Wednesday, 23 February 2011

First Blog

Well, im sitting at my laptop at 1.05 am, because once again my brain wont allow me to sleep. i  have created this blog as a middle point between not having a website, and having one. eventually i aim to have a site, where new, unknown authors such as myself can post work in progress and anything they want, and have it read and commented on by likeminded people, without worrying about it getting stolen. i realise that sharing work you have written yourself can often be quite daunting, as you feel very protective over it, and would hate for someone to say it wasnt the masterpiece you believe it to be, but as a recently self published author, believe me when i say, your work is usually never as bad as you think, but it can almost always be improved. that is not to say it is not a good piece of writing, but there are always ways to improve, and if you seriously ever want to make it as an author, you have to learn to take bad criticism with the good, and remember, you can't please everybody all the time, some people will like your work, while others just wont. hopefully as this blog gets more popular, i can look at trying to get guest writers, people who are a little more known, to maybe share some stuff, or at least give some pointers and advice to us all, and maybe answer a few user submitted questions. i will also eventually post links to help and advice on publishing and self publishing, maybe try and work out deals with some of the smaller self publishing sites to get some discounts on packages for advertisement on the site/blog. That is is for now i guess, pretty much explains what this blog is about, i am Steven by the way, so if there is anyone reading this, feel free to ask any questions, offer any help/ advice or generally just let me know what you think. oh and yes, i did mention i have recently published a book, here is a link if you want to check it out. if i get enough people following, i can arrange discounts for followers of the blog when purchasing my book, if that sort of thing appeals to you. :)

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