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Writer Spotlight

Julie Innis: Digital Writer Spotlight

n41444081770_7504.jpgWriter Julie Innis has found hundreds of new readers on Fictionaut, republishing her short short stories on the community writing site.

Her collection of stories explore a relationship with a serial killer and a church with a tragic history.

Welcome to eBookNewser’s Digital Writer Spotlight feature, recognizing established and emerging voices within writing communities.  We feature hand-picked reading recommendations from community writing sites–introducing readers to the world of socially networked fiction.  Check out our Best Online Fiction Writers directory for more reading.

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Vicky C. L.: Digital Writer Spotlight

wattpad_good.png Vicky C. L. has earned nearly 30,000 reads on Wattpad with her post-apocalyptic book, Absolute Contamination.

Wattpad’s Nina Lassam praised her work: “[It's] story that is steadily gaining traction on the site. Absolute Contamination is the story of Keara Haynes and her two brothers trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. When the world and their lives change so drastically with the arrival of an unkown virus, Keara and her brothers must navigate this earth that seems so foreign to them. Every minute is a risk, and every person is not to be trusted.”

Welcome to eBookNewser’s Digital Writer Spotlight feature, recognizing established and emerging voices within writing communities.  We feature hand-picked reading recommendations from community writing sites–introducing readers to the world of socially networked fiction.  Check out our Best Online Fiction Writers directory for more reading.

Rachel Farrell: Digital Writer Spotlight

protagonized.png23-year-old Rachel Farrell found a home in the collaborative writing community of Protagonize, co-writing Twilight parodies, poetry, social satire, and “awesomely bad fantasy” with other online writers.

Along the way, she became one of the most recommended authors on the site–building a circle of readers inside the community.

Welcome to eBookNewser’s Digital Writer Spotlight feature, recognizing established and emerging voices within writing communities.  We feature hand-picked reading recommendations from community writing sites–introducing readers to the world of socially networked fiction.  Check out our Best Online Fiction Writers directory for more reading.

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Emily Kane: Digital Writer Spotlight

In the Figment writing community, author Emily Kane has earned 153 “wows” 289 “hearts,” and 145 comments for her dystopian novel, Thoughtful.

She’s also found hundreds of fans in the writing community, following this supportive model: “I read way more on figment then I write, and I’m always looking for something new to read!” Below, we’ve posted an excerpt from Thoughtful.

Welcome to eBookNewser’s Digital Writer Spotlight feature, recognizing established and emerging voices within writing communities.  We feature hand-picked reading recommendations from community writing sites–introducing readers to the world of socially networked fiction.  Check out our Best Online Fiction Writers directory for more reading.

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Jamie Wyman: Digital Writer Spotlight

Stay-at-home mother, fire artist, drummer and circus enthusiast Jamie Wyman found a home for her weird fiction on Book Country.

The author has a literary agent, but uses the community writing site to share her shorter works. Below, we’ve posted an excerpt from “Eat. Prey. Love.

Welcome to eBookNewser’s Digital Writer Spotlight feature, recognizing established and emerging voices within writing communities.  We feature hand-picked reading recommendations from community writing sites–introducing readers to the world of socially networked fiction.  Check out our Best Online Fiction Writers directory for more reading.

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Richard Melo: Digital Writer Spotlight

After publishing a Jokerman 8 with Soft Skull Press, author Richard Melo decided to take his next manuscript to the brand new community writing site, Red Lemonade.

He described the crazy new novel, Happy Talk: “Gun-slinging American student nurses and boozy-New York-playwrights-turned-educational-filmmakers find themselves stuck in the Haiti of 1955 as part of a government plan to pump up tourism and turn the Magic Island into the next Hawaii.”

Welcome to eBookNewser’s Digital Writer Spotlight feature, recognizing established and emerging voices within writing communities. We feature hand-picked reading recommendations from community writing sites–introducing readers to the world of socially networked fiction.

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Best Online Fiction Writers

space23.jpgThe future of reading is already here. For years, online writing communities have hosted and curated some of our most innovative fiction writers.

It’s time that we recognize the authors flourishing in these online communities. To help guide readers through this new world, eBookNewser has launched the Digital Writer Spotlight. We’ve rounded up hand-picked recommendations from writing communities around the web–giving our readers an introduction into the world of socially networked fiction.

We will collect all the featured writers on this page, building a directory of the Best Online Fiction Writers. This constantly updated list will be your guide to the crowded, but inspiring, world of socially networked writing communities. If you want to nominate a writing community, email eBookNewser with your recommendation.

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Jewel Adams: Digital Writer Spotlight

bookshelf.jpgNovelist Jewel Adams is the first writer to be promoted on both Off the Bookshelf and Wattpad–two community writing sites that frequently spotlight writers on eBookNewser.

Here’s more about Adams’ book, The Wishing Hour: “Celine Anderson lives an average solitary life, sticking to routine, never taking chances, and never experiencing true love. All of this changes when a handsome immortal enters her life. She has never laid eyes on the man before, but she somehow knows him and instantly trusts him completely. Placing her life in his hands, Celine is taken on an unexpected journey and learns of an ancient prophecy she is to take part in. And her immortal guardian is intent on protecting her against those who would see her fail.”

Welcome to eBookNewser’s Digital Writer Spotlight feature. We’ve launched this feature to recognize the established and emerging voices within online communities. On a regular basis, we will feature hand-picked reading recommendations from community leaders at writing sites–introducing readers to the world of socially networked fiction. If you want to nominate a writing community, email eBookNewser with your recommendation.

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Veronica Massey: Digital Writer Spotlight

wattpad_good.png When Veronica Massey joined a community writing site last year, she found hundreds of fans and a publisher for her work. Follow this link to read more of her work at Wattpad.

Wattpad’s Nina Lassam explained the pick: “Her Vampire novel Freak Among Freaks was voted by fans as a finalist for Wattpad’s annual writing contest. When Veronica finished her novel, she was besieged with requests from fans, asking her to publish her book. After turning down two offers on the advice of her writing group, she was picked up by a publisher.”

Welcome to eBookNewser’s Digital Writer Spotlight. On a regular basis, we feature hand-picked reading recommendations from community leaders at writing sites–see all the writers at our Best Online Fiction Writers directory. If you want to nominate a writing community, email eBookNewser with your recommendation.

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eBookNewser Veteran Listed Among Eleven Best Poetry Books of 2010

Former eBookNewser editor Craig Morgan Teicher made Dan Chiasson‘s list of the Eleven Best Poetry Books of 2010 in The New Yorker with Cradle Book.

Here’s more from the post: “A touching book of fables and fairy tales you could read to a child, saturated with Teicher’s unusually gentle and weird imagination. I’m counting these as ‘prose poems” mainly to get them on this list.”

Earlier this year, Teicher walked our readers through the step-by-step process of making an eBook for the prose poetry collection. Teicher now serves as the web editor at Publishers Weekly.

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