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Contests & Activities: July 28, 2021 Issue [#10900]

 This week: Write What You Know?
  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

Write What You Know, and then Learn More!

As writers, we often hear the adage, "Write what you know," but I think there's more to it!

It's great advice to start with what you know. Start in an area where you're familiar, where you feel comfortable, but don't get stuck there! Eventually, you're going to have to get outside of that comfort zone. I feel like most successful writers never stop learning and exploring!

I feel like that's where contests and activities can really help! Find a contest that offers a genre or prompt that inspires you to learn more! Start with what you know, sure. Incorporate your own knowledge and experiences into a character or an event in your story or book or poem. But then add something you don't know! Spice it up a bit!

I'd encourage you to look at contests and activities as places to explore and expand your writing. Research into a related field, or take something you know and combine it with something new!

One of the keys, in my opinion, is to explore something that interests you. If you find it boring, odds are your reader might pick up on that. Find something that excites you and try to convey that feeling in your writing so the reader is enticed and interested, too!

Write what you know, but then learn and explore! Most writers and intellectuals in general will admit that you never stop learning, so why not embrace it?

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

Rhythms & Writing: Official WDC Contest  [E]
Use the music provided to inspire your writing!
by Writing.Com Support


Poetry Contest and Inspiration  [18+]
February Quote - "Simple Love"
by bearbit

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by A Guest Visitor

Pop-Up Challenge!!! - CLOSED  [E]
Periodic opportunities to win prizes through participation.
by Lilli ☕️

Mad Genius Guild  [13+]
A collaborative project where we dream, write, and sometimes make a story.
by Sire, Yer Craven

Only Short Stories  [18+]
A contest for, you guessed it, only short stories!
by Lilli ☕️

The Escape Day Contest  [13+]
An annual contest to celebrate Escape Day... 2021 round closed. 2022 prompt coming in May!
by Roari ∞ Hello 2022!

The Solstice Poetry Contest  [ASR]
With the Solstices coming in June, let's write poetry!
by Thankful Jess

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by A Guest Visitor

Foodie Friends Group & Bank   [E]
A place to share recipes, talk food & make friends - kissing optional!
by Tina-making changes!

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by A Guest Visitor

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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