Members New to Writing
What the what is going on here?
Anyways, I want to introduce myself and while I'm exploring, I want to ask you guys, what is there to do here? What do you recommend?
I'm mostly interested in YA, NA, fantasy, and whatever else happens to be interesting. I have a completed MS but I'm looking for a reader to help me with suggestions to revise it (I was looking at the Book Buddy programme), so do you have recommendations for that?
As another two-initial writer, let me welcome you to BC! As you have already seen, there is much to do here, especially the wide variety of manuscripts available for reading and critique. As for your question - what is there to do here? Well, plenty. I have read new manuscripts in genres different from my own (mystery) and that is something I would not have considered had I just walked into a library or bookstore. I have conversed on a somewhat regular basis with several different authors, comparing notes, asking and answering questions, and providing mutual moral support.
I have learned more than I ever expected by reading through many discussion boards, and have made it a point to comment now and again. In fact, the connections I have made through these interactions have paid off in unexpected ways. Who would have thought an ezine on wellness for writers would reach out and ask to interview me? It happened; and it happened because of the friendly people on Book County.
The best part of Book Country, though, is the positive attitude of its members. We all come from different backgrounds, varied levels of education, and certainly we possess a wide range of literary skill. New writer, seasoned and published author, it makes no difference. We are all here to become better writers and learn more about the business. Critiques can be spirit-lifting or blunt, but all are given with the intention of helping the writer improve.
And Lucy and Janet (Janet and Lucy?) make hanging out at the site fun. What more could a person want?
Hi, JP! Welcome to Book Country
Since D.J. has explained already the awesomeness of Book Country, I'll just say hi. I'm hoping to see you around the discussion boards and reviewing on Book Country!
You're looking for reviewers, huh? You could always join the Book Country Buddy Program, which, as I understand, is meant to pair two authors together and have them review each other's manuscripts, giving detailed critique. Or you could review active members' manuscripts, connect with them, and ask for a review in return.
You'll have to upload your manuscript first to get reviews in return, though--I see on your Profile Page you don't have anything up. Once you do, post about it on the correct forum for its genre.
Not that you can't review until you have something up--feel free to review whatever peaks your interest and strengthen Connections in the meantime.
Yeah, I noticed that, too
And it's Amber, by the way. Not Amanda, lol
I'm new too and learning my way around. The answers in this thread are helpful.