Noticing Newbies: September 28, 2022 Issue [#11575]
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 This week: WDC a helpful home for Writers!
  Edited by: eyestar~*
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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

*Greetr* Hail New comers and experienced WDC folks! We all love to read, write and learn new things! The extensive info tool, constantly updated as new features are added is a place to start:

Writing.Com 101  (E)
Explanations and instructions of all things Writing.Com.
#101 by The StoryMistress

And sometimes we need a person to chat with to clarify... I know I did! Never be afraid to ask a WDC member for there are many helpful folks here. Now there are even more ways to find information. Let's look at some! *Wink*

*Bigsmile* Under the WDC Resources Tab: F.A.Q:
"Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Letter from the editor

*Quill**Computer* WDC, a supportive writing community*Heart*

Many authors who enter this cyberspace find a home away from home, a second family, a place to meet like minds and make friends, a place of support for what they love best...writing and sharing! WDC has been around for a historic 22 years so it speaks to its nature in fulfilling a purpose! *Heart*

I have been here awhile and learned a lot by the seat of my pants, not knowing the questions to ask and don't think I even really caught on to these newsletters as there were so many things to see! LOL Lucky for me there were so many helpful people at that time who never minded answering my queries! I joined "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group and received a great deal of help from its leaders and improved my reviewing too!*Heart* So groups can be ideal to join to get to know people.

Still today, I learn new things while touring around.

*Star* The Newsfeed sometimes provides tips and information:

Schnujo What I Mean? often provides Pro Tip notes like:
"Note: Pro Tip: Save Newsfeed Notes You Want to Fin..." which also contains some of her older posts!

*Star* Some Writers have created items to offer information, advice and help for both WDC helps and writing advice.

"Newbie Welcome Kit"   by Richard ~
"Max's Alphabetized links to Useful Stuff"   by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈
"Kiya's Big Book of Writing Guidelines"   by iKïyå§ama
"What should I do?"   by Lilli ☕️🧿 Busy w/Quills

How about beginning reviews? "Reviewing ideas"   by Maryann
I used get lots of questions about bitem and posting so I wrote "How to Post in A Forum"   by eyestar~* ! *Wink*

*Star* Oh, and did I mention the NEWSLETTERS like "Noticing Newbies Newsletter (July 27, 2022)? *Wink*
Go to the Community Tab on the Left and click Newsletters to subscribe! Many topics to explore. There is even an archive of older editions.

*Star* Forums like "Noticing Newbies and "Writing.Com General Discussion are great places to meet and ask questions too!

There are so many more and I am sure you will find those that will serve your style and need. Checking out ports of authors that share your niche can be helpful. Fear not and ask away! We have all been in your place and may even shiver as we remember the first step in a new universe with our creations in trembling hands and maybe a bit overwhelmed! *Wink*
Courage and perseverance! We are still here. *Delight*

Best wishes in finding what you need and discovering a new home for your talents! *Starstruck*
Thanks for tuning in!


Editor's Picks

*CoffeeY* Enjoy!

A Newbie Poetry Contest  (E)
Presented by The Fox's Socks//CLOSED FOR JUDGING
#2273703 by ♊️GeminiGem💎

If you are interested in Nano-Wri-Mo in November you can check out
Novel Prep Challenge  (E)
Get the most out of Nat'l Novel Writing Month. Put your NaNo hat on early and win prizes!
#1474307 by Brandiwyn🎶

It only happens in Dramas.  (E)
What happens when an American woman is offered a top Korea!
#2281015 by Black Panther

 What's two plus two?  (E)
A poem for WdC's 22nd birthday celebration.
#2280470 by Captain Kit

 I'll Have a Cow,Please!  (E)
poem about horses and cows
#2281388 by Agent99

  Purgatory Of Footsteps  (E)
Are you ever lost inside yourself?
#2281317 by Maiveen Chambers

A Killer Party  (E)
A monster medley..
#2281186 by BB

I thought this was cute,
#2281276 by Penelope Moonbeam

A bit of fun:
Three Word Mayhem!  (13+)
Mayhem is afoot!
#555590 by Jay (*still* away for a while)

Merit Badge Projects  (13+)
What if you got a chance to work towards gaining a Merit Badge that you might not have?
#1978212 by Andy~hating university

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Ask & Answer

Thank you readers for your responses to my "Noticing Newbies Newsletter (July 6, 2022) on Picky Tips! *Smile*

"Very good tips! When I see something written in the default font and packed into a long, dense paragraph I will often skip it. There has to be a really good reason for me to struggle through something like that.

Moral of the story: writers, don't forget that reading is a visual activity! If you don't make it visually appealing for your readers they won't stick around to see what you have to say."

"For reading, check own settings. I get the occasional comment from some folk that say that my font is too small, when it's just the normal font. More like the print is small on their screen, as if the Zoom is at 70% or whatever."

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