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Back When I Was Younger, I Used To Write ...

... and and kept all my work in a . I didn't let anyone read what I wrote as a whole but would submit bits and pieces of my work to friends, colleagues,and even publishers to get feedback. That simple way of getting was enough for me to write more poems and stories. When I got older, I got a . I wrote articles for the website of a non-government organization. My articles would be about issues affecting the . I also got to write book, cd, movie, and concert reviews in the side when I got tired of writing 'serious' articles. Anyway, I got my feedback from my editor and also from the managers of the non-government organization as well as from the readers of the website. I got the ideas and inputs of how to be better at writing.

Recently, I started to get an idea for a story that I wanted to write. It is not the most original one but I think it has more than enough twists and turns to be an interesting read. I haven't started writing anything yet but I have bits and pieces of the plot and of the different aspects of the story like settings and characters. I would like to submit what I have thought off to publishers to get feedback, my question is how do I go about this one? Or should I even submit partial work?

Perhaps other PPers out there who have their works can help out?

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LynnWrites wrote on August 24, 2014, 1:46 AM

I can't help you with the publishing part as I have no idea on how to go about that. But, I think its great that you are writing a book and exploring that area.

Shadi wrote on August 24, 2014, 2:42 AM

I loved writing when I was young too I wish we had Internet back then :)

MegL wrote on August 24, 2014, 3:59 AM

The best advice I ever saw was in the Artists and Writers handbook, many years ago. It suggested the story outline and first 3 chapters as a submission but different publishers have different requirements and you need to follow those. My brother has 4 novels publshed and he had to publish them on kindle and when the publishers saw there was intere s t, THEN they agreed to publish in paperback

bestwriter wrote on August 24, 2014, 10:18 AM

Actually you should go ahead without wasting any time because writers suffer from procrastination (Ilol)

BarbRad wrote on August 24, 2014, 3:22 PM

I've never published a thing, but plenty has been written on how to submit queries.

BarbRad wrote on August 24, 2014, 3:22 PM

Me, too.

GemOfAGirl wrote on August 24, 2014, 9:51 PM

The only thing that I've ever written that's been "published" were letters to the editor of my local newspaper, back when we all were still getting our news from a newspaper.

acelawrites wrote on August 25, 2014, 8:09 AM

There are many sites on the net that you can research on how to about publishing your works. Good luck!