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Keep It Short!
The task is simple: get inspired by the photograph provided and write a short story using this inspiration! Win one million Gift Points
and an exclusive Merit Badge!
Review and Get Recognized For It!
Getting good deeds done might win you some cash!
One Week... 98 Winners!
For each of the seven days we are celebrating our birthday, we will choose fourteen random public reviewers throughout each day to award 10,000 Gift Points. That's 98 chances you have to win during our birthday celebration!
The Review Mixer
Rewards are Fourteen Times Normal
for our birthday week!
Daily Review Rewards
Rewards are Fourteen Times Normal
Automatic Gift Points from Writing.Com
Earn 1,400 Gift Points for every day
you log in! Each of you can gain 9,800 Gift Points if you log in every day during our celebration.
Tributes to Writing.Com
Have you written something special about Writing.Com for our birthday or in general? Plug it here!
Check out our members' account birthdays! Find out who else
is celebrating a Writing.Com birthday by choosing Account Birthdays
from your Writing.Com Tools pulldown menu.
Birthday elves will be around and about on the scrolling message system playing games and giving away Gift Points throughout our week of celebration. Thousands of Gift Points will be up for grabs! Click the little
you see in the left column. (Upgraded and above membership required
Test Your Memory
Try your hand at this game and see how good your memory is!
Many of our members are hosting their own contests and activities
in celebration of our birthday. Be sure to check them out;
there is much fun and many prizes to be had!
WRITING CONTESTS TOP
Enter a Contest, Earn A Ticket!!
Enter any contest listed on "Writing.Com Party Central 2014!
and you are automatically eligible for THIS contest!
A Senior Mod Challenge
This challenge has several levels. Complete each level, post your results in the forum and earn prizes. You must complete everything listed in the level to earn that level prize!
The Writer's Cramp
In honor of WDC's 14th B'day, The Cramp will get into the spirit by offering special random daily prizes, a 14,000GP daily winner prize, birthday decorations, special prompts, and more!
750 Words or Less
Wanted: To celebrate Writing.com's 14th birthday, short stories in 750 words or under written for the given prompt that can be used for any genre. Make it funny; make it dramatic; make it scary; make it exciting. It is all up to you.
Come see the wonderful, wacky world of P.G. Wodehouse, where with the aid of his many memorable characters, you are one step closer to earning a merit badge (or more!) just by completing 'blind' challenges designed for you!
Birthday Masquerade Party
You're invited to attend one of the most sought after events around, The Writing.com 14th Birthday Masquerade Party and although you know it's just a game, someone is in danger, so you're also a little nervous. Go ahead, choose a costume and see if you can solve the mystery and take home the top prize!
Can You Solve a Mystery?
Celebrate WDC's 14th Birthday by solving the "Cop Shop Mystery". It's the town's birthday, and they need the case solved quickly so the townspeople can go on with their planned celebration.
Interviewed by a 14-Year Old You
Travel back in time. Do you remember when you were 14 years old? Your dreams and desires for your future? Do you believe your younger self would be pleased with their older self life?
This poetry contest runs for 14 days, with 14 prompts and 14 prizes. You must enter every day for all 14 days to qualify for overall placing, but other prizes will be handed out at random, regardless of your number of entries. And at the end of the contest, four overall winners will be selected, one of whom will receive 141,414 GPs!
Dress Up Can Be a Challenge!
Dress up as another individual and tell us the story of that individual. There are seven rooms in this party. You can enter one or you can enter all of them. Decide a character suitable to that room and write a story/poem as that character.
First Love at Fourteen
WDC turns 14 years old in September. Being 14 always reminds me of that first love, that first crush (I have read too many YA romances!) So, with WDC's 14th Birthday, let us celebrate the blush of first love here. Write a poem/story/personal memoir about the First Love.
The Construct Cup
A 30-day, prompt-driven, intense poetry contest that requires you to write a qualifying poem EVERY day (or almost) to win!
Fantasy Short Story Contest
Write a short story that includes some sort of fantasy element and using two writing prompt lists of five words each, which have to be included in the story.
A Steampunk Birthday
What if Writing.Com had been founded a hundred years earlier? Write a story (3,000 words max.) or a poem (50 lines max.) in the manner of a famous writer from the Victorian era (or thereabouts) and WIN!
Flash Fiction and Apps!
Let us celebrate this momentous occasion with the gift of words... and the smartphone! Based on the WDC Writing Prompts and Character Prompts Apps, we are going to celebrate WDC's 14th Birthday in style with Merit Badges, Awardicons, Gift Points and a host of other goodies!
Shake, Shake, Shake
If you've used the Writing.com prompt and character apps, that shake, shake, shake may well bring you a lot of joy! They're very useful tools that can stir the creative juices and knock a bad case of writer's block right outta your cranium!
A Newbies Contest
Do you love Quotations? Here's a contest that you can stretch your mind and pour your emotions in just only in few words. New Prompt this September. Merit badge and many gifts to be given away.
Writing.Com Treasure Hunt
Come one, come all, to the weirdest contest of them ALL. If you have been looking for an out of the ordinary contest to enter, then you have come to the right place!
The Birth Year of WdC
Check out the specific prompts relating to pop culture, current events and random trivia that happened throughout the 2000s with three distinct categories: poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The winner will receive a merit badge and awardicon.
Contests, Contests, Contests!
Be sure to check out our main contest listing page, full of member-run contests sure to zap that creativity into action!
BIRTHDAY ACTIVITIES TOP
For the Newbies!
This may be WDC's 14th Birthday, but for many Writing.Com members, this is their very first WDC Birthday Celebration! Let's make it special for them!
A Harvest of Poetry
If you love writing poetry, we welcome you to take part in "Invalid Item" .
As the name suggests, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a poetry-writing marathon between the 1st and 7th of September. Poets can earn rewards, raise funds for "RAOK Upgrade Brigade Group"
, and grab a chance to be included in a commemorative anthology. Every poem that is written and submitted during the birthday week will earn RAOK Upgrade Brigade Group
7,000 GPs thanks to our seven generous sponsors. There is much more to the event, including a seven-forms-in-seven-days activity. There are many different levels of participation available, so see the linked document for further details.
Crazy Rogues and Feisty Lasses
Come on over to the "Scottish Rogues Raffle!
and help those wildly crazy Rogues and feisty Lasses celebrate WDC's 14th Birthday. How dae ye ladies feel aboot ainin' a Rogue or 14... or for ye hot blooded lad's aboot 14 Lasses, or how aboot 14 o' them Sword's (Claymore)? Well, dinnae ye be waitin' anymore! Climb atop ye mare's and gallop over to the raffle and see what's in store. There's great prizes, and gifts to be won, and dinnae forget several chances to win that bonnie and rare ole' Scottish Rogues MB ye been a waitin' to 'ave.
Who Doesn't Love Cupcakes?
It's celebration time! Yes, it's Writing.Com's 14th Anniversary! Every one is busy wrapping gifts and preparing surprises. Ice cream were all ready, cakes were served! And to especially celebrate the festivity, I prepared a night of partying at Writing.Com's open plaza! Not only that, the largest cuppy cake WDC ever has will be a delightful sight! Not to mention the surprises this brings. Now go get yourself or for a friend a piece or two or more of cupcakes! Balloons, Candles, Confetti ans Party hats are also available. And oh! some especially baked and deliciously flavored cakes were served for bites! Go check them out!
Don't Leave Without Your Gift Bag!
A WDC lucky bag is a "virtual" bag which can be full of any type of WDC related gifts - GP's, reviews, merit badges, C notes, awardicons, subscriptions, review credits, sigs and images etc etc The only difference between a usual lucky bag and a WDC lucky bag is that where this is normally given by the host of the party, the WDC lucky bag will be given BY community members TO community members!
For the Bloggers!
14 days, 14 lists, 14 items per list. A lot of fun, but not quite as easy as it sounds. Bloggers who take the challenge must create a LIST of 14 to accompany their regular post, and it's for the individual blogger to come up with the rhyme and reason for the list - but it has to be comprehensive and truly compliment the prompt.
Upgrades, Prizes, Port Raids and More!
Purchase tickets for some really fabulous prizes!
Raffle Game Contest
An event for everyone is now open with a new theme this month to celebrate Writing.Com's 14th Anniversary and Birthdays. Make a WISH FULL BLOW and you can earn Prizes and Merit Badge, you can also support your favorite Groups and contests here.
Cupcake Charity Signatures
Buy a Cupcake for 1k, choose a color, and choose a charity. Then I will bake the special cupcake signatures and send them out to the hungry people they are meant for. You can get a cherry on top for an extra 500 gps and be entered into the raffle to be rolled on September 15th! All the gps will be split among three winners. 50%/30%/20%
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop" during September 1-7, 2014, we will give back to you 10% of your order's total in Gift Points!* Purchase a one-year Premium membership at the regular price and you will receive 139,950 in Gift Points. Buy a 3-month Upgraded membership, and you'll receive 19,950 back in Gift Points. Buy 1 million Gift Points, and you'll receive an extra 100,000! And if you order tangible items like mugs, t-shirts, journals and more, we'll even include your shipping in that 10% back. We're that excited to be turning 14!
* 10% back only on orders paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money orders. Orders paid with Gift Points not included.
During our week-long celebration, we will release something new for you to use on each day! Make sure you add this item to your favorites so that you don't miss any of these announcements! (We will also post this in "Site News & Announcements" , but the ambiance is much more fun in here!) And just an added note that everything released during the celebration is here to stay! We will not be removing them after the celebration is over.
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Party & Celebration Decorations!
Decorate your signatures, contests, and items with shared Writing.Com birthday images! (Upgraded and above membership required.)
Writing.Com Images For Upgraded Members
Have an Upgraded Membership, but no signature to flaunt? Or ready for a change with the one you've already got? You're more than welcome to use ours! (Upgraded and above membership required.)
Wear a Birthday Skin! TOP
No celebration is complete without those fun decorations all around you! Decorate your workspace with one of these celebratory skins!
#100148 Birthday: Sketchy Greetings on Color
#100147 Birthday: Fireworks
#100145 Birthday: Party Supplies
#100146 Birthday: Party Supplies on Black
#100143 Birthday: Stars on White
#100144 Birthday: Stars on Black
#100086 Birthday: Candles and Cake
#100087 Birthday: Colorful Confetti
#100084 Birthday: Balloons in Violet
#100085 Birthday: Blow Out the Candles!
#100083 Birthday: Balloons in Blue
#100092 Birthday: Retro WdC Balloons
#100093 Birthday: Retro WdC Streamers
#100091 Birthday: Retro WdC Lines #1
#100094 Birthday: Retro WdC Lines #2
#100088 Birthday: Retro WdC Checkers #1
#100090 Birthday: Retro WdC Checkers #2
Writing.Com is FOURTEEN years old! We want to sincerely thank everyone for making this site such a creative and inspirational success. It's been a wonderful time for us so far, and we are excited to see what the next many years holds in store for this incredible community.
A special thanks goes out to our Moderators, Senior Mods and Diane for their dedication to and support of our members. Another thank you is extended to our Preferred Authors for their participation and activity throughout Writing.Com. And a big huge thank you to ALL of our members for making this the best online writing community around! We couldn't imagine a better environment in which to spend our time.