Thursday, 13 January 2011

Authonomy writing community

I just found out about this new writing community idea (see below for what the site says about who they are). I'm not sure I like this idea, but I am also not a public person. The idea of sharing my work with others in such an informal and public manner terrifies me. I don't want just anybody reading my work, and I actually don't let anyone read stuff I've written until it's close to where I want it. That being said, this might work for those of you who Twitter, and Facebook, and embrace social networking with gusto. I do not. But again, I'm an introvert and keep to my Cancerian shell. See what you think.

authonomy Writing Community. Get Read. Get Noticed. Get Published.

authonomyTM is a brand new writing community site for writers, readers and publishers, conceived and developed by book editors at HarperCollins. We want to flush out the brightest, freshest new literature around - we’re glad you stopped by. If you’re a writer, authonomy is the place to show your face – and show off your writing on the web. Whether you’re unpublished, self-published, looking to get published, or just getting started, all you need is a few chapters to start building your profile online, and start connecting with the authonomy writing community
And if you’re a reader, blogger publisher or agent, authonomy is for you too. The book world is kept alive by those who search out, digest and spread the word about the best new books – authonomy invites you to join our community, champion the best new writing and build a personal profile that really reflects your tastes, opinions and talent-spotting skills. The publishing world is changing. One thing’s for sure: whether you’re a reader, writer, agent or publisher, this is an exciting time for books. In our corner of HarperCollins we’ve been given a chance to do something a little different. We’d really love your help.