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

On 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. 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 to participate.

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“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."


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 Whether you’re unpublished, self-published, looking to get published, or just getting started, all you need is a few chapters to start building your profile online, and start connecting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."

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YWOON | Monday August 13, 2012 at 3:57pm
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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 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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