Hey everyone, I recently started writing a novel (which may be first in a trilogy, but we'll see), and I'm at the point where I need interactions with other writers to further my skills (or to let me know I should stop trying, but I hope that's not the case). So, I found this site, and I'm hoping to hop in and get involved. I never did the new member things for other online communities, but I figured I would go for it because I have a few questions. First, a bit more about me: I said I'm new to the craft of writing, but I've been writing on and off for a while now, just not in any serious sort of way. It's always been enjoyable, but now I'm testing the waters to see where I actually stand as a writer and how much potential I have. Edit: Ok, never mind. I see now that the Novel/Short Story/etc forums are under the heading of "The Review Room." I'll ask any other questions if I have them. I'm welcome to help on how to get started, but never mind these questions. Questions: About the review/workshop stuff that goes on, does that happen in the specific forums (such as non-Fic, Novel, etc)? At a glance, I was confused by the Review forum itself. Is it correct that it is there to discuss the act of reviewing, but the actual reviewing happens elsewhere (the specific forums)? Thanks! Sorry if the questions seem obvious. I didn't spend a ton of time trying to figure it out because I want to get started on my own writing, but I knew if I didn't find a writing forum now, I would continue to neglect the search. I'll be back to do some reviews soon, and hopefully I'll have my answers (or at least be able to find them when I'm willing to spend more time on it). Bonus: I sometimes like to ask new people "what is your favorite weather/season/setting (one of the three), and why?" because I think it says a lot about who you are. So, you could optionally answer that question (pick one of the three or answer all). I'll answer for myself when I get back. Thanks again!