Hello everyone! I am so grateful that I happened upon this community and also very upset that nobody had showed me long ago . Without launching an expose I will briefly introduce myself. I am a 25 year old male and I struggle with bipolar disorder. I've written poetry since I can remember, not an indicator of quality, mind you! And I have recently been attempting fiction. Learned over a year or so how starting out 'to write a book' is not the best idea for the uninitiated. So, essentially I am here to learn the fundamentals and mechanics of writing a quality short story! Any general direction or resources that I could get my feet wet in? Also, in order for me to post a poem do I have to contribute two critiques and be here over 2 weeks as you would with stories?