Contests & Activities: January 13, 2021 Issue [#10557]
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 This week: Happy 2021!
  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

New Year!

I think if I learned anything from 2020, it was not to have too many expectations...

I don't typically set resolutions or goals for the new year, not in a list form with particular goals in mind. For me, it's more of a general feeling. Some years, I want to concentrate on my career, or maybe focusing more, or spending more time outside.

I think it's a good idea to be general sometimes. If you set a specific goal and then forces outside of your control happen, try not to feel disappointed or like you've failed. There are so many forces at work that are far outside our areas of control. Maybe try to have a back-up plan?

I know in the past, I have definitely been in favor of specific goals that are attainable, and I still think those can be a good choice, but throwing in a few "be at peace" goals might not be the worst idea, too. One thing I still believe is to keep your goals in your mind. A good way to do that is by daily journaling or even to write or print a phrase and keep it where you'll see it on a regular basis.

Whatever your goals for 2021, I hope you all have a good year, or at least a better year than 2020! *Pthb*

And if you do have goals for 2021, this is the perfect place to submit them:
Dear Me: Official WDC Contest  [E]
What are *your* goals for the new year? Think it over, write a letter and win big prizes!
by Writing.Com Support

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

Dear Me: Official WDC Contest  [E]
What are *your* goals for the new year? Think it over, write a letter and win big prizes!
by Writing.Com Support


The Anthro Activity Anteroom  [13+]
A fun activity room for Non-Humans.

Fire Dogs Forum!  [13+]
Our forum, where we discuss anything and everything. Anyone is welcome, come check us out!
by LorenIsOneOfMyNames

I Write In 2021  [13+]
Write and review once a week for all of 2021
by Showering Dutchessbarbie.

Weekly Goals  [13+]
Motivate yourself to conquer your goals this week! Post on Monday; update us on Friday!
by The StoryMistress

52 in 52  [13+]
A reading challenge to read 52 books in 52 weeks! Think you're up to it?
by Shaye

Marketing Muse  [E]
Closed for March- Judging in Progress
by Fractions of Krista

Keenest Joker  [18+]
Use your sense of humor and win gift points. Try not to laugh.
by Matt 2021 Dean

Poetry Topic of the Month Contest  [13+]
Win up to 5,000 GPs. It ends at midnight at the end of each month. Suggest the topic.
by Shar ~ Happy St. Patrick's Day

Give It 100 Group  [E]
We are achieving our writing goals 100 days at a time!
by ruwth

Become Your Character  [ASR]
A story for your characters to mingle with others.
by LK Hunsaker

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 (December 16, 2020)), discussed being This Magical Time of Year. Here is some feedback from last week's Newsletter readers:

I celebrate Christmas every year and in the past when the kids were setting up homes of there own I would have them at my home for Christmas dinner. I had 19 at my table at one Christmas. Family and friends gather together at this time of the year, but 2020 has been different because of the virus and theUK Prime Minister has put a limit on how many can visit your home. But I will as usual even if it's celebrate it just the same. Happy holidays and new year.
~ Mary Ann MCPhedran/fearless

I hope you had a lovely Christmas! *Smile*

*Holly2* It's the most wonderful time of the year. Happy holidays Spidey. I hope your wintertime is warm, cozy, and you keep yourself busy doing things you love, reading a good book and a hot drink, even a piece of festive cake, I like the Christmas fruit cake with marzipan and a little icing on top. Also catching up on your diary, and all your good memories of times past. Life changes and we enter into a new chapter when the children have grown, time to stretch our imaginations and invent new things. I made a new friend this year and she lives across the road from me.
I wrote a poem this week personifying winter."28 Mr Frosty
Alexi *Starr* *Holly2*

~ Alexi

I hope you had a great holiday! *Smile*

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