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November 15, 2012 at 11:34am
November 15, 2012 at 11:34am
Good Deeds - October 2012 Winners!
The following winners for the October 2012 running of "Good Deeds Go Noticed were chosen from the 204 entries submitted. Congratulations to these three excellent reviewers!

*Star* First: Spawn of Sylvia Plath
*Bullet* Second: Jeff-o'-lantern
*Bullet* Third: hopelesslyoptm

~Diane

Need inspiration? Check out "Journey Through Genres: Official WDC Contest!
October 31, 2012 at 3:44pm
October 31, 2012 at 3:44pm
A quick update after Sandy!
Greetings Folks!

... A quick note that we're A-OK out here in PA ... But there's no power and all forms of cell, phone and internet are out making it really hard to get online. Ventured out today and drove around till we found a spot with cell 'net access to check in and get a quick post out.

Writing.Com's web hosting provider is also located in our area of PA, but they have huge generator capacity and rock solid connections to the internet via various teleco utilities. They've been running off their backup generators for 2 days and have a new "primary power" generator coming online tonight. They're ability to handle this type of event is exactly why we chose them as our hosting provider over a decade ago.

Our thoughts and wishes are with everyone hit by Sandy -- good luck and stay safe!


[UPDATE: We received power and internet service back on Friday 11/2!]



Best wishes,
~~SM
October 21, 2012 at 5:42pm
October 21, 2012 at 5:42pm
Good Deeds - September 2012 Winners!
The following winners for the September 2012 running of "Good Deeds Go Noticed were chosen from the 296 entries submitted.

*Star* First: hopelesslyoptm
*Bullet* Second: blue jellybaby
*Bullet* Third: vampsevi

9 Randomly Chosen Reviewers to receive a Merit Badge and 25,000 Gift Points in honor of WDC's Birthday!
Elisa, Stik or Treat
Scary Spice
evertrap
c.lee-hall
Cynaemon
Lornda
Jace-O-Lantern
Bones Jailed Me! 1952540
sandybays


Thanks to everyone who reviewed. As we all know, the real winners are the authors receiving the feedback on their writing. Review On!

~Diane

October 14, 2012 at 3:58pm
October 14, 2012 at 3:58pm
Quotation Inspiration - September 2012 Winners!
The following winners for the September 2012 running of "Quotation Inspiration were chosen from the 21 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in "Quotation Inspiration. Congratulations to the following three winners:

*Star* First Place - "We Need to Talk"   by Raine
*Bullet* Second Place - "Obsessed with Olivia"   by deemac-abre
*Bullet* Third Place - "One for the Books"   by Mara ♣ McBain

~Diane

*Right*   October's Contest is: "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest
October 1, 2012 at 12:47pm
October 1, 2012 at 12:47pm
New: Monster Emoticons!
Greetings and Happy October!

We've got some spiffy new emoticons to share:

*Monster1* is {e:monster1}
*Monster2* is {e:monster2}
*Monster3* is {e:monster3}
*Monster4* is {e:monster4}
*Monster5* is {e:monster5}
*Monster6* is {e:monster6}
*Monster7* is {e:monster7}
*Monster8* is {e:monster8}
*Monster9* is {e:monster9}
*Monster10* is {e:monster10}


Smile
~~SM
September 30, 2012 at 9:19pm
September 30, 2012 at 9:19pm
Winners of Limericks, Limericks, Limericks 2012
Greetings Members!

We finally have the winners from our 12th Birthday contest, "Limericks! Limericks! Limericks! We're sorry it took so long, but there were a record 49 entries and, as much as anyone loves limericks, that's a lot of them to read, meter and weigh against one another to pick a few final winners.

After much deliberation, here's the top 3 plus 1 honorable mention:


1st Place: B00eyez
"Reflections

I was checking out faces one day
as I dined in a crowded cafe.
A strange woman I spied
who was dining outside,
wore her curls in complete disarray.

I then laughed to myself and chastised —
what a fool — such disgrace — I'm surprised.
When I looked back to see,
she was looking at me,
with a smirk that I soon recognized.

At the window's reflection I stared
with a look of disgust we both shared.
For we two were the same —
I'm that crazy ol' dame
who'd forgotten to brush her own hair.



2nd Place: tHiNg
My Boo

My Basset Hound lies in the sun,
She's six but she's done that since one.
Her dog chow awaits,
She hastens her gait,
But her legs are too short for a run.

My Basset Hound swallows, then chews.
Three helpings are better than two.
When dividing the cup,
Remember the pup
Needs to keep her pounds down to a few.



3rd Place: hopelesslyoptm
"Invalid Item

I remembered my very first kiss,
The one with the sweetheart I missed.
On Facebook I traced her,
And exchanged some banter.
Said reunion with her would be bliss.

An email said Tanya agreed,
And suggested we go for Chinese.
To meet over a meal,
It seemed so unreal!
"You won't recognize me," she teased.

I walked into the Chinese at two,
And searched for that young girl I knew.
But she wasn't there,
And I had to stare,
When I found out 'her' new name was Stu!



Honorable Mention: Asferthecat
A pirate Captain called Hugh
Had only one eye and not two.
When his crew said Aye, aye.
He replied with a sigh
"Dont remind me that Im pas de deux."




Thanks to everyone who answered; we hope you all had fun writing your limericks!

Best wishes,
~~SM & SMs
September 24, 2012 at 1:40pm
September 24, 2012 at 1:40pm
Good Deeds - August 2012 Winners!
The following winners for the August 2012 running of "Good Deeds Go Noticed were chosen from the 145 entries submitted.

*Star* First: Jeannie S.
*Bullet* Second: hereismymind
*Bullet* Third: The Imagination Critic ~ /) :D

This month, in honor of Writing.Com's birthday, there will be 12 winners instead of the usual three. It's not too late to review and submit your entries!

~Diane

September 18, 2012 at 3:54pm
September 18, 2012 at 3:54pm
What A Character! - August 2012 Winners!
The following winners for the August 2012 running of "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 26 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest. Congratulations to the following three winners:

*Star* First Place - "I Didn't Do Anything Wrong..."   by Devil's Delight-Cherry
*Bullet* Second Place - "Speech Therapy"   by Story
*Bullet* Third Place - "The Domino Effect"   by Weird Imperfect

Thanks to the judges and all of the wonderful entrants!

~Diane

*Right* September Contest: "Quotation Inspiration
September 7, 2012 at 12:21am
September 7, 2012 at 12:21am
Birthday Goodies: Day #7
*PartyhatO* Day 7: September 7, 2012

For our seventh celebration day, we've finished out our 12th birthday celebration with another great set of emoticons!


*Crown* *Glasses* *Glassesb* *Glassesp* *Ringsgold* *Ringssilver*

*Crown* is {e:crown}
*Glasses* is {e:glasses}
*Glassesb* is {e:glassesb}
*Glassesp* is {e:glassesp}
*Ringsgold* is {e:ringsgold}
*Ringssilver* is {e:ringssilver}

*Shirt* *Tiedye1* *Tiedye2* *Tiedye3* *Tiedye4*

*Shirt* is {e:shirt}
*Tiedye1* is {e:tiedye1}
*Tiedye2* is {e:tiedye2}
*Tiedye3* is {e:tiedye3}
*Tiedye4* is {e:tiedye4}

*Train* *Trainb* *Trainbl* *Traing* *Traino* *Trainr* *Trainw* *Trainy*
*Traincar1b* *Traincar1bl* *Traincar1g* *Traincar1o* *Traincar1r* *Traincar1w* *Traincar1y*
*Traincar2b* *Traincar2bl* *Traincar2g* *Traincar2o* *Traincar2r* *Traincar2w* *Traincar2y*

*Railroad* is {e:railroad}
*Train* is {e:train}
*Trainb* is {e:trainb}
*Trainbl* is {e:trainbl}
*Traing* is {e:traing}
*Traino* is {e:traino}
*Trainr* is {e:trainr}
*Trainw* is {e:trainw}
*Trainy* is {e:trainy}
*Traincar1b* is {e:traincar1b}
*Traincar1bl* is {e:traincar1bl}
*Traincar1g* is {e:traincar1g}
*Traincar1o* is {e:traincar1o}
*Traincar1r* is {e:traincar1r}
*Traincar1w* is {e:traincar1w}
*Traincar1y* is {e:traincar1y}
*Traincar2b* is {e:traincar2b}
*Traincar2bl* is {e:traincar2bl}
*Traincar2g* is {e:traincar2g}
*Traincar2o* is {e:traincar2o}
*Traincar2r* is {e:traincar2r}
*Traincar2w* is {e:traincar2w}
*Traincar2y* is {e:traincar2y}




          *Train* *Traincar1y**Traincar2y**Traincar1r**Traincar1y**Traincar1y**Traincar2w**Traincar2b**Traincar1b**Traincar2y**Traincar2o**Traincar1g**Traincar2b*



Bigsmile
~~SM

September 6, 2012 at 2:35am
September 6, 2012 at 2:35am
Birthday Goodies: Day #6
*PartyhatV* Day 6: September 6, 2012

For our sixth celebration day, check out these new emoticons...

*Anarchy* *Ankh* *Checkerboard* *Cross1* *Cross2* *Cross3* *Grave*

*Anarchy* is {e:anarchy}
*Ankh* is {e:ankh}
*Checkerboard* is {e:checkerboard}
*Cross1* is {e:cross1}
*Cross2* is {e:cross2}
*Cross3* is {e:cross3}
*Grave* is {e:grave}

*Star* *Starb* *Starbl* *Starbr* *Starg* *Stargray* *Staro* *Starp* *Starr* *Starv* *Starw* *Stary*

*Star* is {e:star}
*Starb* is {e:starb}
*Starbl* is {e:starbl}
*Starbr* is {e:starbr}
*Starg* is {e:starg}
*Stargray* is {e:stargray}
*Staro* is {e:staro}
*Starp* is {e:starp}
*Starr* is {e:starr}
*Starv* is {e:starv}
*Starw* is {e:starw}
*Stary* is {e:stary}

*Tag* *Tagb* *Tagg* *Taggray* *Tago* *Tagp* *Tagr* *Tagv* *Tagw* *Tagy*

*Tag* is {e:tag}
*Tagb* is {e:tagb}
*Tagg* is {e:tagg}
*Taggray* is {e:taggray}
*Tago* is {e:tago}
*Tagp* is {e:tagp}
*Tagr* is {e:tagr}
*Tagv* is {e:tagv}
*Tagw* is {e:tagw}
*Tagy* is {e:tagy}


Enjoy!
~~SM

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