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Contests & Activities: January 12, 2022 Issue [#11164]

 This week: Roll for Initiative!
  Edited by: spidey
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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

Roll for Initiative

Last week, I saw a video on a certain "clock app" that gave me a great idea for motivation! The person making the video has lots of "stuff" they want to get rid of, so they came up with a game of rolling a D20 (20-sided die) and whatever number comes up, that's the number of things they either throw out or give away.

To be perfectly honest, I'm a bit disorganized. So I used this idea to help myself get motivated to do a little organizing work every day! I roll a D20 and put that number of things away! So far, it's worked really well, and I can see my counters and closets getting more organized already! I think it can be a wonderful tool to get you motivated! Here are some ideas you can use this technique for:

*Checky* Submissions. Whether it's WDC activities/contests or "real-life" writing submissions, roll a die and submit that number today or this week or whatever timeframe is realistic for you!

*Checky* Reviews. This could be a great one for daily review goals!

*Checky* Decluttering inboxes. Delete/reply/organize email inboxes!

*Checky* Host. Use the number as a guideline to host/co-host or judge/co-judge that number of activities for the year!

*Checky*Write. The number could be the number of poems or stories you'd like to write, or use a D100 and that's how many sentences, words, lines, etc. you have to write! Or the number of minutes you devote to writing that day!

The great thing about these types of tools is that they can be adjusted for your reality. Use different dice if a different number would work for you, like a 4-sided die, or 8-sided, etc. Yesterday I rolled a 2, but I was feeling more energy and motivation, so I chose two areas I wanted to de-clutter, instead of two things! And you can start and stop at any time that works for you. Even if your goal is a yearly one, there's nothing stopping you from starting on January12th!

Plus, you get to roll dice! That's always fun! (and if you don't own dice, there are plenty of virtual die-rolling programs, websites, and apps to try!) I think this can be a great way to keep up with your New Year's resolutions!

As always, keep on writing! *Quill* And be kind, but honest! *Heart* *Smile*

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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

Dear Me: Official WDC Contest  [E]
What are *your* goals for the new year? Think it over, write a letter and win big prizes!
by Writing.Com Support


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

Panda's Poetry Contest-Open 3/1/2022  [13+]
A Monthly Poetry Contest for Everyone!
by PandaPaws Licensed VetTech

World Weavers' Championship  [13+]
Round 11 "pick and mix" has started!
by Tileira

This contest will provide prompts monthly to give you something to think/write about.
by J.L. O'Dell

Dystopian Scrawlings  [ASR]
A new contest over old ideas...and my first WdC Contest! Come enter for a chance to win!
by LorenIsOneOfMyNames

Wicked Word Search & Story Challenge  [18+]
Can you create a wicked good story & a word search to go with it?
by Tina-making changes!

Mystery in the Library Challenge  [ASR]
Do you love to read books? if so, please come in.
by Beacon - Light 4ever

 I Challenge... Jeopardy!  [13+]
WDC's First Game Show Group! No matter your membership level, There is a Board for You!
by Showering Dutchessbarbie.

I Write   [E]
I Write group
by Annette

The Snail Mail Group  [E]
WDC's first letter writing club
by Elle

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!

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Ask & Answer

My last newsletter, ("Contests & Activities Newsletter (December 15, 2021)), discussed reminders. Here is some feedback from last week's Newsletter readers:

I'm a firm believer in old fashioned stickie notes!

~ StephB

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