There's a new way for writers to get noticed and it's on-line and free. Random House's website Authonomy.com is a place where writers can post their writing, the whole book or just a few chapters, and as they get positive comments and constructive criticism from readers, their work can move up the list. The goal is to have your work become one of the top ten in its category. The publishing company Random House reviews the top ten each month.
This is not the only publishing company doing this. Penguin Books has set up Spinebreakers, a similar site geared towards teenagers. And the Arts Council in England has set up YouWriteOn.com.
The publishing world is opening up to wannabe authors.
Come in and take a seat. There is plenty to read here (or there will be once I get past my procrastination problem), including excerpts from the novels I am working on, some of my children's stories, links to other helpful blogs and articles on writing, and tips to help writers along the path to getting published! Come in, take a seat and learn something new!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Websites For Hopeful Authors
Posted by Becky Fyfe at 11:07 PM
Labels: Authonomy, authors, getting published, Penguin Books, publishing, Random House, Spinebreakers, writers, writing, YouWriteOn
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