If you’re just getting started as a writer and want to get your feet wet with minimal cost, communal publishing can be the answer.
This is the first in a series of detail articles which look more closely at the various means of publishing your work as a writer. The kick-off article gave a long list of these methods with a brief overview of each. Starting with this article we take a peek at the chapter in Writing for Profit or Pleasure: Where to Publish Your Work that covers each topic in great detail.
What is a Communal On-Line Publisher?
Most communal online publishers operate like enormous blogs with thousands of users. Non-members can read the articles and search by topic or author. Most offer writers a free account and encourage you to write often. The best of these offer community support through discussion forums where writers share tips and review one another’s work. Some also offer writing contests. Some of these even offer cash prizes, though most are for bragging rights; but bragging rights are good too! Read the rest of this entry »