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Noticing Newbies: July 10, 2019 Issue [#9646]

 This week: Hello - I'm Here
  Edited by: Kate ~ Retooling
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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

         Greetings to the newly arrived and to those of us who have been around long enough to keep finding new things to do and people to meet daily ~

The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper,
however secretly,
he is in a sense writing for publication.

Raymond Chandler

         Our WDC Community welcomes daily 'Newbies' who arrive, each with a unique voice, eager to add that voice to the symphonic chorus that is Writing.Com. To all the 'Newbies' and 'Not So Newbies' ~ I'm honored to be your guest host this week for your WDC Noticing Newbies Newsletter.

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Letter from the editor

         Greetings, fellow writers!

         Welcome to our Eclectic Community of Creative Persons (Writing.Com)*Pencil*

         The welcoming committee greets each of us with a portfolio ready to personalize; and our fellow writers are doing likewise, inviting us to read and comment on their verse and prose and articles just as they look to read our work. We're a versatile, eclectic, creative bunch and we look forward to each new voice that arrives with a solo to add to our lyric cacophony *Music2*.

         So, you begin to fill your portfolio with words, in prose, verse, an article. Then you want to share the words *Pencil*..

         *Reading*Now, to have an item in your portfolio listed in random reads or searches by genre or type, identify it in the setup.Rate the title and content and select up to three genres so members searching for reads in a specific genre or age range will come across your title and, intrigued by the tag line, will open, read, and often comment with a review. Writing.Com 101 at the top of your screen is a splendid resource for setting up your portfolio,

         *Think*Remember to select 'Save and View' one final time to check your work. Here you will find a spellchecker which will highlight (and offer suggestions for) possible spelling gaffes. Of course, just as in Word and OpenOffice, you are the final arbiter. It helps to run the spellchecker here in case an upload added miscellaneous letter/number combinations*Whistle*. Offering a clean copy will make it easier for your readers to focus on the plot and voice of your story, the essence of your verse, or the intent and tone of your article, and offer in return their comments and thoughts.

         *Bookopen*Now, you've got something in your portfolio, and you'd like to have someone read it. Consider introducing yourself to fellow newcomers as well as members who've been around awhile. Let fellow members know a little bit about you. Don't be shy - jump in there now if you like and see how active and welcoming the interchange - say hello if you will before stopping back here ~ go on, check it out ~ then come on back.

Noticing Newbies  (ASR)
A warm welcome to our newbies; come meet new and not-so-new members of Writing.Com!
#126963 by The StoryMistress

         Glad you found your way back here ~ I know you had a great welcome from our Committee members and fellow Newbies *Smile*. Now, if you'd like to request reviews for a specific item in your portfolio, I suggest posting your item to a reviewing forum; this one offers space for a brief comment. Remember to return the review by reading someone else's work in the forum and offering your comments. Go on, check it out, add the link to your 'favorites' by clicking on the + at the top right corner of the item screen, then come on back here.

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

         *Idea*One 'Hello-I'm Here' thing that's often overlooked is your Bio. You will see a tab "Biography" at the top row of your portfolio. Here's a place you can share some information about you, as much or little as you choose, in response to some Q&A. I often look for a Bio for an writer I'm reading for the first time before I write my review of a story or poem. It gives me perspective on the writer, be it age, experience, attitude, which is helpful to me when crafting a review and choosing items to read. Go ahead, hit the dropdown and have fun with it.

Until we next meet,
Write On *Pencil*
Kate ~ Retooling

Editor's Picks

         Now I suggest you check out the following versatile reads (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, edition) I found in some newer portfolios*Reading*. Welcome them in true WDC camaraderie ~ a review perchance. Then, add your Bio to welcome them when they come to pay you a return visit*Thumbsup*

 The Left Hand  (13+)
Two men meet an outcast woman in the desert missing her left hand.
#2195219 by vastowen456

 Independent Dog  (E)
Stray dogs are the pets of our neighborhood
#2195217 by Daniela Kuzmanova

 You don't scare me.  (13+)
Flash fiction challenge entry.
#2195172 by Leadwood

 Loving you is a curse  (E)
A little love-poem
#2195191 by Clarice

 Midday Dark  (18+)
Jacob has done terrible things to survive the outbreak. Dark and terrible things.
#2195168 by John Frost

 Love, Faith and Joy  (E)
Jen an elderly lady loves love, faith and joy, but how?
#2195241 by blueflowers777

Forks In The Road  (E)
Remember to live your life, not just exist in it.
#2195206 by CharterWrites

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This item number is not valid.
#2194922 by Not Available.

 Opposites Attract  (E)
Just a comedic observational view of people...mainly the givers and the takers.
#2194879 by Neil

 Me.  (E)
I don't really fit into just one category. No one does.
#2194790 by Inkytears

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Ask & Answer

         Thank you for sharing this exploration with me, and I hope you took the side trips and had some fun. If you haven't, go back and check it out when you have a minute - you'll enjoy the journey *Smile*.

Until the next time,
Write On *Pencil*
Kate ~ Retooling

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