Welcome! This thread is for New Members who have recently joined to ask questions, make comments and make acquaintances - with one another, members and staff. Some of the more outgoing among you will move directly to the regular forums and hop into our conversations and comments of posted work, and that is great - we encourage all to do so.
However, some writers will rather ease into membership at a little slower pace. This thread is for both types, and for those who fall somewhere in between - for all. We have Mentors who volunteer their time to answer questions, and they will see the postings here, and will respond to questions when they are online, so response times will vary depending upon the time of day and other factors. You can always click on a Mentor's name above his/her avatar and ask your question in a PM (Private Message, of course), but some are reticent to do so.
If you back up one screen, you will see a sticky entitled "Important: Writing Forum Guides" or you may access it with this link:
It provides links to the forum rules and other handy info.
Feel free to post questions or comments in this thread, whether general or specific in scope.