Get Inspired, Get Writing February 12

It's time to launch your creativity in a whole new way AND get noticed!

Join us Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 10 to 11 a.m. online when author, editor and speaker Nancy Wyatt of My Persuasive Presentations discusses "From One Line: Pathways to Inspiration." Learn to use one line writing prompts and get your writing noticed on Twitter. Nancy will lead us through one-line prompts designed to launch your creativity! This is a virtual meeting. This event is open to writers 18+ in any genre. To keep meetings appropriate for a general audience, we ask that you only share work that is G, PG and/or PG-13 rated.

Nancy has a varied background in business, voluntarism, holistic healing, writing, and personal advising.  She has managed diverse departments, ranging from fiscal and administrative operations to police and emergency operations, while working for multi-national corporations, non-profits, higher education, a state government, and small businesses across the United States. 

As the owner of My Persuasive Presentations, LLC, she provides classes and services as a writer, editor, trainer, life coach, and public speaker. She has many holistic healing certifications and offers a wide variety of Life Coaching and Spiritual Counseling services with an emphasis on stress and pain management.

Nancy won several awards for volunteer work in prisons and shelters, and she served on boards of directors and community task forces for many years.

She authored Three Hots and a Cot, Stories of Courage from People Struggling with Homelessness, Addiction, and AIDS. Nancy also wrote, produced, directed, and acted in a one-act play, “Break the Chain,” about domestic violence.

She loves being able to understand people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life. Her greatest gift is being able to show people the beauty in themselves that they may not have known exists.           



Topic: WbtR February Writers' Enrichment "From One Line: Pathways to Inspiration"
Time: Feb 12, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Upcoming Events
Get those calendars out! We've got more Writers' Enrichment events you won't want to miss.

Saturday, February 12,
10 a.m. online

From One Line: Pathways to Inspiration
See above for details!

Saturday, March 12,
10 a.m. online

Poet Laureate Kim B. Miller will teach us about the many forms of Haiku and inspire us to use the form as a launch for our own writing

Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. Manassas Battlefield
Meet in front of the Visitor Center. JoAnn Lord Koff, alongside a historian, will lead us in learning about local history and the park and offer a new context for writing in any genre. Stay tuned for more details about this in-person event! (Rain date: May 14)

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. online
Get Unstuck! What causes writers' block and how can you move past it? Come for the discussion and writing exercises to spur creativity in any genre. (Will be held April 9 if Battlefield event has to be rescheduled)
Founded in August 2011, WbtR serves writers affiliated with Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. We welcome all writers 18+ who feel a connection to our region and contribute their talents, no matter where they live!

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