Typically I don't post in introduction threads but since I didn't want to just go in headstrong and post any writing or reviews right away without some info first, I've decided I would say my first hello here. My name is Charlie and when I was younger (and by younger, I mean 10-14, since I am still very young now) I used to be extremely "artsy". I wrote all of the time, submitted a lot of my work and frequented many forums, even becoming a moderator on a few. Through my high school years, I somewhat abandoned it and now I'm nearing the end of my final year and the need to be creative has hit me once again and so here I am, trying to regain the paradigm forming wisdom I had once accumulated but have lost in the past few years. The questions I have are: Okay so I have read the rules and I have to wait 14 days and have 20 posts before I can post any of my own writing in the workshop. I am assuming though, that I am still free to critique other people's work in the time being? Also, am I still able to do the writing contests? Happy days and happy nights!