I expect simple behaviours here. Friendship, and love. Any advice should be from the perspective of the person asking, not the person giving! We have had to make new membership moderated to combat the huge number of spammers who register
How long ago I don't remember, but you (timmy) put a challenge out there, to write something myself, I think for one of the picture challenges here. I haven't done that, I said to you writing was difficult, but I have written something, at least I'm halfway through and publishing online. The proof is in the pudding, so go check out my baking and see what you think, it's over on GA because it is a work in progress, I think this is called putting your money where your mouth is, although my cash isn't on the table my reputation, as a writer, is! https://gayauthors.org/story/james-k/a-russian-summer/
Please let us know when you have posted the next few chapters.
-- The story has reached the halfway point, chapter XI. It is not a long story, but I hope there is some quality in the writing.
For those wondering if it might be interesting to take a look, this is what it is about:
One summer well before the Bolshevik revolution, when Russia was a noble country, young Alexei, as was the custom of the time, left the city with his family, for the countryside. It was a time of discovery, excitement, longing, and also sadness. A time in which he made new acquaintances and fought battles with himself, as the child he still was struggled free from many constraints into a world of dangerous possibilities.
A footnote: the story is complete (if you only read completed stories, you are safe now). It is being published daily and will finish publishing next week. A novella ( just short of 20k words), maybe I should have added an epilogue!