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5 Types Of Writing Contests You Should Avoid Like A Plague

5 Types Of Writing Contests You Should Avoid Like A Plague

You’ve seen many writers win writing contests. You’re inspired too, and you want to start putting in, sharpening your skills, bagging laurels, building your confidence and making some money. You’ve been learning how to craft compelling essays and marking your calendar with essay contest deadlines so you don’t miss out any. But wait… Not every […]

I’ve Failed, I’ve Learnt And I’m Growing

I’ve Failed, I’ve Learnt And I’m Growing

In my short sojourn in life, I’ve tasted failure many times: I attended 6 different primary schools, wallowed in abject penury for many years, wrote more than 15 essay contests before I ever won 1, operated 2 blogs before which did not work, etc. It is part of life. But you see: I’ve learnt a […]

Why I Don’t Enter Essay Competitions With Entry Fees – And Why You Too Shouldn’t

Why I Don’t Enter Essay Competitions With Entry Fees – And Why You Too Shouldn’t

If you care about writing contests enough to have glanced through some calls for entries, you can tell it’s not uncommon to find essay organizers requiring entrants to pay entry fees. Entry fees – yes, that’s what you’ve read. You may wonder what’s wrong with it after all. Isn’t it just normal that competitors pay […]