I just closed another "what should I write about" question, and left a note to the poster that questions asking what to write about are off-topic here. I directed the user to our FAQ, but our FAQ is long and sprawling. Have a look.
There's a lot to take in, particularly for users unfamiliar with Stack Exchange. It's an intimidating place for a new user to land.
I wrote a short summary paragraph explaining how Stack Exchange works. The new bits come directly after the first sentence:
Writers - Stack Exchange is for authors, editors, reviewers, bloggers, copywriters, professional and aspiring writers.
...and directly before the allowed and disallowed topics.
What do you think? Is this a decent summary of what Stack Exchange is about? Does it lead well into the list of allowed and disallowed topics? Did I make any mistakes? How can I make it shorter and clearer?
Edit: The only text we can change is immediately following the headline "What kind of questions can I ask here?" and up and not including the sentence "Please look around to see if your question has been asked before." The rest is not accesible to site mods.