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Contests & Activities: June 12, 2019 Issue [#9599]




 This week: Summertime - Summertime
  Edited by: Leger~
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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.

This week's Contests and Activities Editor
Leger~


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Letter from the editor


Summertime - Summertime


At least in the WDC hemisphere it is. And hopefully not earthquaking, raining, flooding and occasionally tornado-ing. It's time to relax, enjoy some vacations and perhaps travel. So this newsletter is a reminder about a couple things regarding a change in your routine in the summer.

Inspirations! You're not stuck in the house under a pile of snow, yay! Get out there and explore. When you travel, take loads of pictures and jot down impressions of things you see, taste and observe. How many times are you going to try a grasshopper on a stick? Record your response.

Don't forget us! Stop in to your regular forums and post once in a while...just about every where has a wifi spot or internet so peek in! And if you have obligations, make sure you set reminders so your due date isn't forgotten while you loll by the pool.

Plan! It's going to be the same thing next winter; cold, dull and stuck in the house under a pile of snow. So think about new ideas for contests and activities. Think about getting friends to try something new. Have you ever created an interactive? Or formed a crossword puzzle for members to solve? We even have word searches. Create a list of words while riding (not driving) on a trip.

Me, I'll be in the pool with my grandkids. And trying to keep wet swimsuits off my indoor furniture. And grilling! I'll dream up a contest for the best burger toppings ever! In the meantime, enjoy the nicer weather and don't forget your friends here at WDC!


This month's question: Do you make plans for future projects during your vacation time? Send in your answer below! *Down* Editors love feedback!


Editor's Picks


FORUM
ACRO*BATICS  (13+)
I supply an acronym; you make up what it stands for. My favorite entries win gift points!
#921363 by Davy Kraken

Excerpt: I will provide a series of letters that will serve as an acronym, and your mission is to offer the most creative answer to the question of what that acronym represents.

FORUM
The Ultimate Poetry Challenge  (18+)
With 52 forms, how many poems can you write in one year?
#2189484 by Andy~~getting back to WDC

Excerpt: Are you a night owl that likes to interact with others, but find there's never anyone around when you're in your prime? Come on in! This forum is for chatting, the occasional contest, and possibly other fun activities.

Come on in and introduce yourself!!


FORUM
Twenty-Five Words or Less  (13+)
June Round Open! Please read the directions for posting your entries.
#2127482 by ruwth

Excerpt: In Twenty-Five Words or Less, what does summer mean to you!

FORUM
Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest  (13+)
OPEN for June submissions.
#1873271 by ~ Sisco ~ Back!

Excerpt: Open to entries from all members that have been registered with WDC for 6 months or less.

This contest is intended to showcase your work and give it the exposure it deserves. There's no prompt. Items can be new or old work, and there's no requirement to disclose the creation date.


FORUM
SENIOR CENTER FORUM  (ASR)
A Special Place for Seniors and visitors! CHECK OUT OUR CONTESTS!
#427318 by Monty

Excerpt: THIS FORUM CREATED BY COUNTRYMOM. WE ARE THE SENIORS., WE'VE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT AND SURVIVED ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS! WE'VE MADE DO, GOTTEN BY, SAVED AND SPENT TIME, MONEY AND LOVE. .

FORUM
Short Story Lair  (18+)
Pick a prompt. Pick a genre. Submit a story by the last Wednesday of the month.
#2189388 by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈

Excerpt: I love reading short stories. I can't get enough of them.

This is an easy contest. On the first day each month, I'll post two short prompts. Sometimes they will be quotes, other times photos, or songs, or even paintings. I might mix things up and have a quote for one prompt and a photo for the other. I'll also suggest three genres. To enter,
*Bulletb* choose a prompt and a genre from the lists below;
*Bulletb* write a short story based on the prompt and in the genre you select; and, finally,
*Bulletb* post a link to your story here, in the message forum.
Each month, I'll give a merit badge to the author of the story I like best, provided I get at least three stories to read. If I like two or more stories a lot, I'll give more than one merit badge. The story itself also gets an awardicon.


 Awakenings: Journey to Iceland  (18+)
Bjork, a Mexican Sorcerer, and maybe a trip to the Old West. Sound Interesting?
#178902 by RatDog

Excerpt: You find yourself on a bench at a bus stop under the spell of a sorcerer. The borders of your perception become fuzzy, there is more to reality here than meets the eye. What can you learn? Don't take it too seriously, though. (Kinda like a Carlos Castaneda tale with a Harlan Ellison twist.) Please rate, and add a chapter or two to keep the story going.



 
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This month's question: Do you make plans for future projects during your vacation time? Send in your answer below! *Down* Editors love feedback!

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