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Contests & Activities: March 15, 2023 Issue [#11865]

 This week: A Secret!
  Edited by: Legerdemain
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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

The purpose of this newsletter is to highlight some of the current contests and activities on the site, help educate members on how to host contests and activities, and provide clues to submit quality entries to contests. Write to me if you'd like something in particular covered.

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Letter from the editor

I'll Tell You a Secret

Everyone likes to do a good deed once in a while, don't they? How about money...does everyone like money...real money? Or a pile of gift points? A pile big enough to roll around in and toss in the air? Do you love Writing.com?

If you answered yes to all those questions, I'll tell you a secret. You can do that right here on our site. And have fun earning that cash! Oh, don't go doubting me. I know you're looking at your monitor and shaking your head. But you can do this, in a simple way. Just find some interesting stories to read and give them a thorough review. And when submitting that public 250-character count review, click the Good Deeds button at the bottom.

What? You don't believe me? It's true! Check out this link and get the details: "Good Deeds Get CASH! What a great way to help your community and spread some happy around the site, and put yourself in the running for a chunk of money. On top of that, reviewing can make you a better author and editor of your own work. You get practice spotting not only spelling and grammar issues, but things like passive writing and plot holes.

So Write On and Review On!

This month's question: How has reviewing helped your writing? Send in your answer below! *Down* Editors love feedback!

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

The task is simple: Write a short story using the image prompt as inspiration!

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

Excerpt: Each month, I will select an author celebrating their Anniversary as the featured Anniversary member. The intent is to honor a member for their membership, work, and enthusiasm. Some will be active in the forum, some may not.

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

Excerpt: A good review offers insight into how a piece might be improved (or makes a compelling case that it's complete as is). A great review offers the reader insight on how to be a better writer. I will always strive to fulfill the first condition and the second to whatever extent my insights permit.

Twisted Tales Contest  (13+)
A monthly contest for stories with a twist. Get 500 GPs for entering! May round open!
#1269187 by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon

Excerpt: Write for me the type of story I love to read--a tale with a plot twist or surprise ending. I'm an expert at figuring out the twist before it happens. See if you can fool me! It's a great way to sharpen your plot development skills and win prizes. All entrants receive 500 GPs just for entering! Gift points will be sent at the end of the round when I review your story. March round is open!

Garden of Luck Fundraiser  (E)
Plant flowers and get some luck. Delightful rewards await!
#2291557 by GERVIC 🐉 WDC Dragon Vale

Excerpt: March is Saint Patrick's month and to celebrate this festivity, I especially hosted the Garden of Luck Fundraiser. This is just an ordinary raffle drawing fundraiser but with a twist.

Question of the Day!  (18+)
Come answer a question, share a laugh, encourage one another, and bring me a coffee!
#2142667 by Lilli 🧿 ☕

Answer the question of the day and have some fun!

Habit Heroes   (13+)
A challenge to inspire positive daily habits and friendship. You can earn cool prizes too!
#2165720 by 🌸 pwheeler - love joy peace

Excerpt: This is a fun, monthly challenge where you set two or more daily habit goals, check in and tell us how you did, and can earn great prizes!

Fill in the Blank  (18+)
Put your spin on these quotes!
#1349558 by Elisa the Bunny Stik

Excerpt: Every couple weeks or so, I'll post a cliche, overused or just plain amusing quote. With each one, I'll leave a spot blank. This is where you put in your own word or phrase to breathe some new life into these sayings.

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Word from Writing.Com

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Ask & Answer

This month's question: This month's question: How has reviewing helped your writing? Send in your answer below! *Down* Editors love feedback!

Last month's "Contests & Activities Newsletter (February 15, 2023) question: Do you have a favorite contest/activity or two?

Penelope Moonbeam : "The Writer's Cramp and EXPRESS IT IN EIGHT. I enjoy the contests on WDC.

Beholden : I am addicted to Express It In Eight, Promptly Poetry Challenge, and The Daily Poem (when it's running). I love SCREAMS!!! for its prompts but it's on hiatus at the moment. Same goes for Micro-Fiction Challenge and I miss it so badly while Lilli's away doing the Quills thing that I've started writing 100-word flash fiction off my own prompts. Plus I answer Question of the Day every day. I enter other contests too but much more sporadically.

s : My favourite activity is "Question of the Day! I don't do many contests, so my favourite is probably "Horror Writing Contest

Massive Friendly Derg : I try to create my own from time to time, but no one ever enters...

D. Reed Whittaker : It's contests for me. Occasionally, the question of the day.

N.A Miller : because of the ridiculous parameters and the prompt writings... I stay clear of contests...
A lot of them have too many limitations on creativity.

oldgreywolf scribbles : I generally toss a few copper-colored zinc discs to the Question of the Day.

I entered a few contests; however, whatever/whenever I need to write is more important for my therapy than being told what and how to write, so I now ignore them. (INTPs don't play well with others.)

joemjackson : Web-browsing. Be honest people.

THANKFUL SONALI Now What? So many!
I like reviewing with "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group
I enjoy entering "The Writer's Cramp
I have fun visiting "Three Word Mayhem!

Elisa the Bunny Stik : I must admit adding comments on any blog/journal entry that tackles the news is one of my favorite activities. After all, media analysis is my passion.

Thanks to everyone for submitting responses!

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