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Contests & Activities: July 10, 2019 Issue [#9652]

 This week: Christmas in July
  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

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Letter from the editor

*SantaHat* Christmas in July *StockingG*

Christmas is ....well.... right around the corner. Six months from now everyone will be busy with holiday preparations and travel. Yes, yes, I know it's early. But it's never too early to do some planning. If you're thinking about a contest or activity for the fall or winter season, preparation needs to begin now.

September brings Writing.com's 19th birthday and all the excitement and fun celebrations. A ton of activities and contests run in celebration of our site birthday. On the heels of that come the winter contests and "Season Tickets in November. If you or your group is interested in donating an item for raffle, start brainstorming and saving your gift points now. Perhaps you can come up with something fun and unique!

Don't forget reviews make nice gifts...any time of the year. Whether it is a review of someone's writing, a contest they're hosting or a group activity, constructive suggestions are always welcome. I have an image shop and get swamped with images requests at the very last minute. Hey! Don't be that guy! Order gifts early or send gift certificates so your friends can shop at their leisure. If you run an activity or raffle kind of thing, be sure you're available to close the activity at the date and time stated. It's nearly impossible to do so from an airport lounge.

Last of all, if you're doing something for the season, don't be afraid to ask for assistants. No one minds helping with little tasks for a day or two. That takes a little pressure off you and you can enjoy your activity.

And as always...be prepared, and Write On!

This month's question: Are you going to run your activity or contest again this fall/winter season? Send in your link to it below! *Down* Editors love feedback!

Editor's Picks

Rhythms & Writing: Official WDC Contest  (E)
Use the music provided to inspire your writing!
#2002964 by Writing.Com Support

The task is simple: Write a short story using the music video prompt as inspiration!

The Taboo Words Contest  (13+)
create writing that has wings
#2139468 by Choconut

Excerpt: I'm looking for responses to a given prompt that make my heart sing and my toes tingle. To aid creativity, I will give you some key words related to the theme of the prompt which you must not use in your writing. So if the prompt is Dog, the key words could be paws, bark, growl, etc. How can you describe a dog without using these words?

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

Excerpt: Welcome to the Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest. 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.

PersonITfication   (18+)
Show off your skill using personification - give inanimate objects human qualities.
#2055579 by Sally

Excerpt: All you need to do, is to write a story or poem as if the object itself is actually an animate character. Give the object animate (human) thoughts, feelings, family, body parts, emotions etc.

Good Deeds Get CASH!  (E)
Write reviews to win cash prizes!
#1908150 by Writing.Com Support

Excerpt: Authors on Writing.Com are looking for good, useful feedback... and of course, exposure within Writing.Com. You can do a good deed by reviewing any qualifying item* on Writing.Com and you might win! Enter as many times as you want to increase your odds of being selected as a prize winner!

ACRO*BATICS [Round Over]  (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.

The Keys to Dynamic Reviewing   (E)
A Self-Taught Course on Writing Outstanding Reviews
#2036800 by Katzendragonz

Excerpt: Reviewing is a tool implemented by writers who want to help other authors improve their craft. Reviewing is also an essential tool for writers who want to improve their own writing. A review is not a simple statement of whether the reader liked the piece or not. A review should be helpful, encouraging, and honest. Through the orientation and the eight lessons included in this course, you will explore the importance of reviewing, as well as develop your understanding of the following: Story Structure & Plot Development --- Characterization --- Effective Dialogue --Punctuation and Grammar -- Imagery and Figurative language

 Fun In The Sun Raffle  (E)
A raffle to celebrate the beginning of summer.
#2125535 by amy-Looking Forward

Excerpt: It's the beginning of Summer and the perfect time to celebrate. I love summer and I want everyone to have as much fun as possible. Celebrate the beginning of the best season of the year by taking part to get a chance at GP's for your summer fun. From June 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019 let's have some fun in the sun.

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Word from Writing.Com

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Ask & Answer

This month's question: Are you going to run your activity or contest again this fall/winter season? Send in your link to it below! *Down* Editors love feedback!

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