I'm glad this thread was started. Thanks to the person who started this conversation ball rolling.
I joined FW a long time ago, was faithful to participate for a while, and then stopped because other things stole my time. However, I kept my membership because I believed FW was something I needed to support.
But now I'm back, and I'm trying to participate in the writing challenge every week, though I've already missed a couple of weeks this quarter.
I've progressed back up to Level 3, but even though I'm a writer and a reader, I don't feel qualified to leave criticisms on the articles written by other participants. I just don't see myself as good enough to tell someone else what they should fix, unless it's a blatant spelling issue, or a comma issue. Also, I don't feel I've been an active member long enough to make critiques on others' writing here.
That being said, I would appreciate any and all critiques of my writing. I may disagree with some of the things said. That's okay. They're opinions. If a critique is strong and causes me to shed a tear or two, that's my problem, and not the problem of the person giving the critique. My writing may be my "baby," but I need to grow and improve as a writer. I'm not going to do either as long as everyone says only nice things. Don't get me wrong, the nice words are nice! But I know that's not all that can be said about my writing.
Shann? You need to keep on giving pointers; they're valuable. Graham? You need to keep on giving critique and feedback. You're just as important as everyone else here. Lynn, Lillian, Deb, Jan, other Deb, Colin, Tomoral, Loren, RedBaron, and all the others who have spoken up in this thread, you're all valuable. You're all needed here. I'm just honored to be here and thankful I can take part.
I will try to remember to add the "Please use RED
ink" comment when I throw a brick.
Now I'm going to try and figure out something to write for "Tie." I do not have a clue what to do with that.
Blessings to all!
"I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well" -- Psalms 139:14