Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Online help for aspiring writers

Writing is a lonely business, especially when you're starting out. Knowing what to do, knowing whether you're doing it correctly or not, knowing if your story is working—and that's just the beginning, because there's also the whole thing about getting it published. A new venture from Penguin might help: 'In its initial phase Book Country will allow writers to post their own work — whether it’s an opening chapter or a full manuscript — and receive critiques from other users, who can comment on points like character development, pacing and dialogue. Later this summer the site will generate revenue by allowing users to self-publish their books for a fee by ordering printed copies.' More...

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