Wk 4 Topic - BOYCOTT

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Wk 4 Topic - BOYCOTT

Post by Deb Porter » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:11 pm

Hey there, Challengeers. Welcome back. Hope you enjoyed your week off because we’re back in action, and the Week 4 topic is:


This is one of those interesting words that can be traced back to a person—Charles C. Boycott. He didn’t invent the word or the act of boycotting. It was used, as a nonviolent form of protest or intimidation, against him. Ever since, his name has been used whenever the same form of protest (for good or bad) is carried out.


A boycott involves abstaining from dealing with certain companies, providers, or products. It may even happen with tourism, when many tourists choose to boycott a country or region as a protest against certain practices. There are times when athletes may boycott a major sporting event, as hashappened in the past. When it comes to politics, boycotts may happen between opposing parties from time to time.

The original boycott of poor Charles in Ireland appeared to be successful (or at least, infamous). Since then, however, it can be hit and miss. For a boycott to make any impact, a lot of people need to be on board. However, for the sake of the Challenge, we’ll give a pass to a personal boycott.

What will you do with this boycott opportunity? You can write in any genre or style you like, AS LONG AS SOME MEANING OF THE TOPIC IS THE MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR ENTRY ... and as long as the entry conforms to the rules.

DON’T FORGET the new Challenge rule. Every entry must communicate some form of Christian message or spiritual truth. For fiction writers, if your message is subtle or allegorical, please include a scripture at the end of the entry in order to highlight the
intended message for the reader.

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:

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:

So come on, Challengeers. The Challenge is the only thing we don’t want you to boycott this week. Hope to see you in the list.

Love, Deb
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