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Noticing Newbies: May 20, 2020 Issue [#10182]

 This week: UN-Official Newsletters
  Edited by: Jace
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Table of Contents

1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
7. Removal instructions

About This Newsletter

Hi, I'm Jace .

Welcome to this issue of the Noticing Newbies newsletter. Join me as I take you into some nooks and crannies of Writing.Com that you may not have found time to check out yet. This newsletter is about and for you. And for you seasoned members, I hope you'll find something you can take from my ramblings. *Smile*

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Letter from the editor

There are 13 Official WDC newsletters . You may have read, or subscribed to, one or more of them (shown if you mouse over the dotted underlined text).

But there are also some UN-official newsletters written and maintained by various members or groups for our members. These include the topics of Reviewing, Grammar and Erotica. Take some time to seek out the topics that interest you. I believe it'll be worth your time.

         Reviewing: Newsletters written about reviewing were consolidated under the Reviewing Handbook, which can be found under Writing Resources in the Navigation menu. The Handbook contains more than 50 entries on various aspects of reviewing--topics such as Attracting Reviewers to Your Port, Critical Reviews vs. Abusive Reviews, Choosing a Review Group, and even How to Review a Really Bad Item.

These articles were written by members with several years and hundreds of reviews of experience. I've often looked back through the handbook and found some nugget worth using.

         Grammar: Grammar is the very basics and structure of a language culminating in the written word, a subject near and dear to us here. Personally, I know a smattering of French, German and Spanish, enough I think that those who know those languages fluently won't cry foul when I use them. I've heard it said that English is among the more difficult languages to learn. After almost 60 years of writing English, I believe it.

To help you with English grammar and syntax, some members have written or compiled articles on grammar for your use. One such library was written and is maintained by Chonky Angery Kraken . A favorite of mine, I visit "Grammarama often when I'm unsure when to use "Ellipses, or "Lay vs. Lie. Grammarama contains 31 entries.

Essays and articles on grammar will most likely be found in members' Portfolios. Perhaps punctuation is your weakness. Check out "Kiya's Big Book of Writing Guidelines by iKïyå§ama thanks Anon! . There's more than just punctuation there.

         Erotica: The archive of almost 200 newsletters in the Erotica genre are maintained by "Unofficial Erotica Newsletter Group, a group with almost 250 members. Erotica is one of the 96 genres recognized by Writing.Com. From the Greek, Eros meaning love, Erotica portrays human sexuality and sensuality with high art aspirations differentiating it from pornography.

I understand some of you may not be interested in this particular genre. But if you are, the "Unofficial Erotica Newsletter Archive is the place to find articles on such topics as What is Erotica?, Real Life Inspiration, Fantasy, Erotica vs. Pornography, and Why We Write Erotica.

In fact, for whatever subject or topic you wish to find more in-depth information, type your desire in the WDC Search window, select All of Writing.Com, and press Enter. In the meantime, I hope the information found in these UN-official newsletters will help you in all your writing endeavors.

Write on!

Editor's Picks

Check out these Newbies (I've selected folks who have filled out their Biography or something in their Bio-Block). Take a moment to review something in their Port ... or just say hi.

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#2222083 by Not Available.

The Forbidden Holiday  (E)
A memoir about the author's inability to celebrate Halloween due to strict parents.
#2220913 by Alicia Atilano

 Guise  (E)
Tired of being what I’m not
#2222017 by JoshtheJiant

Proud to be a Dandelion  (E)
taking the sting out of an insult
#2221925 by JMariah

  lost Inner Child  (E)
Remembering who you where.. Poetry from my lost collections
#2221842 by Heather lane

 Author  (E)
In my head words swirl around, but how to put them into words?
#2221779 by JustMe

 Basketball Rivals  (18+)
Will two girls who come from rival high schools find love on the basketball court?
#2221809 by Scarlet Rose

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Ask & Answer

Thanks for spending time with me today. If you liked what you read (or if you didn't), please take time and drop me a line. I'd love to hear your ideas.

From the newsfeed and mailbag:

From Miranda Keening : Thank you for selecting my poem!

         You're welcome.

From K.HBey : Guess what? I have just learned how and why to use Notepad. Thank you so much for this useful information.

         I'm happy to have been of service.

From Cat, Not Suki : Miranda Keening is the one who gives me the most support here, no doubt about it *Laugh*

The people who reviewed me gave me support as well. My first days here in WdC--Eyestar, ruwth, Lornda, SB Musing, Cinn, and Schnujo gave me a warm welcome. I don't know if they remember though since it's been two months now. Mike and Somik also welcomed me to WdC. Heck, *Facepalm* I remember Bride, PrettyPoetry, Silverwindrose, Nikola, and Tina all gave me their support about my doubt in reviewing.

Basically, a lot of people here supported me and I thank them! *Delight*

From Miranda Keening : Cat, Not Suki , you like tagging me don’t you? *Laugh* I don’t get where the other comments went that correlate with your comment and this one...but nonetheless. You’re also my most supportive person on here as well 🍫

SB Musing, Bride, and Mike have welcomed me as well. There may be others but I can’t remember. It’s an awesome community *Smile*

         It's great when folks find someone that can support each other, and keep each other grounded. Best of luck to you both.

From Anna Marie Carlson : When my writings are being reviewed, the gift points for doing reviews, and whenever I have a question, I get an answer back. I also enjoy the achievements and the merit badges I've received; the awardicon was nice also.

         Exactly my experience some 12 years ago when I joined. Some things never change.

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