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Wk 8 Topic - SLANDER

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Wk 8 Topic - SLANDER

Postby Deb Porter » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:43 pm

Well done, Challengeers. You’ve made it to the end of the quarter, and it has been great to see some old names back in action.

If this quarter felt a bit shorter than normal, you are quite right. We know the demands of life tend to get in the way of our best intentions to enter the Challenge—particularly in the final half of the year. That’s why we’ve reduced the Challenge to eight topics each quarter, with breathing space along the way.

So, here we are at the last topic for the quarter, and the Week 8 topic is:

SLANDER
http://www.faithwriters.com/writing-challenge-intro.php

This is something you never want to be accused of. If you aren’t sure of the meaning, here’s the definition:

SLANDER
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/slander

Slander is often confused with libel, but they are different. Slander is spoken, libel is in written (or in print).

So this week’s topic is about defaming people and organisations through the untrue and unproven things we say about them. A person may be accused of slander when they say something about another person, but it is only slander when what has been said is proven to be unfounded. In other words, when what was said is untrue. That can lead to criminal charges, particularly if it ruins a person or organization's reputation. (Ouch!) In these days of social media and instant communication, that is all too easily done.

Have fun with the topic. You can write in any genre or style you like. You can do with the topic whatever your heart desires. AS LONG AS SOME MEANING OF THE TOPIC, SLANDER, IS THE MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR ENTRY ... and as long as the entry conforms to the rules.

As always, don't forget to check your word count before submitting (entries must be between 150 and 750 words). A very reliable and free online word count check tool is this one:

http://www.wordcountertool.com/

PLEASE, always hit the preview button to check your entry before hitting the final submit button. This is the only way to make sure your entry is uploaded correctly. This is very important, particularly if you are using HTML code for the first time. Once you have previewed your entry, close the preview page and hit the submit button.

Finally, once submitted, do a check to make sure your entry is safely in the list:
http://www.faithwriters.com/myaccount/wc-entry-list.php.

So the good news is that it is impossible to be slanderous in your SLANDER Challenge entries. The bad news is that if you do write something defamatory about a real person or organization, then that’s libel, and that’s a no-no.

Once you get your SLANDER entry in, you can sit back and enjoy a well deserved rest until we start back on October 5. (A good opportunity to prepare your Page Turner entry and get it in before entries close September 30.)

Love, Deb

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Re: Wk 8 Topic - SLANDER

Postby Deb Porter » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:50 pm

Well, that's the last topic for this quarter finished--all except for the winners to be announced next Thursday. No prizes for guessing who'll win in Level 1. :lol:

Thank you to everyone who entered. With so much turmoil in so many places over the last week, we expected a low number of entries.

One thing became very clear as the entries rolled in, and that was the fact that a lot of people don't know the difference between libel and slander.

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So even if you don't check my topic post here in the forums, always make sure to check the dictionary meaning for clarity. This was one of those words where the result of it is much the same, but the execution of it is different.

(But when you check the dictionary definition, don't include that in your article. LOL.)

Enjoy your break, Challengeers. If you are planning to enter the Page Turner, use these off weeks to do your final polish. Entries for that close on September 30.
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