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Action/Adventure: January 08, 2020 Issue [#9952]

 This week: Are You Ready For Adventure?
  Edited by: Kittiara
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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

Do you want to read more? Write more? Become more involved in the community? Well, come on in!

This week's Action/Adventure Newsletter is all about preparing for a year of fun and creativity.


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Letter from the editor

Welcome to the New Year, everyone! Yes, I know, I'm a little late with my best wishes, but this is my first newsletter of the year, so here we all are.

Are you ready for action? Have you made your resolutions? Or, if you don't have any use for resolutions, do you have any aims, or goals, or hopes for 2020? I'm not a resolution kind of person myself, but I do have some things that I'd like to do this year. I'd like to read more. I'd like to write more. I'd like to be more involved in the Writing.Com community once more. What form of involvement that will take I don't yet know, but I am certain that it will be fun!

If you, too, would like to be more active on the site, there are some events and activities that you could consider participating in. "The Contest Challenge [13+] is an activity that runs all year, highlighting different contests for you to participate in each month. Entering at least one of the highlighted contests for 12 out of 13 months will win you some nice prizes, and that's in addition to anything you might win through your participation in the various contests. It is definitely worth joining in!

If you enjoy entering contests and need a little encouragement to keep on doing so throughout the year, "I Write in 2020 [E] is a good place to be. In this activity you'll enter a contest of your choice each week, and deliver one review for a fellow participant every week. In return, you will receive a special Merit Badge at the end of the year, as well as weekly reviews and, of course, anything you win in the contests you have participated in. You can combine this activity with the above-mentioned activity for extra goodies and motivation!

It is the final month to nominate poems, stories, authors, contests, activities, newsletters, art and various other items for "The Quill Awards [ASR]. Have you read anything special that was written in 2019? Participated in any fun contests and activities? Received some excellent reviews? It takes but a moment to nominate them and in doing so you will make someone, or several someones, very happy! The more people who nominate, the more representative the event will be. It is sad when true gems remain undiscovered, so your time and effort are appreciated.

If you would like to be more involved in the Quills, keep your eye on the newsfeed over the next few weeks. Elle will post to ask for judges for the various categories. Each category has at least three judges assigned to it, meaning that your help will be very welcome! Also, for the genre categories surveys will be posted as the winners in these categories are decided through the public vote. Again, the more people who participate the merrier. There usually is an Action/Adventure category, which should be right up your street, but please feel free to have your say in the other categories, too!

The official site contest is a fun one in January. You are asked to write an encouraging letter to yourself. The prizes on offer in the official contests are always very generous, and I encourage you to have a look and join in. You will find the link below.

I also encourage you to make use of the newsfeed, if you don't do so already. At first it may be somewhat quiet on there. If you fan other authors, however, you will see their posts and once people discover your presence on the site, they will fan you. Before you know it, you're interacting! Also, stopping by the community newsfeed every now and then will help you find new authors and new activities. Throughout the year, all manner of small newsfeed events take place, held by a variety of members who often simply feel in the mood to have some fun. You can come away with gift points, Merit Badges and more.

I have always found that Writing.Com is a good example of getting out what you put in. It may feel somewhat daunting, but please don't be shy. Dip that toe into the water! Actually, just take the plunge! We're here for you. We won't let you sink.


Editor's Picks

The Quill Awards nomination form:

2019 Nomination Form for Quill Awards  (E)
Nominate someone for a Quill!
#2145930 by Elle

You can see what has already been nominated here: "2019 Quill Nominations [E].

Some contests to inspire you:

The Dialogue 500  (18+)
Dialogues of 500 words or less.
#941862 by W.D.Wilcox

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

The Writer's Cramp  (13+)
Write the best story or poem in 24 hours (or less) and win 10KGPs.
#333655 by Sophy

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

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

Kit'z Higher Ratings Contest  (18+)
A contest for items with a higher content rating.
#887621 by Kittiara

Rebel Poetry Contest  (XGC)
Currently open for the January/February 2020 round.
#2112615 by warpedsanity

And don't forget:

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

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Ask & Answer

The Action/Adventure Newsletter Team welcomes any and all questions, suggestions, thoughts and feedback, so please don't hesitate to write in! *Smile*

Wishing you a week filled with inspiration,

The Action/Adventure Newsletter Team

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