Hi Emil welcome to FW. There are many amazing aspects of the site. The first place, you'll want to check out is The Newbie Nook
. There you can introduce yourself and share whatever you are comfortable with sharing. More people will see you there and welcome you too..
Then, depending on your interests, other areas will be introduced and suggested for you. The most popular spot on FW is definitely the Writing Challenge. We are almost done with this quarter which has been all about new phrases or words. There will be a couple week break and then a new quarter with a different theme will start up in a couple of weeks.
The stories that are up right now (the authors' names are hidden until next week) are on the topic Voted Off the Island. If you entered that topic, you can go to Throw a Brick
which is a great way to get more feedback. It is a way to leave a direct link to your story. You have to wait until Deb gives the all clear signifying that the judging is completed. It usually happens on Friday or over the weekend. She has given it for this week.
Even if you didn't enter, I'd urge you to read and leave some comments on them. For me, that helped me realize what works or doesn't work for me. It's also a great way to meet people because others tend to remember and often reach out to those who comment on their stories.
If you haven't entered the challenge yet, it will give you an idea of what people write and hopefully encourage you to enter this week's topic which is bouncebackability. Now if you're wondering what that means, there is always a thread on the upcoming topics that will explain it all to you. This week you can find it here.
I hope I gave you a place to start and look forward to hearing more about you on the newbie nook.