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Contests & Activities: July 11, 2012 Issue [#5145]

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Contests & Activities

 This week: Victory!
  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

what to do once you've won

This week I passed my first online course in preparation for my new career. It was such a huge victory for me that it made me wonder, What should you do once you win?

Winning a contest on Writing.Com feels awesome, and it's in part because it is fellow writers choosing your work as among the best that was submitted. It feels great to get recognition from your peers, doesn't it? (This is why reviewing is also such a huge part of this great site! Not only are we getting valuable feedback on our writing, but it's coming from other writers who are in a position to offer great advice!)

So what should you do once you've won?

*Bullet* Brag! Okay, sort of kidding about this one, but who wouldn't want to brag just a little? Add a note to your signature, handle, billboard, etc., letting your WDC peers know you've won! When possible, include a link to the contest in these places and in the item itself so others can check it out (and it's a great way to say thanks to the host!)

*Bullet* Thanks! Don't forget to thank the contest host, judges, etc. Even thank the other participants! It's competition that spurs us on to be better! A great way to thank WDC members is to review them!

*Bullet* Congrats! Congratulate the other winners. Often, there is more than one winner in a contest, and it's polite to congratulate them, too!

*Bullet* Revise! Just because you've won doesn't mean your item is perfect! Take another look at it, particularly if you've received feedback from WDC members.

*Bullet* Spend! Decide what to do with your earnings! Often winning a contest comes with a gift point prize. What you do with your prize is obviously up to you, but some ideas: Save up for an Upgraded Membership, donate it to a contest/activity, send it along with reviews, sponsor an item, buy something from the Writing.Com Shop, recognize a friend's work with an Awardicon or Merit Badge.

Really, my advice on winning is the same as my advice upon losing: Never stop writing! I think even the greatest writers would agree, you can always improve!

Always keep on writing!

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Editor's Picks

These items were submitted with feedback last month!

Magic Words Contest   [13+]
A fantasy short story contest. Fantastic Prizes. Open from March 15th. Closes April 30th.
by A E Willcox

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by A Guest Visitor


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by A Guest Visitor

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by A Guest Visitor

Scary Animal Tails  [GC]
A short story contest. Show me the monster.
by Danger Mouse

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by A Guest Visitor

The Little Bite  [18+]
Weekly, short piece contest.
by Witchjy

Awwwww - Romantic  [18+]
Romantic Short Story contest for members of "I Write" only.
by Annette

The Humorous Poetry Contest  [18+]
The contest where the rating doesn't matter!~Next round starts July 1st~
by Lornda

Journey Through Genres: Official Contest  [E]
Write a short story in the given genre to win big prizes!
by Writing.Com Support


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by A Guest Visitor

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by A Guest Visitor

Expressions ~ Thank you  [E]
Express your gratitude to your lovely friends at WDC...
by Princess Zelda

Attack and Defend - October Olive Branch  [18+]
Want to get your butt kicked? Mwahahahaha!
by Steev the Friction Wizurd

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 (June 13, 2012)), discussed quick contests & activities for when you're short on time.

Please could you include a link to this new contest in the next issue of your marvelous newsletter. I would be most grateful.

Thank you
~ A E Willcox

Sure thing! I've linked it above, and here it is again: " Magic Words Contest [13+]

Thanks for this creative newsletter on what to do if you are limited for time. I will take your advice when I have more time. LOL
cheers, Ruth
~ Ruth

*Laugh*! I hear ya!

Questions to think about:
What do you do once you've won? What do you think a member should do once they've won?

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