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How YouWriteOn works - Development Periods and Competition Periods YouWriteOn's premise is simple: Members upload novel excerpts or short stories. To receive feedback, you review a story excerpt - assigned at random by our system – and you are reviewed in return. After 4 reviews a story enters our book charts – you see how members rated elements such as characters and story.
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 provided 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 free Editor critiques to the ten authors from the thirty they consider have the most promise. The top three novel excerpts from the ten receive a longer editor critique, the other 7 from the ten receive a ‘mini-review’ of their story excerpts. Similarly, the Top Ten from November 1st, December 1st, January 1st are read by Random House or Orion who provide free Editor critiques to the ten authors from the thirty they consider have the most promise. The top three novel excerpts from the ten receive a longer editor critique, the other 7 from the ten receive a ‘mini-review’ of their story excerpts.
The aim is to alternate development periods of 3 months where members concentrate solely on developing their writing with competition periods of 3 months
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The Simple Guide to Getting Started on YouWriteOn.com 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 Chapter Extracts or Short Stories – novel chapter extracts must be fiction chapters between 5,000 to 7,000 words – they can be from one or more chapters - and fiction short stories between 2,000 to 5,000 words, to qualify for the YouWriteOn Top Ten.
· You can upload more than one set of chapters as separate uploads, or from different stories.
· Your chapters once uploaded will be automatically sent out for review to another member.
· You can view your ratings after four reviews. You need 4 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 THREE assignment 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 3 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
· 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
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
If you've ever wondered what your book will look like in print as a bookstore quality paperback, FeedARead.com is a separate paperback publishing site which was programmed with Arts Council funding. FeedARead.com authors have achieved Amazon top ten paperback places, and 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. Please visit FeedARead.com for any queries.
Ratings - Example of a highly rated story on YouWriteOn.com
Title : Story Title
Author : Author Name
Genre : Story Genre(s)
Date Uploaded : Upload Date
Rating : Click here to view Ratings Breakdown
Rating : Best Seller Chart Book
Synopsis Story Synopsis
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Authors can use their ratings breakdown to help assess how members view their writing. If authors are well rated, they can also use their ratings breakdown to help interest publishing professionals.
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Use of language
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Pace & structure
Themes & ideas
The display above shows the individual marks given by readers of the sample chapters. Each number in each star above represents how many people marked that facet. For example, if there is the number 3 in the fourth star next to 'Story' above, that means that 3 people gave the Story 4 stars.
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