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Noticing Newbies: December 12, 2018 Issue [#9274]




 This week: Goodbye 2018
  Edited by: Brooke
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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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Letter from the editor



β€œIt is important that when we make a resolution, or establish a goal, that we take the ACTION necessary to accomplish that goal.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


There are many different types of contests to choose from here and I'd love to hear from anyone on which contests interest them and what you're looking for that you just can't find. What inspires you to write for a contest? The new year is about to pop and that means writing goals will be flooding through your mind. You'll need inspiration, so where will you find it? Goals and resolutions are coming folks. The new year will bring new contests, new writing challenges and of course, the Dear Me contest that the site runs every year. Are you ready? Will you be able to find the inspiration needed to write that best seller or maybe even just a moderate seller? *Pthb*

To help you reach those goals, I'd like to continue where we left off last month.

Last month I asked what prompts inspire you. By the way, here are the results from the poll:

[Linked Poll's access is restricted.]

But there are other things about contests and writing challenges that might be interesting to ask as well. For me, it is more about the prompt inspiring me but prizes are important, especially if you're saving for a membership or other item.I've had contests where the winner has asked to have their prize exchanged into gift points which is usually fine. When you look at a challenge, do the prizes play a big part in your decision to participate? Write in and let me know what your thoughts - is it a 50/50 decision based on prompt and prizes or does one not matter as much to you?

[Linked Poll's access is restricted.]

Write in and tell me your thoughts and I'll reward you! *Heart*

Thanks for letting me into your inbox! Write and Review on! ~ Brooke

[Related Links] *Thumbsup*
This month's links are current writing activities in our community.

*StarR* "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest"   by Writing.Com Support
Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes!

*StarP* "Holiday Short Story Contest"   by Lilli β˜•
Write a short story based on a holiday prompt.

*StarV* "GIF Me a Story"   by Dragon is Thesis writing
A Contest with GIF prompts

*StarO* "Daily Flash Fiction Challenge"   by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon
The classic Flash FIction challenge! Enter your story of 300 words or less.

*Starg* "SugarCube's Weekly Random Contest!!"   by IceSkating SugarCube
Every week a new contest. One week might be poetry, the next a short story, and the next might be fanfic. Who knows?



Editor's Picks


All of these selections below are listed as Contest Entries. Say yes to the challenge and enter a contest today!

πŸ† Woe Is Me - 1st + Editor's Pick  [E]
🌟 One Christmas package doesn't have much to celebrate - PersonITfication - Round 39
by 🎼 RRodgersWrites 🎢


~*Star*~

 
Ode to being Banana Bread  [E]
Writers Cramp Entry December 9th.
by Sew-no-more πŸ€—


~*Star*~

 
🌟 Humbled by a Bird -- Editor's Pick   [E]
After Deanna is critical of her sisters' shortcomings, May points out one of her own.12/9
by 🎼 RRodgersWrites 🎢


~*Star*~

 Midnight Madness  [E]
Contest entry
by Linz


~*Star*~

 
The Monster of the Prophecy  [E]
Entry for the "Weird Tales" contest: November 2018
by Tanith


~*Star*~

Lamentations 2016  [13+]
A commentary on the U.S. presidential election.
by Words Whirling 'Round


~*Star*~

 Lost Heritage  [E]
Julie is on a quest to find them. 1st Place Short Shots - August 2017 Contest
by Charity Marie is working hard!


~*Star*~

 
Going Once... Going Twice...  [18+]
Delving into the world of breeder dog auctions.
by Mastiff



 
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Ask & Answer


I received some wonderful feedback to my last newsletter [#9220] "Prompt Palooza and I'm proud to share it with you.

From Warped Sanity
Interesting newsletter. This made me reflect back to my own hosted contests. When given more than one prompt to choose from, I have noticed more tend to utilize the prompt that is more general.

I agree completely. I personally like a more challenging prompt that makes me get more creative. Thanks for writing in!



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