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Noticing Newbies: February 10, 2021 Issue [#10600]




 This week: The ‘U’ in Community!
  Edited by: Lilli ☕
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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

Hello there!!! My name is Lilli and I am your guest editor for this week’s newsletter! About three-and-a-half years ago, I was a Newbie too! I want to take this opportunity to share with you ways that I got involved and have come to love this community.

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Letter from the editor

I always wanted to be a writer; ever since I was a kid actually. I did spend a few years working as a technical writer. Despite that job being interesting, it was not fulfilling. One afternoon while scrolling a social site, I saw a link about writing and clicked it. It led me to an old article about the best online writing communities and Writing.com was on that list. As they say, ‘the rest is history’. Here I am writing to you about the site and people I have grown to love.

So, back to the title of this newsletter, “The ‘U’ in Community!”. Registering for an account makes you a member of the site, but, if you want the full ‘community’ experience you need to jump in with both feet. Remember, we were all newbies at one point, so don’t be shy or afraid. Everyone is helpful and willing to answer questions or point you in the right direction to get those answers.

*Gem* First things first: Set up your BioBlock and Biography.
Doing this serves as your introduction to the community. When members visit your portfolio, they can get a glimpse of who you are, your writing preferences, and whatever information you’d like to share.

*Gem* Ways to Reach Out:
Visit the "Noticing Newbies Forum. Post a new message to say hi and introduce yourself, read other members’ posts, and maybe reply to them. This is how YOU become part of the community - by reaching out and interacting. There is no published list of Newbies, so we often don’t know you are there unless you make the first move. I promise, no one bites!

Another great place to check out is the "Writing.Com General Discussion Forum. This is a wonderful place to chat about writing, discuss goals, and opinions.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the Newsfeed! This is the place to be! A lot of exciting things get shared here; from greetings to announcements, to giveaways and games. I guess you could say it’s like hanging out at the water cooler, lol. Feel free to post and comment on others’ posts.

Remember, there are writers of every level on this site. Beginners to professionals, and everything in between. What brings us all together is our shared love of writing, reading, and encouraging one another. So, please don’t be shy or scared. Reach out and join in the community.


Editor's Picks

*Gem* USEFUL INFO:
BOOK
Writing.Com 101  (E)
Explanations and instructions of all things Writing.Com.
#101 by The StoryMistress

"Get Started With Your Account

 
IN & OUT
Please Review  (E)
This is a page to request reviews for static items and books.
#819237 by Writing.Com Support


*Gem* CONTESTS & ACTIVITIES:

Activities @ Writing.Com  (E)
The best place to find out what's going on around Writing.Com!
#819558 by Writing.Com Support


STATIC
Contest Clues  (E)
List of WdC Contests, Challenges, and Fundraisers. Clues To What's Open, What's Not!
#2221492 by GeminiGem🐒

This is also a wonderful place to see what contests/activities are open.
There's always a huge variety and I'm sure you can find something that will strike your fancy.

FORUM
The Contest Challenge  (13+)
Join by entering a contest a month for 12 months--Win Badges! Catching up is allowed!
#2109126 by Schnujo


*Gem* WRITTEN BY NEWBIES:

 Love at First Death  (E)
This is the first thing I have ever written. I have no idea what I am doing.
#2243647 by notsnok


 
STATIC
Butchered at the Dentist  (13+)
A story from way back about an experience at a dentist
#2243644 by nick


 Candle's  (E)
A small piece of poetry I composed about waiting for somebody's love.
#2243593 by Hannah Renee


 Voices  (E)
Conversation with your doubts
#2243591 by Mojo


 For those who fall in love with writers  (E)
For those who fall in love with writers
#2243519 by Hank

 
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