Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The reason for my absence. . .an addiction

So I have a confession to make. I am addicted to unpublished fiction. It's true and that is why I have been so absent lately. Instead of reading the published novels that have been on my TBR shelf forever, I am reading talented writers' unpublished fiction. So please feel free to throw tomatoes, water balloons, and such because I know I deserve it!!

But on another note, now that I have admitted my addiction, I can now begin my road to recovery and go back to the world of published, bound books. So I will be back tomorrow with a review and will be back to regularly publishing.

In order for this post not to be completely pointless I wanted to share some really great sites where you can read and post unpublished fiction. There are the sites I go to. They all have huge communities where you will be sure to get great feedback if you're a writer or read awesome stories if your a reader. So here they are...

Fiction Press - This site is by the same creators of It has seperate sections for both Poetry and Fiction and is then sorted by Genre, Length, Language, Age Rating, and Status (complete or incomplete). It offers communities for writers to join together and discuss all things writing. Fiction Press also offers a section for betas, people who will help you edit your writing before posting it to the site. Fans can review, subscribe to you or your writing, or add you or your writing to their favs. Its a really large community that you should check out.

Ink Pop - This is a community run by Harper Teen Publishing. It allows you to add/be added to "My Picks". Writings on the most pick lists have a higher rating. After a month (I think) the top 5 picks are read by the editorial board. How cool is that? You can sort you postings by Format (book, short story, memior, poem), Genre, and by Rating. The also offer chats with real authors and publishers, that can give you great advice on becoming a better writer and the process of getting published. There are also contests and a great community forum to talk with fellow writers and readers. This site also allows you to add your own "book cover" to your postings which is pretty cool.

WattPad - I just recently discovered this community so I'm not really familiar with it so feel free to add some incite if you use it. The coolest thing about this site is the FREE app available on iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Black Berry, and other mobile devices. Via this app you can read and post on the go. Here's what the site had to say about itself,
Founded in 2006, Wattpad's vision is to revolutionize the way we publish and read written works. Wattpad is now the world's most popular ebook community where readers and writers discover, share and connect, delivering billions of pages from our library, one of the world's largest collection of originally-created ebooks. Wattpad provides a powerful creative outlet and social media for undiscovered and published writers to share what they have written - a romance story, fan fiction, poetry or novel - and attract millions of readers. All the written works are easily discovered on Wattpad's website, mobile site or through the Wattpad application available on all mobile devices including Apple iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Samsung and more.
So be sure to check out these sites whether you're a writer or a reader. If you decide to join the community, check out my profiles on each site and send me a message! FictionPress  InkPop  WattPad

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