Hi Chris! Welcome to FW! I am delighted that you are getting your feet wet and popping in to say howdy/ Your images are awesome. If you post your stories on FW too, sometimes you'll get more feedback if you add a link and ask for feedback. There are so many new articles each day it can be hard to find them without a link. You can do it here or in the Open Forum or the Critique section. The site is huge and can be a tad overwhelming, but it has so many great things and people!
There are many amazing people who genuinely want to help others be the best writer possible and all this plus some wonderful Christian fellowship.
This is a wonderful place to find people who will rejoice over your victories and want to help you meet your goals and dreams. I've been to other writing sites where it felt like they just wanted to bash my stories and bring me down.
One of the biggest draws to FW is the weekly challenge. You do have to be a paid member to participate, but if you can afford the few dollars a month it is so worth it. I've learned to write on a regular basis. Without a deadline, I tend to procrastinate. It has also stretched my imagination with up to 100 or more people writing on the same topic, it's important to finds a way to stay on topic but be different from others. This year Silver members were given a chance to try the challenge for four times throughout the year. Often once one realizes how helpful it can be, it'll encourage more people to participate which is awesome because it allows more people to see your work. I think it's also the best place to get feedback on your work. Definitely more people tend to read the challenge stories. The topic for this week is Exotic. It changes/ends on Thursday at 11 am (NY time)
Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have or jump into more discussions. I look forward to getting to know you and read some of your work.