Below are links to articles on 2 topics that are, more or less, just what I was going to say. ;)
Free Writing Contests 2017: https://thewritelife.com/writing-contests/
Character Description: http://www.nownovel.com/blog/character-description-examples-famous-authors/
I Write, I Edit, I Write Again. Witness!
We're Making Better Words, All of Them, Better Words.
I Write to Burn Off the Crazy.
A Good Day Writing is a Day Writing.
It Puts the Words on the Page or it Gets the Hose Again.