Why Writer on the Web?
A good 20 years ago, I had written at least 3 different books retelling the lives of 3 generations of women in my family. My spare time was consumed with writing, joining literary groups, writing workshops in addition to working, studying units at university, being a mother and living life. I was lucky enough to be able to travel to New York from the UK in the late 90s and attend the International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG) where the “meet the authors and meet the agents” event was also held.
I met a wonderful author, Sue Silverman who had published her first book Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You. I was given my 3 minutes to pitch my book to at least 5 different agents. I was asked to send in my manuscript. I printed, packaged and I followed agents’ process for submissions whom I pitched to. I followed their process and never heard back. I also sent my manuscript to other agents and publishers who had not requested and were not present. I was in that zone you see. But I never heard back.
Does that sound like something you’ve heard before?
There are great writers out there. You are one of them that I have not read yet. How often have you tried to get published? How many publishers have you sent your manuscript to? How many times have you pitched your story? How many times have you looked at the “Start-to-Publish” process and felt completely overwhelmed and almost defeated?
This site does not promise you publication riches. Nor worldwide readership by millions in several languages.
It does, however, allow you to publish your work. Even if one person reads it, it is one more person’s life that you have touched. Possibly changed.
So start by changing one life. Tell your story.