The Simple Guide to Getting Started on YouWriteOn.com
The aim of YouWriteOn.com is to help all new writers develop and to help talented writers get noticed and published.
To get started simply:
· Join YouWriteOn.com for free
· Upload Opening Chapters or Short Stories – novel chapters must be fiction opening chapters between 5,000 to 7,000 words, and fiction short stories between 2,000 to 5,000 words, to qualify for the YouWriteOn Top Ten and a professional critique. You can upload non-opening chapters, but for member feedback only
· Your chapters once uploaded will be automatically sent out for review to another member. YouWriteOn’s literary professionals have commented on the high quality of stories rated highly by members
· You can view your ratings after four reviews. You need 8 reviews to enter our chart system. Once you receive your first review, request a Reading Assignment of another members story on your My Page to receive more reviews. Each story you review will award you a reading credit and earn a review back for your story in turn. Assign your reading credits to your stories by clicking on the 'Manage My Reading Credits' button on your My Page. Each time you assign a reading credit it will automatically send your story out for review
· You can remove one unrepresentative review and rating every five reviews
· You can edit your story and synopsis as you develop your work through feedback. Click on the pen symbol next to your story on your My Page to edit your story
· You can request 6 different Reading Assignments and remove one Reading Assignment every 24 hours. Click on the remove button next to a Reading Assignment on your My Page to remove it from your reading list - the story will then be sent out to another reviewer
· Each month the Top 10 writers in our Top Ten receive a free professional critique from editors for leading publishers, including Random House and Orion, who publish bestselling writers such as John Grisham, Bill Bryson and Ian Rankin.
· The Top 5 chapters/stories each month enter our Best Sellers Chart. The YouWriteOn Best Sellers Chart is a showcase for the highest rated stories on site. See the Top Ten and Best Seller Chart rules on our Top Ten page for details of the chart rules and how stories enter the Top Ten and Best Seller charts
· YouWriteOn’s literary professionals decide on the winners for our Book of The Year Award from all the stories that enter the YouWriteOn Best Sellers Chart each year
We wish all new writers every success with their stories.
To view our frequently asked questions section, click on the following link: frequently asked questions section