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OPINIONS? Groovy! Try the 4C's Non-Fiction Contest. Dbl 2016 Quill Winner! CLOSED for Now.

Next Opening: Round VIII. Maybe After the Holidays

Until Then, This contest Kitty is Sleeping

Animated. While the cats sleep, mama writes.

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IF You Dare...
*Noter* Take Up the Podium *Noter*

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 E have had an uneventful year, contest-wise. Like, literally I haven't held a ROUND here since April, 2018 *Shock2*
I know, right? Right. So, let's get this contest re-started with a bang!

ANNOUNCING... a twist:
Topic for Round VII.
is a ROUND VII. Mandatory TOPIC (for THIS Round Only)

Do YOU Dare?
CLICK HERE to fly magically down the page and submit your entry.

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(Someone Asked Why the Video? It Speaks to Me of FAITH *Smile*

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*ExclaimB* ALL Entries WILL BE REVIEWED Formally!!! *ExclaimB*

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Co-Judge / Reviewing Angel:

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want to read some nonfiction encompassing something 'Controversial'. Abortion to religion, to the benefits of boredom, the sky's really the limit here (all entries in Round I). Why? Because I enjoy it! More information? THE MANDATORY TOPIC just for ROUND VII. IS FAITH. You must write about FAITH. Whatever the word does or doesn't mean to YOU. Tell me about your religion, or lack thereof; describe how you cope with life's ups and downs, with or without FAITH. If you don't ascribe to a formal religion, how do you view others who do, what drawer do you file away your hopes and disappointments in? Yes, I want to know!

Give me opinions, but also give me YOUR conclusions (even if you're not sure) Teach me something *ThumbsUpL* More information? Be OPINIONATED. Be VERY opinionated. This is not the time to be 'PC', or politically correct! You should support your opinions through examples, analogies, comparing and contrasting (perhaps). Include a statistic or two if needed (more technical subjects often require some stats, peeps!) and...crafty writing *Bigsmile*

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Not a RULE,
but I came across this article from Jeff In it he talks about FORMATTING your writing here onsite. IF you are NEW to Writing.com especially, PLEASE read this. I have a particular pet peeve—I hate long paragraphs. It has to do with using a 12" iPad screen most of the time *Bigsmile* Regardless of my peculiarities, it's a very helpful item, so do check it out:

Effective Formatting  [E]
A comparison of good and poor WDC formatting.
by Jeff

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Dem Damn RULES:

(1). Write me at least 1,500 Words on the subject of FAITH. *Left* Do a WORD Count! No Word Maximum.

Tee hee wheeeeee

(2). NonFiction ONLY. No stories, unless they're true *Think* Nonfiction BAby *ThumbsUpL*

(3). For ROUND VII., I'll be accepting
ONLY NEW writes. Wait until the contest OPENS please before posting your write to WdC, m'kay? Thanks. Be sure it's opinionated *Smile* BE BRAVE!

(4). One of the reasons this contest has a higher rating is because I don't want to limit anything—so the entries will often be rated higher, cool beans? Also, I don't care about cussing. Do keep in mind that cursing can detract from a good argument. Curse wisely.

(5). This contest is an In & Out item type. Create a NEW Static Item, then give me the Item ID # in the form at the very bottom of this page. If you're out of room in your Portfolio contact me, we can work something out. I'm easy *Smirk2*

(6). ONE ENTRY PER PERSON for this Round.

(7). You are guaranteed a full review by ONE judge ONLY (just in case) though most shall receive two. Reviews will ALWAYS be PUBLIC. If you'd like to request a PRIVATE review, just let us know.

(8). This Contest is FREE to ENTER. Any donations go to the Admininstrative costs of running the 4C's (this is for any who can't help but toss GPs around, kindly. I do that sometimes, too). Let not poverty stop any from entering! But the GROUP Admin BANK FUND is here:
"The 4 Controversies Contest GROUP Prizes, Entry GPs, Merit Badges, and Trinkets and advertising come out of the bank and most is paid for by me. I enjoy being generous if I can.

(9). Contest has an END DATE of October 7, 2019, @ 11:59PM, WdC Time (EST. = WdC time). I reserve the right to extend it by no more than (7) days. RESULTS & your REVIEWS will not exceed FOUR WEEKS after contest end date. We like to get results in much, much sooner, but I have been known to get real sick. Acts of God not included *Cross2*

There will never be any further rules. Period. I think. Fewer, but not more!

Wait! One more note:
Keep in mind that if we think your entry is 'just another essay', or the writing errors are numerous, you'll score lower. Errors can mean the difference between placing, and not. This is not just another essay for school—being opinionated requires some personality, some more emotion presented along with facts, and . . . your unified OPINIONS. We are not fluff reviewers, but we will be respectful and honest—'tis the whole point IMO! My judging decisions are final. DUH.

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Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

HAVE A *Ball* But WAIT!
Did I mention to be opinionated?
I think so. . . *Rolling*

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Lookie this gorgeous gift bestowed on our 'lil contest!
THANK YOU Shannon for your great support *Peace2*

Signature for winners of the 2016 Quill Awards

Best Philosophy / Psychology
Best Political / Opinion


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Thanks iKïyå§ama for the Graphics! Lovin' A E Willcox s
Shimmering Pots O Gold, as well *Smile* Special *Tophat*s off to ruwth for the extra help—
this chickee knows the ins and outs of this In & Out! *Flowerp*

They are. Since I was a wee child with freckles.

Don’t hesitate to ask me questions! If you need a quicker answer bug the other judge,
but as a general rule give me a few days in case I am ill. Yes, I'm always sick *Peace2* OUT, peeps!

*Down* SCROLL all the way down until you see the entry field. Enter the Item ID# of your Entry *Down*

Entry: "Faith [ASR]
Written by: Christmas QPdoll
Genres: Opinion, Contest Entry, Other
Created: 10-07-2019
Last Edited: 10-21-2019
The tagline reads: My belief in faith.
Additional comment: Entering for Contestant due to an error in the In & Out *Smile*
Submitted on Oct 7, 2019.

Entry: "Whither Faith [ASR]
Written by: Words Whirling 'Round
Genres: Religious, Biographical, Opinion
Created: 10-05-2019
Last Edited: 10-07-2019
The tagline reads: A reflection on the big questions (trigger warning: religious heresy)
Additional comment: This is a brief summary of my thoughts on faith, the journey that brought me to this point, and a couple of ideas that might blow your mind.
Submitted on Oct 7, 2019.

Entry: "Joyously Living a Rational Faith [E]
Written by: Kit_Carmelite
Genres: Religious, Philosophy, Other
Created: 10-04-2019
Last Edited: 10-22-2019
The tagline reads: Entry for 4 Controversies Contest - Round VII (3,277 words)
Additional comment: This has a revised format. My previous attempt using Word was unreadable. I took the time to create this using a text editor and WritingML.
Submitted on Oct 4, 2019.

Entry: "Different Facets of Faith [18+]
Written by: Nitraits
Genres: Contest Entry, Spiritual, Other
Created: 10-02-2019
Last Edited: 10-02-2019
The tagline reads: My views on faith and the ways I observed it has been applicable to life
Additional comment: The 4 Controversies Contest
Submitted on Oct 2, 2019.

Entry: "Faith [E]
Written by: Snow Angel
Genres: Religious, Spiritual, Personal
Created: 09-26-2019
Last Edited: 09-29-2019
The tagline reads: What I Believe
Additional comment: What I believe about faith.
Submitted on Sep 29, 2019.

Entry: "I Never Knew You [18+]
Written by: John Shenandoah
Genres: Religious, Philosophy, Opinion
Created: 09-27-2019
Last Edited: 10-19-2019
The tagline reads: Just a humble opinion on the Christian Vs. Atheist debate.
Additional comment: Lord knows why im submitting this thing now, it's un-edited and im too tired to do the job right now so im just going to shoot this arrow and see where it lands. Thank you for your considerations in this contest.
Submitted on Sep 27, 2019.

Entry: "Faith (or How I Came to be a Good Boy) [13+]
Written by: Beholden
Genres: Contest Entry, Religious, Philosophy
Created: 09-18-2019
Last Edited: 09-18-2019
The tagline reads: What faith means to me
Additional comment: Over the years I have tried to write this many times without success. This is the closest I've come to a reasonable explanation and it's all in honour of your contest. Be kind!

I also wanted to say that I watched and listened to the video and loved.
Submitted on Sep 18, 2019.

Entry: "Faith [E]
Written by: Chris Breva - Is grateful!
Genres: Contest Entry, Religious, Other
Created: 09-16-2019
Last Edited: 10-21-2019
The tagline reads: Four Controversies Entry
Additional comment: This is my experience with faith.
Submitted on Sep 16, 2019.

Entry: "Faith Comes From Everywhere [E]
Written by: Phil Thomas
Genres: Contest Entry, Inspirational, Political
Created: 09-08-2019
Last Edited: 09-08-2019
The tagline reads: What is faith? Times like these ask us to examine just what it means, especially today.
Additional comment: Some views on gaining faith in a higher power; one I never found in the Catholic church I was raised in.
Submitted on Sep 8, 2019.

Entry: "Leftover women (extended version) [ASR]
Written by: Dragon
Genres: Women's, Opinion, Political
Created: 05-31-2017
Last Edited: 05-31-2017
The tagline reads: For 4 controversies contest- WC 1008
Additional comment: An essay regarding single women in their 30s and why they shouldn't be stigmatized.
Submitted on May 31, 2017.

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