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Great sites for new writers – YouWriteOn and Authonomy

Monday February 20, 2012 at 2:30pm
A selection of great sites for new writers:

YouWriteOn.com – feedback from the publishers of Dan Brown & Terry Pratchett for budding writers’ opening chapters

On YouWriteOn.com members upload opening chapters and short stories and exchange feedback and ratings in a simple review exchange system where their stories are randomly assigned to other members. The highest rated receive feedback from Random House & Orion each month, the publishers of authors such as Dan Brown & Terry Pratchett.

YouWriteOn.com members have been published by mainstream publishers such as Random House, Orion, Penguin, Hodder, Harper Collins and Little Brown as a result of participating on YouWriteOn. These include Channel 4 TV Book Club Winner and bestseller The Legacy by Katherine Webb, published by Orion, and Caligula by Douglas Jackson, which received a six figure book deal from Random House. Join YouWriteOn.com to participate.

Click here to join youwriteon.com

“It's taken ten years and seven completed novels, but, thanks to YouWriteOn, I have just signed a two book deal with Orion! The Legacy received tremendous support from all those who read and reviewed it on YouWriteOn .. A huge thank you to everyone who commented.” Katherine Webb, Amazon top three bestselling author of The Legacy

Douglas Jackson, after achieving a six-figure book deal with Random House: “YouWriteOn gave me the breakthrough and taught me how to take criticism. It's as if a switch has been flipped. I know that I'll write from now on."



Authonomy

From Harper Collins: "Authonomy is a writing community site for writers, readers and publishers, conceived and developed by book editors at HarperCollins. We want to flush out the brightest, freshest new literature around.

If you’re a writer, authonomy is the place to show your face – and show off your writing on the web. Whether you’re unpublished, self-published, looking to get published, or just getting started, all you need is a few chapters to start building your profile online, and start connecting with the authonomy writing community.

And if you’re a reader, blogger publisher or agent, authonomy is for you too. The book world is kept alive by those who search out, digest and spread the word about the best new books – authonomy invites you to join our community, champion the best new writing and build a personal profile that really reflects your tastes, opinions and talent-spotting skills.

The publishing world is changing. One thing’s for sure: whether you’re a reader, writer, agent or publisher, this is an exciting time for books. In our corner of HarperCollins we’ve been given a chance to do something a little different."

Click here to join Authonomy
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2 Comments

YWOON | Monday August 13, 2012 at 3:57pm
Visit youwriteon to participate with your story....
youwriteon | Monday August 20, 2012 at 10:10pm
Youwriteon new writer upload: Two Thirds Man is set in a contemporary British prison. It is the story of Voice and an equation scrawled on a cell wall - two thirds man + hate - love = who I am. Visit youwriteon.com to view. Each month the highest rated budding authors’ opening extracts receive feedback from Random House and Orion, the publishers of authors such as Dan Brown and Terry Pratchett....

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