be on any subject you wish. 
  • Name your Number!  Challenge yourself!  What number of posts do you aspire to?  
  • Please create a pingback from your post to this one and use the tag “Name Your Number Writing Challenge” so we can find you.  If you do not know how to create a pingback, Hugh has an excellent tutorial HERE.  You can also leave a link to your post in the comments below.  I moderate the comments on my blog, so you may not see your comment right away.   
  • One real “rule” here.  No copies of your past posts or reblogs of others’ posts.  This challenge is to get your writing juices flowing.  So new work only! 
  • *Due to the time differences, etc. some posts may overflow into the weekend or the following day. I’m quite flexible on the times, etc. 

I will do a Roundup of all the posts we have all done for the week on Sunday.  This is my first time to host a writing challenge, so there will be a learning curve!  Be gentle with me!   

So are you ready to challenge yourself?  Please join me!!  

Copyright 2023 Penny Wilson

Posted in Poetry, Writing

Coming Soon – January Writing Challenge

Do you work well under pressure?

In 2021, I participated in the April Poetry writing challenge.  Where you write a poem a day for the month of April.  I took the weekends off, so I didn’t make it every day.  BUT, I ended the month with 20 new poems!

Apparently, when you hold my feet to the fire, I get it done!  🙂  My buddy Chuck, over at The Reluctant Poet was my Accountability Buddy.  It helped to have someone to share the challenge with!

Beginning January 2nd, I will start a Writing Challenge.

In January, I am challenging myself to write 22 new posts, with most of them being poetry.  Why 22?  There are 22 weekdays in January.  I usually take the weekends off, even if I’m not having a hard time writing.  The weekends will give me (and you) a couple of days to get ahead 1 or 2 posts, or to just catch my breath.

Would you join me in this Challenge?  Below is a Sneak Peek at some of the “Rules” for the upcoming challenge:

  • Your post can be in any form you wish. Essay, photo, short story (500 words max, please) poetry, etc.  
  • Please keep the content of your post fairly family friendly.  G or PG rated, please.
  • Your post can be on any subject you wish. 
  • One real “rule” here.  No copies of your past posts or reblogs of others’ posts.  This challenge is to get your writing juices flowing.  So new work only! 

There will be a more detailed list of rules and other information to come!

Stay tuned!

Posted in Poetry, Writing

Writing Kickstart Starts January 2nd!

Do you have a hard time finding motivation to write?  Are you looking for inspiration?  Would you like for your followers to see more content on your blog?  Looking for a kickstart? 

Me too.  

In January, I will host a Writing Challenge.  (my first!)  I will do my best to make this fun for all of us!

The First day of the Challenge will be January 2nd.  

If you have access to a keyboard, then you can participate in this challenge!  Do you write short stories, or poetry, or articles about your neighborhood or new recipes?  Then this challenge is for you!  Do you write about your life, your dog’s life, your neighbor’s husband’s nephew’s life?  Then this challenge is for you!  

In the coming days, I will be posting more details.  I hope you will join me!

Stay tuned!   

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Posted in Poetry, Writing

Writing Kickstart!

Do you have a hard time finding motivation to write?  Are you looking for inspiration?  Would you like for your followers to see more content on your blog?  Looking for a kickstart? 

Me too.  

In January, I will host a Writing Challenge.  (my first!)  I will do my best to make this fun for all of us!

The First day of the Challenge will be January 2nd.  

In the coming days, I will be posting more details.  I hope you will join me!

Stay tuned!   

Image by catandway from Pixabay