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Contests & Activities: December 16, 2020 Issue [#10518]

 This week: Magical Time of Year
  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!

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Letter from the editor

That Magical Time of Year

I don't celebrate Christmas the way I did when I was a kid. I don't live with my family anymore, and I don't have children to share the magic of the Yuletide with. Still, I feel the magic of the season. Every year in December, I start to feel that familiar sentiment, a fondness for togetherness and warmth. It's kind of inescapable, with holiday music and movies all around me this time of year.

There's also a sense of winding down, of taking an assessment of the year to see if I completed all the tasks I had in mind when 2020 started. Which, obviously didn't quite happen. *Laugh* This year threw me for a loop, that's for certain!

Though my family is a lot smaller than it used to be, I still feel a sense of togetherness and community through websites like Writing.Com. I feel like some people can be critical of "online" relationships, but they're quite real and can be as meaningful and important as "real-life" ones.

If you're feeling isolated or missing people this year, remember that you have many ways to connect to others, including this amazing website. Get involved in an activity or start one of your own! It can be as simple as an In & Out item or a poll! Ask a silly question or play a fun game! The community is here for you if you need it. *Smile*

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

What a Character! : Official WDC Contest  [E]
Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes!
by Writing.Com Support


Greatness in Gratitude  [E]
A group for positivity.
by Leger~

 "Like A Song" Short Story Contest!  [E]
"Like A Song" Short Story Contest! Round 2 Starts 03/01/2021 and Ends 03/31/2021!
by Revelry new writings soon

Fortunately/Unfortunately  [13+]
Alternate optimistic/pessimistic posts
by deemac

Please Review  [E]
This is a page to request reviews for static items and books.
by Writing.Com Support

Questions  [18+]
Answer the previous question with a question. Purpose: FUN!!!
by Steev the Friction Wizurd

 A matter of perspective  [E]
Interactive writers, what perspective do you prefer to write in?
by cheese111

Quarantine corner. Closed.   [E]
Prompt: What was 2020 to you? Every entry + review wins an exclusive merit badge!
by Xiea

 Invalid Item  []

by A Guest Visitor

Limitless Limits Contest  [E]
Learn to work with your limitations! Think inside and out of the box!
by Dr. Alex Dolittle

 52 in 52 Readers  [E]
A group to house the voracious readers of 52 in 52.
by Shaye

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 (November 18, 2020)), discussed being Feeling Overwhelmed. Here is some feedback from last week's Newsletter readers:

I agree with you, whenever I go on holiday/leave, I have to work extra hours before to get everything up to date and then extra hours when I get back to catch up *Facepalm*!!
~ Jellyfish Lockdown V3.0

It's it always the way? *Laugh*

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