How does someone like me get published?
Thanking you inadvance.
May 14th, 2006, 04:42 PM
The answer is pretty simple: the same way everyone else does.
(1) Write something.
(2) Send it to a peer, critique group, agent, or publisher.
(3) Revise based on feedback.
(4) Repeat until successful.
This loop may require many interations.
May 14th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Ah,thanks,when you say "revise" do you mean the same story then send it off to a different publisher?
Sorry If I'm a bit slow.
May 14th, 2006, 07:31 PM
Your question was pretty general, as a result, my reponse was pretty general too.
Interpret "revise" in the grandest sense. Accept all feedback as nourshiment that will help you grow as a writer. By revise, I mean learn what works, what doesn't work, develop your personal style, improve your technical skills, add to your literary toolbox. If you have a manuscript you're reasonably happy with, and your feedback is "this is good, but I thought X could be improved" then edit it, trying to improve X. If the feedback is "your grammar sucks," chances are you'll have to "revise" by improving your technical skills first and then re-writing.
May 14th, 2006, 11:49 PM
Check out the market list on this site: Ralan's Webstravaganza (http://ralan.com/)
Start small, focus on creating a publishable short story and you'll learn a great deal more than a beginner that sits down to write their 10-book epic fantasy bestseller and gives up after twenty pages.
There are many, many markets in the 'for the love' and 'paying' categories that are ideal for raw beginners.
You'd also benefit from a peer review site like Critters. (http://www.critters.org/)