I hear tonight that someone, "Rafiki" has noted that TLC was "a temporarily free forum" and that I was only at WD to recruit members.
Does this dummy not think that had I wanted to be sneaky I would not have published that fact publicly?
Yes a non-charging TLC was temporary, but the onset of Writers Dock charging was SONNY's idea. Writers Dock today AFTER I had left, announced they would be charging for membership of TLC. WD brought in charges for new members three months ago and wanted me to charge for TLC at the rate of thirty pounds a month. That was delayed for one reason only; because I told Sonny to wait until TLC members began to score hits and win prizes.
So to clarify. The charging was at the behest of the owner of Writers Dock and it was me who delayed the imposition of the charge.
The ten weeks work, the articles, the stories, the critiques (I have critiqued every single story and flash posted) was completely free.
TLC members have already posted about how much they learned and how disappointed they are.
I repeat I was NOT banned. I left because the situation was impossible.