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September 9, 2019 at 8:39am
September 9, 2019 at 8:39am
#965868
And finally, in honor of the seventh day of our 19th birthday, see the new releases below!

*BalloonP* Our newest "Kudos" badge is:


View the new section in our Shop:
https://www.writing.com/main/badges


*BalloonB* You'll also find four new patterned Awardicons: Tech Shield and Star... and Tiger Shield and Star!



View them in the Awardicon shop and send one today:
https://www.writing.com/main/awardicons


*BalloonG* And finally, there are 10 new skins for you to wear while you're on Writing.Com! Click the "Try" or "Use" to change the look of your Writing.Com background.

#100161 • Background: Blue Glass
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#100160 • Background: Blue Bokeh
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#100159 • Animal: Peacock
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#100222 • Colors: Pencils
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#100223 • Animal: Lion
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#100224 • Background: Antique
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#100225 • Background: Fire
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#100227 • Background: Scratches
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#100228 • Background: Antique Teal
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#100229 • Nature: Jellyfish
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September 9, 2019 at 8:38am
September 9, 2019 at 8:38am
#965867
In honor of the sixth day of our 19th birthday, see the new releases below!

*BalloonP* Our newest "Kudos" badge is:


View the new section in our Shop:
https://www.writing.com/main/badges


*BalloonB* You'll also find four new patterned Awardicons: Script Shield and Star... and Stars Shield and Star!



View them in the Awardicon shop and send one today:
https://www.writing.com/main/awardicons


*BalloonV* If you love collecting trinkets, here's another special Party Central one for 2019!


*BalloonG* And finally, there are 10 new skins for you to wear while you're on Writing.Com! Click the "Try" or "Use" to change the look of your Writing.Com background.

#100171 • Background: Grey Tiles
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#100170 • Background: Grey Roses
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#100169 • Background: Black Water Drops
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#100168 • Background: Grey Roses
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#100167 • Nature: Trees
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#100166 • Nature: Palm Leaves
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#100165 • Nature: Plants
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#100164 • Beach: Sea Foam
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#100163 • Food: Blueberries
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#100162 • Colors: Blue Strokes
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Enjoy and we'll see you tomorrow more fun releases! *Smile*
September 9, 2019 at 8:37am
September 9, 2019 at 8:37am
#965866
In honor of the fifth day of our 19th birthday, see the new releases below!

*BalloonP* Our newest "Kudos" badge is:


View the new section in our Shop:
https://www.writing.com/main/badges


*BalloonB* You'll also find four new patterned Awardicons: Mermaid Shield and Star... and Plaid Shield and Star!



View them in the Awardicon shop and send one today:
https://www.writing.com/main/awardicons


*BalloonG* And finally, there are 10 new skins for you to wear while you're on Writing.Com! Click the "Try" or "Use" to change the look of your Writing.Com background.

#100183 • Background: Pink Paint
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#100180 • Background: Gold Glitter
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#100179 • Background: Colorful Gears
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#100178 • Background: Colored Smoke
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#100177 • Background: Grassy Wall
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#100176 • Colors: Pastels
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#100175 • Colors: Rainbow Stripes
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#100174 • Background: Bricks
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#100173 • Tech: Code
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#100172 • Tech: Matrix
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Enjoy and we'll see you tomorrow more fun releases! *Smile*
September 4, 2019 at 9:48am
September 4, 2019 at 9:48am
#965542
In honor of the fourth day of our 19th birthday, see the new releases below!

*BalloonP* Our newest "Kudos" badge is:


View the new section in our Shop:
https://www.writing.com/main/badges


*BalloonB* You'll also find four new patterned Awardicons: Tech Shield and Star... and Letters Shield and Star!



View them in the Awardicon shop and send one today:
https://www.writing.com/main/awardicons


*BalloonV* If you love collecting trinkets, here's another special Party Central one for 2019!


*BalloonG* And finally, there are 11 new skins for you to wear while you're on Writing.Com! Click the "Try" or "Use" to change the look of your Writing.Com background.

#100219 • Writing: Typewriter
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#100220 • Writing: Vintage
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#100221 • Writing.Com: Write On!
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#100189 • Food: Candy
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#100188 • Design: Money
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#100187 • Background: Whitewash
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#100186 • Background: Shatter
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#100185 • Background: Red Roses
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#100184 • Background: Purple Glitter
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#100182 • Background: Multi Marble
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#100226 • Background: Parchment
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Learn all about "Skins & Themes.

Enjoy and we'll see you tomorrow more fun releases! *Smile*
September 2, 2019 at 11:53pm
September 2, 2019 at 11:53pm
#965443
In honor of the third day of our 19th birthday celebration, see the new releases below!

*BalloonP* Our newest "Kudos" badge is "High Five":


View the new section in our Shop:
https://www.writing.com/main/badges


*BalloonB* You'll also find four new patterned Awardicons: Damask Shield and Star... and Fire Shield and Star!



View them in the Awardicon shop and send one today:
https://www.writing.com/main/awardicons


*BalloonG* And finally, there are 10 new skins for you to wear while you're on Writing.Com! Click the "Try" or "Use" to change the look of your Writing.Com background.

#100216 • Writing.Com: Create
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#100217 • Writing: Pen
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#100218 • Writing: Script
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#100196 • Nature: Birds
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#100195 • Horror/Scary: Skull
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#100194 • Horror/Scary: Poison Desk
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#100193 • Horror/Scary: Cat on Moon
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#100192 • Food: Gumballs
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#100191 • Food: Coffee Beans
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#100190 • Food: Coffee
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Enjoy and we'll see you tomorrow more fun releases! *Smile*

September 2, 2019 at 9:50am
September 2, 2019 at 9:50am
#965400
In honor of the second day of our 19th birthday, see the new releases below!

*BalloonP* Our newest "Kudos" badge is:


View the new section in our Shop:
https://www.writing.com/main/badges


*BalloonB* You'll also find four new patterned Awardicons: Burst Shield and Star... and Camo Shield and Star!



View them in the Awardicon shop and send one today:
https://www.writing.com/main/awardicons


*BalloonV* If you love collecting trinkets, here's a special Party Central one for 2019!


*BalloonG* And finally, there are 9 new skins for you to wear while you're on Writing.Com! Click the "Try" or "Use" to change the look of your Writing.Com background.

#100211 • Sky: Reds
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#100212 • Space: Milky Way
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#100213 • Space: Moon
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#100214 • Travel: Old Map
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#100215 • Writing.Com: Be Creative
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#100200 • Nature: Pretty Flowers
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#100199 • Nature: Ferns
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#100197 • Nature: Cherry Blossoms
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#100198 • Nature: Evergreen
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Learn all about "Skins & Themes.

Enjoy and we'll see you tomorrow more fun releases! *Smile*

September 2, 2019 at 9:49am
September 2, 2019 at 9:49am
#965399
In honor of the first day of our 19th birthday, we are happy to release a few new things for everyone!

*Balloonr* To kick off the festivities, you'll now find that you can REACT to comments on newsfeed posts! Make sure you head over to your newsfeed to try it out! Find some posts, make some comments, interact with others' comments by choosing your reaction.

*ThumbsUpL* *Cool* *Heart* *Laugh* *Shock* *Cry* *Angry*


*BalloonP* We also have a brand new section in our Merit Badge Shop called "Kudos"! Here you'll find merit badges that help you give a good ol' pat on the back. We've moved a few badges from our General section into this new area and are releasing this brand new one:


View the new section in our Shop:
https://www.writing.com/main/badges


*BalloonB* You'll also find four new patterned Awardicons: Rainbow Shield and Star... and Checkered Shield and Star!



View them in the Awardicon shop and send one today:
https://www.writing.com/main/awardicons


*BalloonG* And finally, there are 10 new skins for you to wear while you're on Writing.Com! Click the "Try" or "Use" to change the look of your Writing.Com background.

#100201 • Background: Dark Flowers
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#100202 • Background: Grey Marble
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#100203 • Nature: Meadow Flowers
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#100204 • Sky: Orange Sunset
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#100205 • Nature: Red Poppies
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#100206 • Nature: Bird in the Sky
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#100207 • Nature: Sunflower
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#100208 • Nature: Trees
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#100209 • Background: Wood
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#100210 • Sky: Blue Clouds
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Learn all about "Skins & Themes.

Enjoy and we'll see you tomorrow more fun releases! *Smile*
September 2, 2019 at 9:48am
September 2, 2019 at 9:48am
#965398
Happy Birthday, Writing.Com!

On September 1, 2019, Writing.Com turns 19 years old!

Can you believe that? NINETEEN YEARS OLD! That is a huge milestone for an online community and we are so excited to celebrate with you this week!



*Balloonv* The Biggest Writer's Block Party EVER!
From September 1st through September 7th, Writing.Com is hosting the biggest online block party for writers of all interests! This week, you'll find contests and activities hosted by Writing.Com and members of the community, increased daily rewards, reviewing challenges and rewards, new releases from us, and a 10% back sale... don't miss a single thing at "Writing.Com Party Central 2019!

         Party Central Header


*Balloonb* The Writing.Com 19th Birthday SALE!
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop during September 1-7, 2019, we will manually send you back 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 19!

                    Party Central Header: 10% Gift Points
* 10% back only when paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money orders. Orders paid with Gift Points are not included in this offer. This process is not automatic and we'll try to get the bonus Gift Points back to you within a day.



*Balloonb* New Badges, Awardicons, Skins & Trinkets!
In honor of our first day of our 19th birthday, we are happy to release some new community and personal designs for you to use! Each day, we will release new awardicons, merit badges, skins, and trinkets... maybe a new feature, as well. Be sure to watch "Site News & Announcements and "Writing.Com Party Central 2019! each day through September 7th for our daily new releases, which will open around Midnight (WdC time) each night. Keep your eye on the community newsfeed to see what surprises might pop up and be sure to add Writing.Com Support as a favorite so that you don't miss a thing!


*Balloonr* Costumicons Available!
Costumicon subscriptions are available for purchase! This subscription will last through 11:59pm on September 30th, 2019. Subscribe to or change your current costumicon from the "My Account" area or directly at:
          http://www.Writing.com/main/my_account/view/costumicons

         *Gifto* NOTE: You can gift costumicons to your fellow members and friends! To gift a subscription, head to your My Gifts Points page:
          http://www.Writing.Com/main/my_gifts/tab/shop


*Balloony* One FREE Badge Every Day of our Birthday!
Normally, every paid member can send one free virtual Merit Badge every 30 days... but for the 7 days of our birthday, paid members can send one FREE virtual badge EVERY DAY! Choose a member, choose a badge and send it. It's that easy. If you are eligible for a free badge at the time, the Writing.Com system will automatically know this and discount the badge you wish to send. (You can not defer the free badge; the system will always use the free one first when giving badges.)
         http://www.writing.com/main/badges

* Physical merit badges are not free and are the same additional cost.


*Heart* Thank YOU!
We are so proud to reach this milestone. NINETEEN years! Thanks to all of you, our members, for your support and participation. We love hosting this online home for writers... here's to the next 19 years! *Bigsmile*

We hope you have a great time celebrating with us this week. We look forward to seeing many of you around the site... invite every writer you know to come and join the party!



Cheers!
The StoryMistress and The StoryMaster
September 2, 2019 at 9:48am
September 2, 2019 at 9:48am
#965397
Happy Birthday, Writing.Com!

On September 1, 2019, Writing.Com turns 19 years old!
Can you believe that? NINETEEN YEARS OLD! That is a huge milestone for an online community and we are so excited to celebrate with you this week!



*Balloonv* The Biggest Writer's Block Party EVER!
From September 1st through September 7th, Writing.Com is hosting the biggest online block party for writers of all interests! This week, you'll find contests and activities hosted by Writing.Com and members of the community, increased daily rewards, reviewing challenges and rewards, new releases from us, and a 10% back sale... don't miss a single thing at "Writing.Com Party Central 2019!

         Party Central Header


*Balloonb* The Writing.Com 19th Birthday SALE!
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop during September 1-7, 2019, we will manually send you back 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 19!

                    Party Central Header: 10% Gift Points
* 10% back only when paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money orders. Orders paid with Gift Points are not included in this offer. This process is not automatic and we'll try to get the bonus Gift Points back to you within a day.



*Balloonb* New Badges, Awardicons, Skins & Trinkets!
In honor of our first day of our 19th birthday, we are happy to release some new community and personal designs for you to use! Each day, we will release new awardicons, merit badges, skins, and trinkets... maybe a new feature, as well. Be sure to watch "Site News & Announcements and "Writing.Com Party Central 2019! each day through September 7th for our daily new releases, which will open around Midnight (WdC time) each night. Keep your eye on the community newsfeed to see what surprises might pop up and be sure to add Writing.Com Support as a favorite so that you don't miss a thing!


*Balloonr* Costumicons Available!
Costumicon subscriptions are available for purchase! This subscription will last through 11:59pm on September 30th, 2019. Subscribe to or change your current costumicon from the "My Account" area or directly at:
          http://www.Writing.com/main/my_account/view/costumicons

         *Gifto* NOTE: You can gift costumicons to your fellow members and friends! To gift a subscription, head to your My Gifts Points page:
          http://www.Writing.Com/main/my_gifts/tab/shop


*Balloony* One FREE Badge Every Day of our Birthday!
Normally, every paid member can send one free virtual Merit Badge every 30 days... but for the 7 days of our birthday, paid members can send one FREE virtual badge EVERY DAY! Choose a member, choose a badge and send it. It's that easy. If you are eligible for a free badge at the time, the Writing.Com system will automatically know this and discount the badge you wish to send. (You can not defer the free badge; the system will always use the free one first when giving badges.)
         http://www.writing.com/main/badges

* Physical merit badges are not free and are the same additional cost.


*Heart* Thank YOU!
We are so proud to reach this milestone. NINETEEN years! Thanks to all of you, our members, for your support and participation. We love hosting this online home for writers... here's to the next 19 years! *Bigsmile*

We hope you have a great time celebrating with us this week. We look forward to seeing many of you around the site... invite every writer you know to come and join the party!



Cheers!
The StoryMistress and The StoryMaster

August 7, 2019 at 12:15am
August 7, 2019 at 12:15am
#963838
The following winners for the June 2019 running of "Quotation Inspiration: Official Contest were chosen from the 20 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:

         *Trophyg* First Place - "Freedom"   by Bikerider
         *Trophys* Second Place - "Little Things"   by Linn Browning
         *Trophyb* Third Place - "Miss Buckley"   by lauraispracticingpiano


Special thanks to Jeff is Buzz Lightyear for continuing to keep Writing.Com's official site contests running smoothly ... and of course to our contest judges for making the tough decisions nobody else wants to make. *Wink*

~~SM

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