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May 19, 9:22am Top

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Hi There I had my first Sci Fi/Chick Lit Novel self published with Publishnation at the beginning of the year. Before that I felt that I basically googled my way through the whole writing a novel process, from chapter length to finding a publisher etc.

I've just completed my follow up book which I'm proof reading just now - once you start writing it is hard to stop!!!

Anyway, I've very recently started up a Facebook page Author Chat Forum - Writing Your First Novel which is for everyone no matter what genre. It is there for people to offer hints, tips, share pitfalls and experiences in relation to all things writing related. You can also promote your book for free.

Please feel free to participate !!!!

May 19, 10:39am Top

Sounds a lot like http://nanowrimo.org/ Can you compete?

May 19, 11:14am Top

Hi Cecrow

Thanks for your post, I appreciate you taking the time to share the link.

I've had a wee look at the link you posted and it certainly looks interesting and obviously very well established.

However, I noticed it's write a novel in a month with a top end word limit of 50,000 words - and I am certainly not going to suggest that what they are doing is in any way wrong as anything that gets people writing must be a good that's a given.

The page I have set up is literally in the last two weeks. It's just somewhere as I've said for newbie writers like myself to have a place without constraints, not a closed Facebook group where you have to be a member where you can exchange some advice and experiences on writing and how you've gone about it.

To answer your question - can the page compete ? Not sure I really am competing with that site as it's quite specific but hopefully I can offer a useful resource for authors to begin to trade ideas and even promote their books.

Would love you to contribute to the page - anyone can post. Thanks again !!

May 19, 11:55am Top

>3 EStryker: Actually, NaNo simply establishes the 50,000 words as a minimum to reach the base novel sized goal. People have been known to write 200,000 word epics during that month.

May 19, 2:02pm Top

>4 gilroy:, and offers support throughout the rest of the year on editing tips and submission, with contributions from established authors. Their forums are always running and active, year round.

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