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Contests & Activities: August 25, 2021 Issue [#10949]

 This week: Milestones!
  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


Did you know Writing.Com's birthday is coming up? We celebrate Writing.Com's birthday the first week of September, and this year the site is turning 21!

How do you celebrate milestones? Spending time with friends? Doing something special for yourself?

I think it's a good idea to celebrate accomplishments, and anniversaries fit that category! Maintaining a website (or maintaining your account anniversary on that site) are accomplishments worth celebrating!

So how can you help celebrate the site's birthday and even your own account birthday? Hosting a contest or activity is a great way to do it! Pick an appropriate theme, whether it's focused on the number you're celebrating, or a theme of community, writing in general, or even just your favorite genre or item type! It can be almost anything!

Too busy to host? Try co-hosting, or participating in the many activities going on! Participants are a necessary part of the celebration, because the very thing we're celebrating is members and participation in this site!

So choose a contest or activity depending on your own availability, and please help us all have an awesome celebration! And celebrate your own achievements and accomplishments! *Bigsmile*

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


The WDC Birthday Bash Blog Relay  [E]
Form teams, take the baton, and for 9 days share stories for chances at fantastic prizes!
by iKïyå§ama

The Place for Seniors!
by Monty

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

Self-Publishing Workshop Group  [E]
A place where reviews are respectful of the writer's vision, story, tone, style, ambition.
by Annette

 Invalid Item  []

by A Guest Visitor

Job Satisfaction Poll  [E]
How do you feel about your job?
by ruwth

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

This is a poetry sharing activity for expression and entertainment!
by Solace.Bring

Habit Heroes   [13+]
A challenge to inspire positive daily habits and friendship. You can earn cool prizes too!
by 🌻 pwheeler love, joy, peace

TLC Challenge Forum ~ Open for Jan. 2022  [13+]
Periodic challenges to help strengthen your achiever's mindset and reach your goals
by 🌻 pwheeler love, joy, peace

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

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!

Submit an item for consideration in this newsletter!

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Have an opinion on what you've read here today? Then send the Editor feedback! Find an item that you think would be perfect for showcasing here? Submit it for consideration in the newsletter!

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Ask & Answer

My last newsletter, ("Contests & Activities Newsletter (July 28, 2021)), discussed hosting your first contest. Here is some feedback from last week's Newsletter readers:

Entering contests has helped me explore vast new writing challenges that strengthen my ability to be flexible and creative. I've written in genres I knew nothing about because of a contest. Research is the very best way to learn or add to the knowledge you have about a subject. Knowing more about something allows you towrite into the story showing the reader what is happening as if they were watching a movie. As I spend more time on WDC exploring topics and learning about writing I am able to incorporate what I learn into my stories and make them more interesting for the reader. Keeping the reader interested in the characters and what's happening is for me like giving a gift to someone. The more I learn and the better I write, the more wonderful the gift is for readers. Stories are gifts from the heart of the writer.

~ dog pack:saving4 premium renew

Excellent advice! In order to "write what you know," researching is the best way to gain that knowledge!

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