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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Four sites for upcoming writers

This site is quite popular with younger writers and readers, but does have a wide range of genres. Becoming a member is easy and free. You can post your story and take part in discussions in different clubs and forums. An interesting aspect of Wattpad are the Watty awards
The Watty Awards is an annual celebration of the most loved stories by the Wattpad community. Over $20,000 will be given out in prizes!

Writersbeat  has a more serious tone and is therefore used by more mature writers.
People who wish to become a published author, there is an updated writer's market section, but you can get your feet wet right away with monthly writing contests, group writing exercises, and In Pencil - the official   online magazine.


Authonomy is a daughter of publishing house HarperCollins. Beside the usual forums, tips and excerpts, one has the opportunity to be picked by the editors and get an actual book deal. 
This site is far out the best option for the serious author who isn’t afraid of honest critique. An negative aspect of Authonomy is when your book is picked to be published, you receive only a 30% share of the total revenue. Not much considering you did all the work.

Writer’s Digest 

 ·         holds competitions
·         guide to literary agents
·         writing groups
·         writing levels
·         how to’s
·         and more

Bare in mind that getting fantastic comments on your work on any of these sites means your creation is really worth publishing. Many members of the Wattpad community give positive feedback in the hope to gain reads, fans and comments. I have seen high quality material which hardly got any reads and only a few comments. So don't be fooled or dis hearted.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing such useful information, i am associated with the iphone app development services and i love to write too.