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YouWriteOn Members mainstream publishing successes
Members who have developed their novels on youwriteon have achieved book deals with world leading publishers as a result - including Penguin, Random House, Orion, Harper Collins, Transworld, Hodder & Stoughton and Little Brown.
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Every 4 months the highest selling FeedARead books receive feedback from the publishers of bestselling authors such as Dan Brown, Terry Pratchett and Ian Rankin to help talented writers develop further. Authors can also choose paid distribution options to appear on Amazon too.
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How YouWriteOn works - Development Periods and Competition Periods
YouWriteOn's premise is simple: Join for free and click on My Page which appears on the top menu when logged in. Members upload novel excerpts or short stories from their My Page. To receive feedback, you review a story excerpt - assigned at random – and are reviewed in return. After 5 reviews a story enters our book chart – you can then view indepth how members rated elements such as story and character in your story. See a ratings breakdown example further below.
Development Months: During January to March each year and July to September all members provide feedback to each other so that collective feedback helps story development. The results for each month are displayed on the 1st of the month that follows, e.g. January’s results are displayed on 1st February. The development months above are solely feedback by members to members without feedback from Random House or Orion on the 1st of the month that follows them.
Editorial Critique Competition Months April to June inclusive, and October to December inclusive, are competition months with the Top Ten from May 1st, June 1st, July 1st read by Random House or Orion who provide Editor critiques to the ten authors from the thirty they consider have the most promise. Similarly, the Top Ten from November 1st, December 1st, January 1st are read by Random House or Orion who provide Editor critiques to the ten authors from the thirty they consider have the most promise.
The aim is to alternate development periods of 3 months where members concentrate solely on developing their writing with competition periods of 3 months
Examples of youwriteon member success stories
Feedback on YouWriteOn:
'“If you want to get published, your first draft is just one step in the process; the next is getting feedback and really listening it. I found YouWriteOn to be the best critique website and I improved the opening chapters of my novel substantially based on the reviews I received. YouWriteOn helped me get published, no question.” Graeme Shimmin, author of A Kill in the Morning, 2013 YWO Book of Year Winner, published by Transworld, publisher of authors such as Dan Brown.
“It's taken ten years and seven completed novels, but, thanks to YouWriteOn, I have just signed a two book deal with Orion!” Katherine Webb, The Legacy, a nationwide UK & Amazon bestseller.
"Youwriteon.com, for example, I just stumbled on when I hadn't a clue about where to go next with the book. They 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 .." Douglas Jackson, author of Caligula, achieved a six-figure book deal with Random House after developing his novel on youwriteon.com
"Thanks to youwriteon, which helped me completely re-jig the start and make it much stronger. I have thanked you and all the YouWriteOn members in the acknowledgements section of my novel." Michael Logan, author of Terry Pratchett First Novel Award Winner Apocalypse Cow
Examples of a ratings breakdown that you see after 5 reviews.
"I am delighted to tell you that I have today received a contract for a two book deal. My agent found The Apothecary's Daughter on the YouWriteOn website, has negotiated the contract with Piatkus/Little Brown. This is the realisation of a dream for me and I will always be grateful to YouWriteOn and its members, not only for the valuable feedback but for the opportunity to allow my work to be discovered. Thank you to everyone who helped me to improve my writing." Charlotte Betts, now published by Twilight series publisher Little Brown.
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"As part of an interview I talked about critique groups and I expounded at length on YouWriteOn and how the site benefitted me. As you’ll see from the book acknowledgements, YouWriteOn was a key part of its genesis." Bob Burke, author of The Third Pig Detective Agency, published by Harper Collins, and a winner of the Eilis Dillon / Bisto Award, a prestigious award for Irish authors which has recognised authors such as Eoin Colfer and John Boyne.
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