I joined WdC April 14, 2014, a terrified Newbie. My only writing experience was some children's stories I wrote for my daughter, a newspaper article, and a monthly church newsletter.
Thanks to some amazing people here at WdC, I soon gained confidence, wrote some short stories, and waited for the reviews to come in.
I slowly began helping Newbies, the way I was helped in the beginning working with Newbies to improve their reviewing skills. This year(2017) I've opened a new forum, "Reviewing with River" open to all members of WdC!