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Contests & Activities: April 07, 2021 Issue [#10699]

 This week: Know when to quit
  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

Know when to quit

Last week, I started reading a book that had an interesting premise. Quickly, though, I realized I wasn't enjoying the characters or the writing. I ended up quitting the book before I finished the first chapter!

I've started quitting books I don't like. In the past, I would finish a book no matter what, but I've come to realize I don't have to. *Laugh* Nothing happens if I realize the book isn't right for me and I stop reading it!

I suppose I'm a perfectionist and maybe a completist in that I want to finish what I start. There are times when I will always finish reading something, such as when it is an entry into a contest I'm hosting. I'll always read it in full and review it. I feel it's my responsibility as a host.

I just think there are times we should learn when to quit, when it's for our own good. If I'm writing something and it's a huge struggle, and I'm just not happy with it, I don't have to finish it. (Sure, if I push through, maybe it will be worth it, but at the time, maybe I at least need a break to stop back to decide if I should keep going.)

If I signed up for a contest that has multiple stages and/or commitments, that's a time I need to finish if at all possible. For me, it's a balance between obligation and enjoyment. Do your best to stick to your promises, but also know that quitting something when it has no real consequences but to bring you a little more joy can be a good thing!

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


Andre The Blog Monkey's Banana Bar  [18+]
It's a cyber bar owned by an imaginary monkey and run by his minions.
by Brother Nature

The Humorous Short Story Contest  [18+]
Fiction, non-fiction, old, or new entries ~Next Round Now Open~
by Lornda

 Journalistic Intentions  [18+]
This is for the journal keeping types that come to PLAY! New round starts April 1!
by Elisa the Vaccinated Stik

Magic Words Contest   [13+]
A fantasy short story contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open from March 15th. Closes April 30th.
by A E Willcox

Write4Kids Book Club   [ASR]
Where group members may be inspired to read and discuss the selected book(s) of the month.
by 🌎Cubby✏️

Coffee Perks Auction & Raffle  [E]
A perky fundraiser to help a member of our community during their time of need.
by Tina Stone

Dew Drop Inn  [18+]
April poem-a-day poetry spot!
by Katya the Poet

Reviews with Honesty: Request a Review  [E]
Ask for a review of one of your items from Reviews with Honesty!
by 🦄🏳️‍🌈Sapph

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

The Sci-fi Writers Guild  [18+]
Collaborations, discussions and reviews - Welcome to the Sci-fi Writers Guild
by EvilDawg - Vigilante Ranger!!

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

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Ask & Answer

My last newsletter, ("Contests & Activities Newsletter (March 10, 2021)), discussed being open to change. Here is some feedback from last week's Newsletter readers:

I think change can be a good thing for us to try some time in our life and i embrace change
~ princess

I agree! *Smile*

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