|Writing.Com is celebrating its 12th Birthday Join us as we celebrate this amazing milestone!
Write a fictional entry for this special birthday edition of a retired Writing.Com contest! There Once Was a Site Who's Twelve...
Think it's easy? Try your hand and win Gift Points
! Review, Review, Review!
Getting good deeds noticed will net 12 winners 500,000 GPs
For each of the seven days we are celebrating our birthday, we will choose eleven random public reviewers throughout each day to award 10,000 Gift Points. That's 77 chances you have to win during our birthday celebration!
We will choose eleven random times through the day to award public reviewers. We aren't telling when and all you have to do is make sure you're logged on and publicly reviewing throughout the days. The more you review, the better your chance will be that you will be near one of the time slots throughout that day! Winners will be awarded and then announced in "7-11
throughout our celebration. The Review Mixer
Rewards are Twelve Times Normal
for our birthday week! Daily Review Rewards
Rewards are Twelve Times Normal
this week! Automatic Gift Points from Writing.Com
Earn 1,200 Gift Points for every day
you log in! Each of you can gain 8,400 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! Test Your Memory
Try your hand at this game and see how good your memory is! Member Birthdays
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. Scrolling Messages
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
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!
CONTESTS & RAFFLES TOP
Tickets For Your Writing!
Enter any writing contest listed on this page and you can earn a ticket in this raffle! Prize is a one-year Premium membership! Happy Birthday from the Writer's Cramp!
In honor of WDC's 12th B'day, The Cramp will have special prizes, birthday decorations, as well as prompts related to birthdays and/or WDC! What's Your Story?
Contestants are asked to share their personal most memorable birthday celebration in 750 words or less. So, what's yours? Mayhem May Win
Everyone who posts to "Three Word Mayhem!
between the dates of September 1st and September 7th will be entered into a drawing for a chance at 300,000 in Gift Points and random goodies. The Year 1900...
What if Writing.Com had been founded in 1900 instead of 2000? Write a short story or poem in the style of a famous writer of the 19th or early 20th century. Only 500 Words... Can You Do It?
Simply write a new piece for Writing.Com's 12th Birthday in 500 words or less! A Dragon's Tale
Can you write a short story using the provided fantasy prompt? A Twelve Year Prompt
Choose one of two twelve-year-related prompts... which will you choose and what will you write about? The Perfect Birthday
What is your fantasy birthday party? Write about it and you could win a great prize! 12th Birthday Bash!
Using some really fun prompts, try your hand at writing a short story or poetry. Micro Fiction
A new picture prompt every day to inspire you to write! What's Your Quote?
A prompt, the number 12 and a quote... can you do it? 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!
Around the World
A fun auction that will showcase our members and their homes from around the world and, of course, here in the States. What Will It Be?
Bid on the name of the person from whom you would enjoy receiving goodies and they will surprise you with "12" of something! Can You Guess How Many?
Take a guess at the number of balloons it takes to cause havoc around the WdC headquarters! Pin the TALE on the Donkey!
A fun activity for all and chances to win for everyone! Fun Raffle for Everyone
Win one of 12 tuition-free writing courses at New Horizons Academy! Virtual Birthday Card
An In & Out to extend birthday wishes to WdC. 12 years is a huge accomplishment and worthy of being recognized! Signature Auction
Need a new signature? Perhaps one of these in Shi's birthday auction will "peak" your interest! Activities, Activities, Activities!
Be sure to check out our main activities listing page, full of member-run activities that will keep you entertained!
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. TOP
Day 1: September 1, 2012
Day 2: September 2, 2012
Day 3: September 3, 2012
Day 4: September 4, 2012
Day 5: September 5, 2012
Day 6: September 6, 2012
Day 7: September 7, 2012
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, some new and some old!
#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
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop" during September 1-7, 2012, 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 12! TOP
* 10% back only on orders paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money orders. Orders paid with Gift Points not included.
Writing.Com is twelve 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. TOP