We're celebrating our 17th birthday! Stop in to see what's going on!
In honor of Writing.Com's 17-year birthday, we are hosting a week-long schedule of festive events celebrating this momentous occasion! Besides the massive amount of Gift Points we will be giving away (did we mention millions?), there are brand new contests, activities and much more going on for the first seven days in September. Make sure you log in every day and add this item to your favorites so that you don't miss a single thing!
Writing.Com Contests & Activities
Community Writing Contests
Community Birthday Activities
10% Back Sale!
Skins and Decorations
Journey Through Genres!
Follow the prompt for a rare poetry round and try for huge prizes! Win one million Gift Points and an exclusive Merit Badge!
One Week... 119 Winners!
For each of the seven days we are celebrating our birthday, we will choose seventeen random public reviewers throughout each day to award 10,000 Gift Points. That's 119 chances you have to win during our birthday celebration!
Review and Get Recognized For It!
Getting good deeds done might win you some cash!
The Review Mixer
Rewards are SEVENTEEN Times Normal for our birthday week!
Daily Review Rewards
Rewards are SEVENTEEN Times Normal this week!
Automatic Gift Points from Writing.Com
Earn 1,700 Gift Points for every day you log in! Each of you can gain 11,900 Gift Points if you log in every day during our celebration.
Tributes to Writing.Com
Have you written something special about Writing.Com for our birthday or in general? Plug it here!
Check out our members' account birthdays! Find out who else is celebrating a Writing.Com birthday by choosing Account Birthdays from your Writing.Com Tools pulldown menu.
Birthday elves will be around and about on the scrolling message system playing games and giving away Gift Points throughout our week of celebration. Thousands of Gift Points will be up for grabs! Click the little you see in the left column. (Upgraded and above membership required.)
Test Your Memory
Try your hand at this game and see how good your memory is!
Many of our members are hosting their own contests and activities
in celebration of our birthday. Be sure to check them out;
there is much fun and many prizes to be had!
WRITING CONTESTS TOP
The Writer's Cramp
Join the longest running daily contest on WDC, "The Writer's Cramp" , as we help WDC celebrate 17 years with special daily prizes, prompts, and other birthday fun!
Birthdays and Unicorns!
You are invited to write either a flash fiction piece (max 500 words) or a short story (2,000 words max) that incorporates both "birthdays" and "unicorns" as key elements of the plot. Huge prizes for the winners. Celebration merit badges for all qualified entries.
Work On Your Skills
Have you learned any new writing skills since you joined this site? Come show them off!
Challenge Your Mind
A collection of writing challenges that accepts old work, new work, and flash fiction to many different genres.
Solve in 17!
Celebrate WDC's 17th Birthday Celebration with us at The Bard's Hall! Help solve a mystery in 17 sentences! So the Town's People can celebrate Founders Day!
September's round celebrates WdC's 17th Birthday by having the users of WdC vote for their favorite paranormal romance story written in Sept. Additionally any donation collected during Sep. 2017 will be applied to the awards. Who knows what level of prize will be awarded?
A Challenge to Review
A Reviewing Event and Challenge to Celebrate 17 Amazing Years of Writhing.Com! The best reviews will receive merit badges, prizes, and GP's.
Do you think you can rewrite a romance story of any couple from the Game of Thrones? If you are familiar with TV show or books then this is the right fanfiction contest for you.
BIRTHDAY ACTIVITIES TOP
Do You Know...?
This is where you can test if you really know WDC-your writing home family, by answering those 17 questions inside.
The Annual Masquerade is back! A role-playing party where you solve a mystery and win prizes!
Pass It On
A "Pass It On" style gifting game with a birthday theme and great prizes!
Reviews and Badges
The Birthday Gift Shop reopens this year. Drop in and use your reviews to buy merit badges for your WDC pals. All you need to do is review!
Chris' WDC Birthday Bash Auction. All proceeds benefit RAOK.
Spread the Love
Want a ticket for a chance to win some nice prizes? Spread the love!
Ride the Rides
Amusement Rides for Fun to Celebrate WDC in its 17th Anniversary. Bring yourself and friends and lets enjoy the rides while supporting also three awesome reviewing groups here in WDC!
Do you dare go to The Island? You have one chance to make it there, but do you even want to go?
For every order placed in "The Writing.Com Shop" during September 1-7, 2017, we will give back to you 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 17!
* 10% back only on orders paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money orders. Orders paid with Gift Points not included.
During our week-long celebration, we will release something new for you to use on each day! Make sure you add this item to your favorites so that you don't miss any of these announcements! (We will also post this in "Site News & Announcements" , but the ambiance is much more fun in here!) And just an added note that everything released during the celebration is here to stay! We will not be removing them after the celebration is over.
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Party & Celebration Decorations!
Decorate your signatures, contests, and items with shared Writing.Com birthday images! (Upgraded and above membership required.)
Writing.Com Images For Upgraded Members
Have an Upgraded Membership, but no signature to flaunt? Or ready for a change with the one you've already got? You're more than welcome to use ours! (Upgraded and above membership required.)
Wear a Birthday Skin! TOP
No celebration is complete without those fun decorations all around you! Decorate your workspace with one of these celebratory skins!
Writing.Com is SEVENTEEN years old! We want to sincerely thank everyone for making this site such a creative and inspirational success. It's been a wonderful time for us so far, and we are excited to see what the next many years holds in store for this incredible community.
A special thanks goes out to our Moderators, Senior Mods and Diane for their dedication to and support of our members. Another thank you is extended to our Preferred Authors for their participation and activity throughout Writing.Com. And a big huge thank you to ALL of our members for making this the best online writing community around! We couldn't imagine a better environment in which to spend our time.
NOW LET'S CELEBRATE!