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2017 - Development Periods and Competition Periods

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Leading Publishers Random House & Orion - Feedback for the YouWriteOn.com for New Writers 2017

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 – 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. 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

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YouWriteOn Best Sellers Chart launch

 

The YouWriteOn Best Sellers Book Chart displays the highest rated opening book chapters on YouWriteOn.com, and can be browsed and enjoyed by readers. 

Each month, the 5 highest rated authors with the best opening chapters receive a free critique from a literary professional, who include established authors and a literary agent from one of
London 's leading literary agencies. See our About Us page.

The highest rated chapters on YouWriteOn will also be viewed by two top literary agencies. The agencies are The Christopher Little Literary Agency, whose authors include J.K Rowling; and Curtis Brown, whose authors include Margaret Atwood, Ed McBain and David Lodge. 

This could be you! Join for free and upload your sample chapters - View The Simple Guide To Getting Started.

 The Best Sellers Chart ratings are automatically calculated every 24 hours based on current and new reviews for authors.

The quality of writing and member reviews has been of a very high standard.    

As one of our members succinctly put it: 
‘The feedback is helping me enormously. When more than one reader hits on the same weakness, bingo - do something. Reviewing the work of others is a lesson in itself. Somebody writes an atmospheric description and you wonder why you can't do as well yourself. Somebody else misses a plot opportunity and you realise you have done that too.’

This feedback is invaluable for everyone.
So why not take the plunge and upload your own chapters for feedback? 

Here's some more member comments:  Click here to view author feedback

More about the Top Ten and Best Sellers Chart: 

The Best Seller Chart will be searchable by genre and ratings for readers who wish to browse opening chapters, and, if you publish your completed book, interested readers will be able to click from your opening chapters to buy your completed book through booksellers such as Amazon.

Sales made on Amazon will feature on Amazon’s own book charts. 

As those who are members will know, different readers will have different tastes, and, Top Ten and Best Seller chart aside, if a member reads your chapters and likes them, this can help you see how a diverse range of readers respond to your writing.

Many members are finding mainstream readership who like their chapters, and many are finding a niche readership. Keep writing, keep viewing feedback with an open mind, and we look forward to seeing the writing of all new members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04 July 2006 More ...

YouWriteOn Best Sellers Chart launch

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The YouWriteOn Best Sellers Book Chart has launched. The chart displays the highest rated opening book chapters on YouWriteOn.com, and can be browsed and enjoyed by readers. 

Each month, the 5 highest rated authors with the best opening chapters receive a free critique from a literary professional, who include established authors and a literary agent from one of
London 's leading literary agencies. See our About Us page.

The highest rated chapters on YouWriteOn will also be viewed by two top literary agencies. The agencies are The Christopher Little Literary Agency, whose authors include J.K Rowling; and Curtis Brown, whose authors include Margaret Atwood, Ed McBain and David Lodge. 

This could be you! Join for free and upload your sample chapters - View The Simple Guide To Getting Started.

 The Best Sellers Chart ratings are automatically calculated every 24 hours based on current and new reviews for authors.

The quality of writing and member reviews has been of a very high standard.    

As one of our members succinctly put it: 
‘The feedback is helping me enormously. When more than one reader hits on the same weakness, bingo - do something. Reviewing the work of others is a lesson in itself. Somebody writes an atmospheric description and you wonder why you can't do as well yourself. Somebody else misses a plot opportunity and you realise you have done that too.’

This feedback is invaluable for everyone.
So why not take the plunge and upload your own chapters for feedback? 

Here's some more member comments:  Click here to view author feedback

More about the Top Ten and Best Sellers Chart: 

The Best Seller Chart will be searchable by genre and ratings for readers who wish to browse opening chapters, and, if you publish your completed book, interested readers will be able to click from your opening chapters to buy your completed book through booksellers such as Amazon.

Sales made on Amazon will feature on Amazon’s own book charts. 

As those who are members will know, different readers will have different tastes, and, Top Ten and Best Seller chart aside, if a member reads your chapters and likes them, this can help you see how a diverse range of readers respond to your writing.

Many members are finding mainstream readership who like their chapters, and many are finding a niche readership. Keep writing, keep viewing feedback with an open mind, and we look forward to seeing the writing of all new members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06 June 2006 More ...

Welcome to all new writers from everyone at YouWriteOn.com

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Welcome to all new writers from everyone at YouWriteOn.com – everyone, that is, apart from the miserable, old help-bot who moderates our message board and whom we were thinking of disconnecting. He’s made from old toaster parts and we were thinking about putting him back into service as one.

25 October 2005 More ...

 

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