Writing Fiction for The Internet

Written by Andy Walsh

'We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master'.

Ernest Hemingway


One ofrepparttar best things aboutrepparttar 129938 internet isrepparttar 129939 freedom that it can give. Within reason, you can talk to anyone, anywhere about mostly anything. It is a great communication tool.

Recently, duringrepparttar 129940 Seattle earthquake, I was able to get minute-by- minute feedback about what was going on from people that I've met online - real-time information even though I was sat in my office acrossrepparttar 129941 other side ofrepparttar 129942 world inrepparttar 129943 UK.

One ofrepparttar 129944 areas that is currently being revolutionised byrepparttar 129945 internet isrepparttar 129946 world of publishing. You can have your writing available to millions of people within a few hours. The frustration of rejection after rejection from traditional publishers can partly be assuaged.

You can do this too.

You can have your novel, your short story or your poem available for repparttar 129947 entire technological world to read. You can meet and talk with writers from all overrepparttar 129948 world. You can critique other people's work and get feedback on your own.

In short, you can become part ofrepparttar 129949 biggest writing circle this world has ever seen.

In this book, I'll be advising you how to get started -repparttar 129950 things you need to get yourself up and running. I'll be including links to useful sites and resources. I'll show you how to build a website that will be a showcase for your work. I'll also give you advice about that most difficult of tasks: marketing your book.

I hope this book gives yourepparttar 129951 inspiration to get started.

'I love being a writer. What I can't stand isrepparttar 129952 paperwork'.

Peter De Vries

Getting Started

You've written your blockbuster. You've sent it off to a dozen agents and publishers. Then...then it happens -repparttar 129953 rejection letters start to arrive.

I'm sorry, this really isn't for us.

This is only a personal opinion, of course, but...

You write well but we're not inrepparttar 129954 market for this kind of work at repparttar 129955 moment.

Allrepparttar 129956 best in your efforts to get published.

The first two or three rejections make you feel small and pathetic. The next two or three make you angry. If you're lucky, byrepparttar 129957 time repparttar 129958 sixth and seventh rejection comes your way, you're used to it.


Written by Andy Walsh

Utilisingrepparttar Full Resources ofrepparttar 129936 Internet to Promote your Fiction

Fiction writers appear to berepparttar 129937 despised members ofrepparttar 129938 internet writing community. Our product doesn't promiserepparttar 129939 reader financial success orrepparttar 129940 prospect of an early retirement. We don't claim to knowrepparttar 129941 one true secret of how to make a million or how to drive thousands of people to your website each day. Other people aren't likely to use our books in a marketing campaign or pay to give them away as freebies.

Imaginerepparttar 129942 emails you could receive: 'Easy Assonance in Eight Easy Steps', 'Build your own sonnet in less than 14 Days' or 'Sign Up Now: This Short Story deal terminates tonight!!!'

It would be great, wouldn't it?

Alas, this is not our lot in life - I sometimes wish it was or I wouldn't be driving around in a small Fiat Punto.

To write fiction is to suckrepparttar 129943 marrow from life, to engage our minds inrepparttar 129944 pursuit of literary excellence, to lay ourselves open before our readers.

Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery. Henry Miller

This sounds far fromrepparttar 129945 hard-hitting world of internet commerce. And it is. The marketing gurus have usedrepparttar 129946 internet to their advantage. It is time that we fiction writers dorepparttar 129947 same.

I've written this article to encourage everyone who writes fiction to fully utiliserepparttar 129948 resources that we have available to us onrepparttar 129949 World Wide Web.

It's a companion piece to my earlier article based on my book 'Writing Fiction forrepparttar 129950 Internet' (http://www.stbrodag.com/buy.html). In that volume, I describedrepparttar 129951 basics of building a website and marketing your book acrossrepparttar 129952 web.

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