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    My 15 year old daughter likes to write fiction and has expressed a desire to have work published, I've read her work and my biased opinion is that it is very good, where would be a good place to let other people see some of her work and critique it so that she can grow as an author.

    I will be posting her fiction where ever is deemed to be a good place and will be acting as troll filter between her and the internet.

    There is at least one author on this forum so I'm expecting some sensible replies (and a load of idiot ones like "sausages" from the usual suspects - and yes I do know I'm one of those suspects)

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    Default Re: Getting Fictional Literature to a Wider Audience

    Calling Banana-Man...
    He once had a bike accident, if you didn't know.

    Isn't Hawker a man with words in print?

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    I know a published author of children's fiction, I could possibly ask her?

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    FFS, leave it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    My 15 year old daughter likes to write fiction and has expressed a desire to have work published, I've read her work and my biased opinion is that it is very good, where would be a good place to let other people see some of her work and critique it so that she can grow as an author.

    I will be posting her fiction where ever is deemed to be a good place and will be acting as troll filter between her and the internet.

    There is at least one author on this forum so I'm expecting some sensible replies (and a load of idiot ones like "sausages" from the usual suspects - and yes I do know I'm one of those suspects)
    Did you try any of the publishers? I wonder if any of the local-ish Universities have any contacts in the business?

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    Editor might be able to help. IIRC he helped hawker out with some advice.

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    I'd probably start with an appropriate internet forum before going to publishers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudolph View Post
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    Default Re: Getting Fictional Literature to a Wider Audience

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    My 15 year old daughter likes to write fiction and has expressed a desire to have work published, I've read her work and my biased opinion is that it is very good, where would be a good place to let other people see some of her work and critique it so that she can grow as an author.

    I will be posting her fiction where ever is deemed to be a good place and will be acting as troll filter between her and the internet.

    There is at least one author on this forum so I'm expecting some sensible replies (and a load of idiot ones like "sausages" from the usual suspects - and yes I do know I'm one of those suspects)
    Relatively easy to self publish electronically on Kindle. Once it's published then gathering useful critique is as easy as getting folk to read it i.e surprisingly hard (!) You can print to paper on demand these days on Kindle too, for those who don't have ereaders and to save you having a 1000 copies in your back bedroom (my neighbour did this!)

    Other places like Goodreads.com useful for listing your books to folk who are genuinely interested and more open to new authors.

    Gaining momentum is as difficult as you would expect.

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    Are there any helicopter crashes in it?

    If so I'll give it a critique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Are there any helicopter crashes in it?

    If so I'll give it a critique.
    You'll be wanting the children's books by Sarah Ferguson

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    Default Re: Getting Fictional Literature to a Wider Audience

    If it has guns and aliens, I will have read!

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    It's more likely to have goths and vampires in it, I haven't read it yet so I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudolph View Post
    Several here will no doubt read it and be honest. I read BM's book ffs (well a large part of it). lol

    Although I'm not really sure if that will help or hinder...
    I don't think she's anywhere near ready for people to read it, she seemed more amazed that it was possible to self publish and that she will be able to have her work public, I tried to point out that a lot of what is on Kindle is really badly written (I've got Kindle unlimited and read a lot) and that she can do better, but with the stubbornness of youth she doesn't believe me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudolph View Post
    I know these will be oddball type folks, but perhaps if she is interested in a writing career, going along to something like:

    https://suffolkwritersgroup.com/

    Might be an idea
    Thanks, I'll suggest it to her

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