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Contests & Activities: July 01, 2020 Issue [#10245]

 This week: Roll with it!
  Edited by: spidey
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Table of Contents

1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
7. Removal instructions

About This Newsletter

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Welcome to the Contests & Activities Newsletter. I'm spidey , and I'm your Editor this week!

Word from our sponsor

Letter from the editor

Roll with it

You know the phrase, "When it rains, it pours?" That's what I'm experiencing in my life right now. In addition to the global pandemic, I'm also dealing with a few urgent health issues. *Rolleyes*

It made me think of a topic idea. I'm a planner, or I try to be. I try to foresee circumstances and possibilities so I can plan ahead how I'm going to deal with them, but you can't foresee everything!

You can try to predict how a contest or activity is going to go. You can be as detailed as possible with your rules for submissions, how to submit or participate, how prizes are awarded, etc., but things can happen that you can't foresee! It's a good idea to learn to roll with it, to figure out how to deal with unexpected circumstances! It can be someone not quite following the rules, a question about your rules, or even outside life interfering with your time and causing delays. There are lots of unforeseen things that can pop up!

A few ways to deal with the unexpected:

*Clock2* Give it time. If it's not an urgent matter, try to give it a few minutes or hours. Give it some time to think it over. Unless it needs immediate attention, it can be good to give it some time to think of the best way to respond or act. Try to be fair and stick to the rules you've already set up.

*People* Ask others. One of my favorite methods of dealing with things when I'm not sure is to ask others who might have more experience and knowledge. Ask another member whose opinion you respect. They may have experienced something similar!

*Checkg* Resolve it. Don't ignore issues that come up! Find a way to resolve it. Communication can be very helpful in being clear about what's going on and how it is resolved.

As always, keep on writing! *Quill*

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Editor's Picks

Official Writing.Com Contests & Activities:

Good Deeds Get CASH!  [E]
Write reviews to win cash prizes!
by Writing.Com Support

Journey Through Genres: Official Contest  [E]
Write a short story in the given genre to win big prizes!
by Writing.Com Support


Royal Writing Contest  [E]
A writing contest fit for a Princess!
by Tina Stone

The Humorous Poetry Contest  [18+]
The contest where the rating doesn't matter!~Next round starts July 1st~
by Lornda

Wicked Fun Fall Fundraiser/CLOSED  [E]
Mix & Match a trick or treat bag with MB's, images, gift cards, and trinkets.
by GeminiGem🐒

Inner Strength Contest   [18+]
Create a story or a poem focusing on the inner strength it takes to overcome challenges.
by SB Musing

Verdant Poetry Contest  [E]
NATURE-themed quarterly contest.
by Choconut

Question of the Day!  [18+]
Come answer a question, share a laugh, encourage one another, and bring me a coffee!
by Lilli ☕

The Science Fiction Short Story Contest  [18+]
A contest inspired by the serious need for more good sci-fi
by BlackAdder

WDC Writers University  [ASR]
writing classes offered exclusively to WDC members... a 2020 Quill Award Nominee
by Jim Hall

The Poet's Place   [E]
Poets can discuss, review, request reviews, etc. of their unique form of writing.
by Dave is trying to catch up

Odd questions.  [13+]
Add your own or answer one if you can.
by keetao

Some How/To Items that might help you:

 Step By Step Signature Set Up  [E]
Step by step instructions on how to set up your signature.
by Rhoswen - Goal Reacher

On Giving Reviews  [E]
Are you speechless when you stare at that little reviewing box? Here are some tips.
by Roseille ♥

Helping Links  [ASR]
'Help Links' for Newbies and all other members who are still learning
by Maryann

 Following the Rules for Contests  [ASR]
Originally written for the Contests and Activities Newsletter January 13, 2010
by Crys-not really here

Some contest resources:
How to Create a Contest  [ASR]
Things you need to know before you open a contest. Includes a contest template.
by My Mothers Angel in my Ear

"Create/Edit a Message Forum
Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format  [E]
Learn the ins and outs of creating a link using the bitem format.
by NickiD89

Know of some gems that deserve exposure? Submit them in the feedback form or submission form at the end of this Newsletter, and I'll put them in my next one!

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Ask & Answer

My last newsletter, ("Contests & Activities Newsletter (June 3, 2020)), and it discussed perks of hosting a contest. Here is some feedback from last week's Newsletter readers:

My favorite thing about hosting contests and activities is getting people excited about a common goal or focus. I like to think a bit of competition helps sharpen our skills and WDC always proves to be a group of supportive, over all positive group of people. It is also my way of giving back to the community. Since joining, I've been gifted several times with very significant anonymous gifts, including a premium membership. Hosting contests with awesome prizes and activities is my way to give back to the community.
~ Tina Stone

Great points! *Smile*

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