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Contests & Activities: March 10, 2021 Issue [#10658]




 This week: Be Open to Change
  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

Be Open to Change!

I'm making some changes in my "real life" job. Going paperless, trying to get more streamlined and efficient. Man, it's hard sometimes! *Laugh* I'm not adverse to change, but I'm hesitant to change my routines. I do want to be more efficient ("Work Smarter, Not Harder" anyone?), so I'm trying new things to see what works.

This can be relevant when it comes to your writing! I know the old adage says, "Write what you know," and that can be good advice, but I think it's also a good idea to not be afraid to branch out a little, too. Try a new genre or a new perspective. Write from the villain's perspective (even if just for a writing exercise) or from a side character's perspective. Try a new format. It's a good way to see what you enjoy, what you're good at!

If you look at your favorite writers, they don't write the same story over and over. They (at the very least) make small changes to keep it interesting to readers. And I often wonder how many different genres or formats a writer tried until they found their "niche."

Contests & Activities can be a great way to try new things! There are a plethora of different types of contests and activities on WDC, all focusing on various aspects of writing and creating. If you're looking for a challenge, try browsing through the current contests. ("Writing Contests @ Writing.Com is a great place to find them or try browsing through forums) Let the prompts and ideas spark some creativity into something new!

A huge benefit to trying out something new in a contest or activity, is that not only will you get the experience of trying something new to see how it feels, you'll also most likely get feedback from the host, other participants, and members of WDC who may be more experienced in the area!

It can be scary and daunting to try new things, but often it can be worth the effort. And even if it doesn't work out, you'll probably learn about yourself along the way!

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

 
Short Shots: Official WDC Contest  [ASR]
Use the photo to inspire your creativity. Write a short story and win big prizes!
by Writing.Com Support




Contests/Activities:

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

 
Your Better Nature Contest  [E]
A celebration of connecting with the natural world around us.
by Bob'n Around

 
Poetry Song Contest  [E]
Calling all poets! You can get your poetry turned into a song!
by Beyond the Cloud9

WEIRD TALES CONTEST   [18+]
A Contest Inspired by the Old Pulp Fiction Covers of Weird Tales Magazine
by Beacon - Light 4ever

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by A Guest Visitor

Lucky Limerick Contest   [13+]
Annual contest featuring the limerick form
by 🌻 pwheeler love, joy, peace

Daily Flash Fiction Challenge  [13+]
Enter your story of 300 words or less.
by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon

The Whatever Contest  [13+]
This irregular contest will change each round. Nature poem? Horror story? Whatever.
by Schnujo

Newbie Contest Challenge!!  [13+]
Contest Open To Newbie's Only.
by Richard ~ Hearts n Flowers!

The Lighthouse Short Story Contest  [E]
This is a faith-based contest where you can share your experiences with others.
by LegendaryMask❤️Believes




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 - Relentless Victory

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 Angels 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





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