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Contests & Activities: September 21, 2022 Issue [#11569]

 This week: Long or Short
  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

Long or short?

It may seem like a simple decision, setting a word limit on your contest or activity, or deciding whether to write short or long pieces. It can have big consequences, though!

Some consider short writing to be easier. It takes up less time, right? Have you ever tried to write a micro-fiction piece? If not, I recommend trying! I always recommend a challenge or trying something new! *Wink*

It can be tough to fit in what you're trying to convey into a short piece. I think there can be a misconception that a shorter piece will take less time, and that may be true, but not necessarily.

On the other side of things, hosting a contest for shorter pieces may make you think it will take less time, but also, not necessarily. Because of the misconception when it comes to how difficult it might be to write a short vs long piece, you might get more entries in a shorter work contest. That will mean more time to read and judge your entries!

So, when it comes to deciding whether to write short or long pieces or to host a contest for short vs long pieces, it should come down to what your preference is. Try to give yourself the time you'll need (and maybe some extra time thrown in just in case). Try something new and see how it goes! You just might be surprised. *Smile*

Take care, and 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

Quotation Inspiration: Official Contest  [ASR]
Use the quote provided to write a story and win big prizes!
by Writing.Com Support


Creature Features  [13+]
Round 7 open!
by Angelica- Creature Features

The Whatever Contest -- Now Open  [13+]
This irregular contest will change each round. Nature poem? Horror story? Whatever.
by Schnujo

The Forum of Micro-Monologue Contest  [E]
A fortnightly contest of Micro-Monologue.
by Dr Rupali Goswami

Poet's Forum for Weekly Contest  [E]
Weekly poetry contest on a subject.
by Dr Rupali Goswami

Guess How Many are in the Jar  [E]
A simple fundraising activity celebrating WDC's 22nd Birthday Party!
by Cubby~SeptLighthouse Volunteer

Flight of Fantasy Review & Gift Shop  [E]
Fiction story reviews, MBs and Gift Certificates for you or as a gift for a friend
by A E Willcox

WDC's Birthday Membership Sweepstakes  [E]
Celebrating WDC's Birthday Month with a membership raffle
by RumTumTugger is Tina

 Good Sentences  [E]
"In order to write good sentences, you have to read good sentences." Patrick Barry
by ForeverDreamer

A place for WdC newbies. We have cookies! Come on in.
by ♊️GeminiGem💎

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

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by A Guest Visitor

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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Ask & Answer

Feedback from my last newsletter "Contests & Activities Newsletter (August 24, 2022), which discussed advertising your contest or activity.

I tend to use the Newsfeed.


Good choice! *Smile*

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