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|Hi Emma! I'm so thrilled to see you here, with all of your great writing! I must say that I'm encouraged to see what you've written, just in your bio and posts, because of your attention to detail. And you punctuate your sentences-which I'm finding strangely absent in some younger people who want to be writers(!) these days. You've giving me hope! |
I think I saw a note to you from Annette, perhaps, suggesting that you show your parents this site and what it's all about. I second that motion if it'll get them to allow you some time here over the summer. The writers here are from all over the world with all kinds of backgrounds, and you can learn so much - I learn from others here every day by sharing, reading, reviewing, chatting. You already know this. Maybe your parents will read this message You might want to show them "Writing.Com 101" and the content rating system, since that's likely a concern for them.
You're smart. You can look hover over authors' briefcases to see how long they've been on WDC - the "old timers" are definitely serious writers who aren't going to try to lead you astray. The Mods are great at watching the Newsfeed to keep an eye out for anyone who might seem flaky, but I think it's a rare occurrence here. I'm just an older writer and enjoy helping the younger crowd (though I'm not much of a mentor; I'm pretty new around here). If we don't see you a lot over the summer, I hope we see you in the fall. Whatever you do, keep writing! Cheers! BA
|Hey guys, I have bad news. |
Today is my last day on WdC - at least until the next three months. I will try my best to log in if my parents allow me to, but I can guarantee this. I have only been on this site for, what? A month? It hasn't been that long, but I have seen my writing and creativity improve nonetheless. Everyone here so far has been incredibly supporting and kind, but these are just a few people that have really stood out to me:
First off, the person I have enjoyed the most on this site, My Sox Rox . She is incredibly supportive and encouraging, and I think the first true friend I have made on this site. I always like to look on my blog to see the nice comments she has written for me, which always brighten my day. If you haven't seen anything by her yet, just pop onto her portfolio. You won't be disappointed.
These are the other people on here who I have found inspiring in one way or another with either their writing or their kindness:
Richard's Harvest Begins!
Lilli ☕️ 🧿
Princess Megan Rose
TJ; Pronounced Tea-Jay
Buddhangela's Brave & Crazy
♥ Leger ♥
Charity Marie > 🇺🇦
Next, I would just like to point out a few contests I think should be recognized. First, one contest I have really enjoyed, called "The Writer's Cramp." If you are feeling like you have been lacking in creativity or having a bit of writer's block, this is the contest to use. With a new prompt everyday, the winner of that prompt will receive 10K GPs.
Other good contests or activities include:
Thank you to all of you for being so encouraging and kind. I appreciate it. This past month has been a good one. I have a few items in my portfolio that haven't been reviewed. I would highly appreciate anyone who took a look at them - even a short review is fine by me.
Have an awesome day, guys!
|Hi Emma, |
I have read through your blog and enjoyed everything! I will read the other things you have posted soon. I just had my 14th anniversary of being on this site. I love it but I take spells being on here. I write mostly short stories also.
I raised my granddaughter so I understand your parents' concerns about using the internet. I would suggest that you sit down with them and show them how to use WDC and how it works.
I think it is a safe place to be putting your writing for others to read. You are an author now. You will be published someday if you continue to work at it and learn. I am 72 years old and still learning!
Keep Writing and I'll keep reading!
|As you know, the school year is coming to an end (I am going into eighth grade next year. Woo-hoo!). When the school year ends, the school takes back our school chromebooks that they provided us until the following year. Since I have been using WDC on my school chromebook, this means that I will not be able to use WDC until next school year, which is in about three months. They will be taking our chromebooks back in about a week, so I have a week to get the rest of my stories and stuff onto WDC. I hope you guys will still remember me by then! |
This has definitely been a great adventure and improved my writing a lot, even though I have only been here for a short amount of time. The people here are so supporting, encouraging, and kind! Thank you!
I would also highly appreciate it if you read some of my stories and gave them reviews. Once again, thank you!
|Are you bored and want to read a random blog about a random teenager girl's life (seriously, I'm thirteen years old)? Well then, this blog will be perfect for you!! |
|What helps you find the right title for your story or book?|
|Hey guys...this is a One Tree Hill spoiler. So if you haven't gotten past Season 3, you might not want to read this. |
Have you ever watched the show One Tree Hill? It's a great show (on Hulu if you ever want to watch it), but anyways, that's besides the point. My mom and I were watching an episode of One Tree HIll. And let me tell you. It was the saddest episode ever. Season 3. Episode 16.
The first thing that told me that this episode was going to be different was when at the beginning there was a screen of about a paragraph of words warning parents about the things this episode was going to contain. My mom has already watched the whole show, so she warned me that if it came to be too much for me, she would turn it off.
Basically what happened was Jimmy, a boy at Tree Hill High, brought a gun to school. After some bullies decided to mess up his locker, Jimmy pulled the trigger. You could see the shock on Jimmy's own face after he pulled the trigger - like he didn't even think that he would do it. Jimmy accidentally shot a girl in the leg, Peyton. The whole school went psycho after that, because after all, it is a school shooting.
Jimmy held seven kids hostage in a room after that. One of them called 9-1-1 on her phone, which got him even more upset and made him threaten to shoot them. He made them make a line of tape across the center of the room, and told the hostages that if they crossed the line he would shoot them. One of the boys went across the line, daring Jimmy to shoot him, but another person punched the guy who crossed the line so that he wouldn't have to make the choice.
Jimmy was hurt. He confessed his feelings and how alone he has felt in high school. He said that the best day of his life was the one day whenever no one looked at him or talked to him the whole day. You could see his hurt, and it was utterly depressing.
Towards the end, Keith Scott comes into the building and tries to reason with Jimmy. Jimmy tells him that there is no coming back from this. That this felt like the only way all of the bullying and the hurt he felt would go away. And, at the end, Jimmy committed suicide.
I just want you all to know that if you see someone, even if you don't recognize them, please be nice. A simple smile, a simple compliment might go a long way. Sometimes, you can get so consumed in your own feelings that you don't notice you're ignoring the others around you.
|HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! |
My mom is my best friend. I can tell her pretty much everything. She makes it her mission every day to make my brothers and I feel special - which she definitely accomplishes. I cannot imagine a better friend, parent, or role model. I love her!
|Question... How do you report someone on this site? Is it possible? If so, please tell me. Someone made an inappropriate comment and I don't want anyone else to see it. I don't want anyone's feelings to get hurt. |
|For those of you who have your own blog... |
What do you try to include in a blog? What should you not have in a blog?
I am thinking of having my own blog, but I'm not sure I have what it takes quite yet.
|I want to thank whoever gave me the upgraded membership!! Thank you so much! The people on this site surprise me everyday more and more! |
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