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It's That Time of Year
The holidays are looming and there will be lots of contests and activities on the site. But before you dive into everything, don't forget your other commitments in life. Like fruitcake! If you told everyone you were baking fruitcakes for them as gifts for the holidays, it probably means you have less time for writing and activities.
So adjust accordingly. Don't disappoint.
My other newsletter point this month is about community. While many of us have lots of things to do and run around like crazies, there are also people in our community that are ill, homebound, or unable to be with family. If you know who they are, please take the time to reach out and check in with them. It's a very rough time of the year for some and a few kind words can go a long way. A gentle hug, a handwritten card, or...a fruitcake. This goes for not only our WDC community but our towns, our nursing facilities, and those around us that are homebound.
For this holiday season, please take the time to be kind. It means so much more than a wrapped gift.
And from me to you, have a happy one.
This month's question: What kind of things do you do for your community? Send in your answer below! Editors love feedback!
Excerpt: Genre Prompt for November 2022: Travel
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Pumpkin Patch Maze!
Oh what a maze you’ve gotten yourself into!
50 tickets were sold to contestants to find the pathway out of the complex Pumpkin Patch, Maze. The stop watch is at the end of the game to record each player's time in the order they finish the game and emerge from the maze.
Write a story (NTE 1000 words) or poem (NTE 40 lines) inspired by:
anything you wish. Please post word count for Story and Line count for Poetry.
Aside from an uptick in work, one of the things stealing my time and attention in the past month was a computer game called Terra Invicta. In an interview, Stephen Hawking said, "If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans."
This challenge will kick off on January 1, 2023. We will work on a three-month cycle that repeats 4 times. At the end of each cycle, you will have the option of moving on to the next cycle or dropping out. The more cycles you complete, the higher the rewards.
In this game, however, you work in the opposite direction: I will provide a series of letters that will serve as an acronym, and your mission is to offer the most creative answer to the question of what that acronym represents.
As you are inspired, add an 8 line, titled poem to this collection.
(The poem's title doesn't count as one of the 8 lines.)
Get in the spirit of the holiday and be a Secret Santa!
As a Secret Santa, you will anonymously surprise
a fellow member with little tokens of joy.
The giving period will be from Dec 12 - Dec 24.
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|This month's question: What kind of things do you do for your community? Send in your answer below! Editors love feedback!|
Last month's "Contests & Activities Newsletter (October 26, 2022)" question: For what purposes do you use the Newsfeed?
Snowball Angel On the Rise : Various reasons. I see it's a great way to advertise my activities. I am seeing great entries in my contests.
BIG BAD WOLF is Thankful : Advertising. But, don't most use it for that anyways?
Beholden : Mostly for making wiseacre comments on others' posts.
Thankful Sonali WDC Power! : To know of the latest contests / activities going on.
To collect trinkets!
To see what's happening with people who share photos and anecdotes about their life.
Starling : I use it to find out what possible contests may be coming up. I also keep track of what my WdC friends are up too. It is a way to keep in contact what people are doing.
AmyJo - Holidays are here! : To see what's going on with everyone; to see what's coming up next in the way of contests/activities. Lots of fun going on...and of course....trinkets!
FlyingDuckManGenesis : To encourage users to add to my interactive stories. GPs will be rewarded for certain stories.
Maddie Snow Angel-Stone : Contests/activities and to see what new pieces users might be mentioning are ready for reading/reviewing.
B. T. Lane : I share writing and music that usually isn't read or listened to by the masses.
Steven (PLEASE BUY MY BOOKS!) : I post weird little things I write, advertise my port, and read the words of others. I find more interesting stuff to read on the Community Newsfeed than anything else.
N.A Miller : general tool to communicate story information and updates.
oldgreywolf scribbles : This is the one place I "meet" fellow writers. Reading how each of us responds to identical stimuli reminds me of Pimms biodiversity modeling. Would be a boring world if we were identical, wouldn't it?
NelY : ... a bird eye view of what's going on ...
elephantsealer : There are works of writers that may need a review...
TheBusmanPoet : For my screwy sense of humor and to interact with other writers.
chrismousethyme : Announcements of contests and such. I don't post much but I love checking it in the morning.
Elisa, Snowman Stik : I sometimes drop links to offsite writing-related articles or products.
graybabe : For entertainment, information and the quirky posts that the newsfeed always has.
Bob : Insight into other writer's minds.
Thanks for your feedback, it's always interesting to see the variety of responses. They're much appreciated!
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