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Contests & Activities: August 11, 2021 Issue [#10908]

 This week: Writers Need Reviewers
  Edited by: Annette
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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

Make the most out of your time on this excellent writing site by entering as many contests as you can find - and by sending reviews to as many other writers as you can do.

Each review can teach you something - whether you give it or receive it.

Each piece of writing teaches you something - whether you write it or read it.

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Letter from the editor

Writers Need Reviewers

You have seen this bit of advice time and time again. If you want to make your story really good, you have to rewrite it, edit it, kill your darlings ... in a nutshell, there is no such thing as a perfect first draft.

Writing.Com is the perfect place to both post your first drafts, get reviews, and then make your writing better based on the reviews you received.

This is not a one-way street! Nobody owes you a review. Nobody has to click on your item, read it, and then take the time to give you thoughtful advice or even just observations. If you post something to this site and you want to get it reviewed, do something for it.

Send reviews. Start reading the writing by other authors in the same genre you write in, and send them a thoughtful review.
This will do two things for you:
1. You can see how others do it and learn from that.
2. Sending them a review makes them more likely to come to your portfolio and read & review in return.

Post your writing to the Newsfeed. The easiest way to get your piece seen is to post it to the newsfeed. However, the newsfeed is limited to your followers and those few members who will frequently check out the Community view. Another drawback to the newsfeed is that it is fleeting. Each new post pushes yours further down until it's too far down and nobody will check it out.

Post your writing to review request pages.
"Please Review This is a page to request reviews for static items and books.
"The Shameless "Plug" Page This is the one and only Writing.Com Shameless Plug Page!

Find members who are willing to review your writing:

Get involved in genre specific writing and reviewing groups. Search for groups or forums and then enter the genre you are writing in. Email the forum hosts and group owners to find out if a group is still active. Follow all the steps outlined to become part of writing groups within the site.

As you see, as an aspiring writer, this site can and will give you a whole lot to become the best writer.

Editor's Picks

Short Shots: Official WDC Contest  (ASR)
Use the photo to inspire your creativity. Write a short story and win big prizes!
#1221635 by Writing.Com Support

Newbie Welcome Wagon  (ASR)
Do You Enjoy Reviewing NEW Members to Welcome Them to WdC? Earn Goodies for Your Reviews!
#1814944 by River

The Review Spot  (18+)
Free, honest, and in-depth reviews.
#1848419 by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈

Anniversary Reviews  (E)
Celebrate Writing.Com member account anniversaries with reviews. Earn GPs and MBs.
#1565040 by Sum1

The Dialogue 500  (18+)
Dialogues of 500 words or less.
#941862 by W.D.Wilcox

Writing Hurts: Review Forum  (13+)
I might not ease the pain, but I'll give solid value for your trouble.
#1433010 by edgework

No Dialogue Contest - ON HIATUS  (E)
Write a story containing no dialogue, in 700 words or less, based on the monthly prompt.
#2079495 by QPdoll

Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest  (13+)
A Monthly Romance Contest -- a 2016 & 2020 Quill Award Winner & 2020 Quill Award HM Winner
#2089860 by Jim Hall

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#2250837 by Not Available.

Writing.Com Party Central 2021!  (E)
We're celebrating our 21st birthday! Stop in to see what's going on!
#506157 by The StoryMistress

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Ask & Answer

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It's not easy to find, but I found it in your newsfeed by searching for "trinket."

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Yes, they can be so much fun. ... and distracting.
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