Although having a weekly writing forum is not a new concept in itself and which exists on just about every other writing forum, when I suggested we have one of our own I pretty much meant it for the purpose of not only getting into the habit of practicing to write regularly and within a deadline but also for the main purpose of practicing certain techniques, i.e. one week we are given a basic story idea/plot which we (the members who wish to participate) use to practice foreshadowing. The next week we are given another basic story idea/plot to use to practice structure. The week after that, dialogue. The week after that we focus on theme. And so on and so forth while we go through the whole spectrum of writing technique which we then repeat the cycle when deemed necessary. Those who don't want to write but participate in some way can develop/sharpen their critting techniques to the stories submitted. What ye fink, time for an upgrade to this ghost town?