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Contests & Activities: December 12, 2018 Issue [#9276]




 This week: Put Some Pep in Your Step
  Edited by: Octobersun
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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

Hello writers and readers, I am Octobersun and I will be your guest editor for this issue of Contests & Activities.

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Letter from the editor

Put Some Pep in Your Step


You have heard these excuses a thousand times.

You have given these excuses a thousand times.

The worst one: "I am not good enough."

The lamest one: "I don't want to try."

The saddest one: "It's always the same people who win - never me."

How do you overcome those bad self talk habits? You Put Some Pep in Your Step!

1. Search for any and all contests that trigger even the smallest bit of creativity in you. Put them in your favorites.
2. Force yourself to write something for a contest. Any contest.
3. Submit your writing.
Repeat steps 2 & 3 as often as possible.

Can you do one a day? Ambitious! Go for it!
Can you do one per week? Yes, yes, yes. There has to be time for you to write once a week.
Can you do one each month? Make it a good one. You have over four weeks to draft, write, edit, polish, and submit with time to spare.



Editor's Picks

 
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What a Character! : Official WDC Contest  (E)
Create a memorable character using the given prompt for huge prizes!
#1679316 by Writing.Com Support

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I Write in 2019  (E)
Write and review once a week for all of 2019
#2173943 by Octobersun

 
FORUM
Metamorphosis Contest  (13+)
A contest that challenges authors to transform one thing to another. Entries due March 15.
#2176427 by Sara♥Jean

FORUM
Word Chef Master Contest  (NPL)
Word Chef Master Contest-extended
#2172116 by Samberine Everose

 
FORUM
GIF Me a Story  (E)
A Contest with GIF prompts
#2176101 by Dragon is Thesis writing

FORUM
Holiday Short Story Contest  (E)
Write a short story based on an obscure holiday with the prompt provided.
#2142083 by Lilli ☕

FORUM
SugarCube's Weekly Random Contest!!  (13+)
A New Contest Each Week!
#2175732 by IceSkating SugarCube

FORUM
Word Pictures Contest  (13+)
Share your lyrical worlds here and receive a review just for entering!
#2149424 by Ray Scrivener

 
FORUM
Show, Don't Tell Contest  (18+)
Show Don't Tell Contest Message Forum
#2162666 by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈

FORUM
The Prompt Me Contest  (13+)
The simplest contest ever! Send me a prompt, I pick a winner! Please read all the rules!
#2000519 by Cubby

 
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Ask & Answer

For my last Contests & Activies newsletter "This is Your Party, I got the following reply:

BlueJay wrote: Thanks for the inspiration! I've been away for a while, but I think I'm going to rejoin the party. Oh, and thanks for the Lesley Gore reference - brings back memories!

Thank you for reading and replying. Yes! Join the writing party! *Delight*

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