Welcome to FW. It's an amazing place with so many spectacular people. I have made friends from all over the world. I live in a rural area in Western NY and never would have had the chance to become friends with people all over the states, Africa, Australia, England, Latvia and Thailand.
My writing has improved so much too. I love the writing challenge as it offers so many different things. It helps me write on a regular basis, stretch my imagination, write on topic and tighten up my sentences.
Have fun exploring, don't hesitate to ask any questions or join into any discussions. Most of all