I hope this is in the right place - if it's not then I'm really sorry (been browsing the forum and have developed a healthy fear of the mods, there are a lot of rules I'd rather not inadvertantly break!). I've been reading with interest the threads about not publishing work online, and they make a lot of sense to me. I joined the site with the express intention of fulfilling the criteria for using the writing workshop section of the forums in order to get a critical appraisal of my fiction writing. I have no real frame of reference for whether it is amateurish or not, although I can spot that in others' work. I just don't think I'm removed enough from mine to identify it yet. However, I clearly don't want to jeopardise the minute chance there is of publication, so I'm going to keep it off here. My non-fiction work, however, I'm comfortable with and has already been extensively published on various websites. I've even been paid as a sub-editor of such a site in the past. So that stuff is all freely available and anyone can go and read it. Is there any merit in posting that up for critique here in order to gain insights into how to improve my fiction writing? Are the two skills transferable like that? Will I potentially have annoying writing habits in non-fiction which may transfer to my fiction and can be edited out? Has anyone used the site like this before? I'd be really interested to know people's thoughts on this. Thanks!