I haven’t become a member (and won’t unless things change). That means I can’t read the vast majority of member only stories. (3 member stories unlocked each month. That’s all I can read.) As more writers lock stuff, I think the readership on locked stories will go down.
Thanks for tagging me, Tamyka. This thread has been both interesting and informative.
For me, free form is easier because that seems to be how my head works for poetry. No matter whether I am writing to a form, free form, or in between, it takes concentration and thought to get it written right.