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Contests & Activities: January 08, 2020 Issue [#9947]

 This week: What will you do in the New Year?
  Edited by: eyestar~thanks anon!
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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

*Delight* Happy New Year! I am happy to be a guest editor for this week. A new year, a new decade, what adventures in writing can we have? Let's look at a few activities that might keep us Writing on!! *Laugh*

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Letter from the editor

Do you have any writing or reading goals or plans at the WDC this year? There are cool year long activities to keep you hopping! I have been setting my activity plans for 2020 that are fun challenges. You might want to join me.

*Shock* Since I actually completed 52 contest items and 52 reviews in 52 weeks last year, I jumped in to

I Write in 2020  (E)
Write and review once a week for all of 2020
#2208028 by Annette

I like how this activity encourages contests and reviewing others. *Thumbsup* Trinkets, gps and prizes too!

*Ornament3s* Another activity that often has me entering contests beyond my comfort Zone is

The Contest Challenge  (13+)
Join by entering a contest a month for 12 months--Win Badges! Catching up is allowed!
#2109126 by Schnujo Loves WdC!

Enter one contest a month and post. Great prizes when you do 12 in a row! *Bigsmile*

*Bookopen* Read on! I signed up for another year of

Writing.Com Reading Challenge  (13+)
A reading challenge that allows you to set your reading goals on a yearly basis.
#2174465 by ~Minja~

Great way to share what you read and give your opinion! *Quill*

*Pointright* OR There are lots of other activities going on as well:

*Questionp* Are you complete with yourself and your last year? Ready to dream the future? Want to write about it?

Why not share it and enter our site contest this month:

Dear Me: Official WDC Contest  (E)
What are *your* goals for the new year? Think it over, write a letter and win big prizes!
#597313 by The StoryMistress

*Questiong*Are you motivated by goal setting? Without judging your success! Why not pop on here weekly?

Weekly Goals  (13+)
Motivate yourself to conquer your goals this week! Post on Monday; update us on Friday!
#1949474 by The StoryMistress

Or if you are looking for something deeper, *Delight* Check out this new item:

Destination: Goal Zone  (E)
A community to help each other reach our goals.
#2207262 by Rhoswen - Goal Reacher

*Questionr* Do you like Coffee Time chats? Nothing to join, just pop when you like. *Coffeebl*

Question of the Day!  (18+)
Come answer a question, share a laugh, encourage one another, and bring me a coffee!
#2142667 by Lilli

*Questionr* Need to laugh....or groan! *Laugh*

Smile! (Groan?) You Know You Love These!  (E)
Want to smile at least once a day? Then read these! Okay, maybe you'll groan some too...
#2177903 by Sum1

*Heart* Welcome and chat with our new authors!

Noticing Newbies  (ASR)
A warm welcome to our newbies; come meet new and not-so-new members of Writing.Com!
#126963 by The StoryMistress

*Tiara* *Tophat* Whatever you do, keep on writing and sharing your genius! *Starstruck*
Plug your inventions on the Newsfeed, or in "The Shameless "Plug" Page or "The Blog Board! *Wink*

*Balloonb**Confettib* Happy Happy New Year Wishes *Wand* May the muses be kind and spectacular in their inspirations! *Fairy2*

Write on!


Editor's Picks

Early to Bed, Early to Rise Challenge  (13+)
A challenge to help inspire earlier bed and waking times and other healthy habits
#2165720 by PWheeler ~ love, joy & peace

*Fairy*Support some contests/groups!

Weekly Goals  (13+)
Motivate yourself to conquer your goals this week! Post on Monday; update us on Friday!
#1949474 by The StoryMistress

Lucky Snowflake Raffle  (E)
Fundraiser for the 24 Syllables contest
#2209314 by Lostwordsmith

Winter Fun Auction  (E)
A fundraiser for the WdC Superpowers Review Group. 1st December - 31st January 2020
#2203298 by A E Willcox

Angels Adventures Fundraiser  (13+)
I am raising funds to keep my Premium Membership, and to donate to three forums for this.
#2206810 by Sharmelle's Expressions

*Dragon*Enter! Enter!

The Bard's Hall Contest  (13+)
The Bard's Hall January: "Reporting From the Roaring 20s"
#981150 by StephB Keeping Warm

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

DreamTime Dragon's Poem Contest  (E)
A Poetry contest with a dragon prompt. Round 14.
#1768488 by eyestar~thanks anon!

Out of The Fog Contest OPEN JAN 2020!!  (E)
A contest that comes out of the fog now and then, as if in a dream.
#2002225 by Intuey*WOW!ThanksSchnujo&ALL!*

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

*Quill* Review! Review!
Anniversary Reviews  (E)
Celebrate Writing.Com member account anniversaries with reviews. Earn GPs and MBs.
#1565040 by Sum1

Talent Pond New Year Review Dinner Party  (13+)
January 2020 Review Activity - Review and be Rewarded!
#2208950 by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)

*Penr* Blog!
Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise  (E)
Blog City - Every Blogger's Paradise.
#1972895 by Lyn

Blogging Circle of Friends   (E)
A group for WDC bloggers.
#1901868 by CJ Reddick

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Ask & Answer

Thanks for you kind responses to my last newsletter "Contests & Activities Newsletter (October 16, 2019)

"The Short Shots interested me because I like to write reflections on quotes but when I went to the page, the contest is closed."

Yes. It is one of the site contests, which run on a roster through the year. Right now we are doing :"Dear Me". *Smile*

"Thank you for featuring my fundraiser!! *Heartbl*"

My pleasure! *Heart*

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