For those of you who may feel too shy, not like you have much to offer, too judgemental of yourself... I felt this way too. I had an awesome
experience in the collaborative writing. I had to let my ego go, tap into those creative juices and just let it fly. It was an amazing process. I
will still look over those writing from time to time and I feel good about my work. It had been so long since I'd written and I was very nervous. But
it's not a clique and everyone I've met in the writing threads have been so warm and welcoming. I've made some deep freiendships through the
experience and met some seriously cool peeps! And with ATS, it's there for always. It's published. Well, maybe I shouldn't have said that - don't
wanna freak you out
As far as not receiving many replies to short stories and poems. It happens but I know a lot of people, including myself, really do read them and
appreciate the efforts. In fact, I can say I *always* click on a short story or poem when I see it posted on the 'recent posts' link.
I love this part of ATS and hope to see it nurtured back to creative health.