The Official Writing Challenge
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A nice little thought. Try proofing your article in preview before posting.
Tracy, this was so sweet. As a Mum with two young adult children now, those childhood birthday memories are very precious.

Anyway, I made a note when you submitted your entry to let you know what may have caused the problems with your formatting. Sometimes when we upload (or sometimes even copy and paste) a file from Word or something similar, the formatting in that doesn't translate well. So to avoid that it's best to save your file in plain text and then either uploading that, or else copying and pasting it from that into the submission box.

If you preview your piece before submitting it and see formatting problems, it's a simple case of going back to the submission box and typing over the places where the problem occurs. You'll find that it usually hits things like apostrophes, quotation marks and hyphens.

Hope that helps. Love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)