AWAI Writing Challenge:
My Guilty Pleasure

We all have them – those little rewards that help get us through a busy day or a crazy week.

It could be as simple as a pint of Häagen-Dazs amaretto almond crunch before bed. Or poring through the National Enquirer with your feet up for 15 minutes before the kids get home from school.

If you've been really good, perhaps cutting out on a Wednesday afternoon to play the back nine at your favorite course. Or sneaking outside to enjoy a good cigar. Maybe hitting the local spa for a fancy pedicure.

So how do you unwind? What do you do to relax (that others don't necessarily know about)? Has it become a routine, something that you look forward to and keeps you going?

Send your 1,000-word (or less) essay to me with "My Guilty Pleasure" in the subject line to

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One winner will be selected from all entries received. If it's you, you'll receive a $100 American Express gift card and have your essay published on the AWAI website.

All entrants will be recognized and will be sent a special gift for participating.

Deadline: October 31, 2010

Look for the winning entry in the Nov. 11th issue of Inside AWAI.

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Published: September 30, 2010

5 Responses to “AWAI Writing Challenge: My Guilty Pleasure”

  1. Oh, man. . .Let me think about this one. Might need some chocolate ice cream to work on it. . .

    AmyODonnellOctober 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm

  2. Wow! what a really great challenge. I will have to think about this a little bit. But it truly sounds like fun!

    write2exploreOctober 17, 2010 at 10:54 am

  3. woo hoo! I will have to give this some serious thought!! Thanks for the great challenge.

    marcialeeOctober 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm

  4. My guilty pleasure? That's easy. Now let's see how well I can write about it in less than 1,000 words.

    allywritesOctober 26, 2010 at 6:14 pm

  5. I truly enjoy AWAI emails and just sent in my Guilty pleasures email.

    Guest (fhz48)October 30, 2010 at 10:57 am

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