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Contests & Activities: December 19, 2018 Issue [#9285]

 This week: 2019 is almost here!
  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

It's almost here!

For those of you who work a typical Monday-Friday job, do you ever get that feeling by, say, Friday afternoon, where you're just sort of done with the week? You're ready for it to be over.

Well, I'm feeling like that but for the entire year. *Laugh* I'm seriously ready to be done with 2018.

I'm not quite one to proclaim resolutions, but I'm a big fan of goals, which is pretty much the same thing. I'm looking forward to my goals for 2019, and I have some tips to share on setting goals for yourself.

The number one rule (for me, anyway) for keeping my resolutions or goals is to be realistic and set small goals. (Okay, I guess that's technically numbers one and two rules.) It's great if your goal is to get published in 2019, but without a plan, that's a bit vague. Maybe a simpler goal would be a specific number of submissions.

If your goal is to be more active on Writing.Com, to enter more contests, for example, a good goal would be: Enter one contest per month.

Write your goals down and keep them within eyesight. For me, that's the only way I can keep them in my mind consistently. I even once made a points system where I got points for individual goals. It worked pretty well!

The key to achieving goals, I think, is to know yourself. Know what will motivate you and what will be a realistic but challenging goal that you can reach.

I wish you all a happy and successful 2019! *WDC*

As always, keep on writing!

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Editor's Picks

Official Writing.Com Contests & Activities:

Good Deeds Get CASH!  [E]
Write reviews to win cash prizes!
by Writing.Com Support

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


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SugarCube's Monthly Random Contest!!  [13+]
A New Contest Every Two Weeks!
by IceSkatingSugarCube

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by A Guest Visitor

Keenest Joker  [18+]
Use your sense of humor and win gift points. Try not to laugh.
by Matt 2021 Dean

Medieval Mastery  [13+]
Discussion and Research of Medieval Religious Orders In Context of Religion and Culture
by CobwebbyReadingReindeerUkraine

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by A Guest Visitor

What Prizes Are You Wishing For in 2019?  [E]
What prizes are you most interested in when entering a writing challenge?
by I like big books #2233315

Earth Day Quiz  [E]
Test your knowledge of Earth Day and the history of environmental issues.
by LJ hiding under the bed

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by A Guest Visitor

Some contest resources:
How to Create a Contest  [ASR]
Things you need to know before you open a contest. Includes a contest template.
by Angels in my Ear

"Create/Edit a Message Forum
Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format  [E]
Learn the ins and outs of creating a link using the bitem format.
by NickiD89

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Ask & Answer

My last newsletter, ("Contests & Activities Newsletter (November 21, 2018)), talked about "doing the work." Here is some feedback from last week's Newsletter readers:

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