I started writing again because of this site. I had two years in the wilderness. I didn’t even recognise a computer and it was a case off, ‘Huh, what? Did you say author? What’s an author, oh, someone who writes? I’m sorry, non comprende.’
There are a lot of witty, wise people here, people with knowledge of ‘the business’ and quite a few really good writers (hey, you know who you are) and there’s always someone there who’ll encourage and support and be very positive about writing in general.
You’re all a ballsy lot and that’s inspiring and there’s always something to ‘laugh out loud’ or smile quietly into that cup of coffee about.