Browsing Archive: February, 2013

Youwriteon - what's it good for?

Posted by Paul Samael on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, In : Writing fiction 

Some time ago, I promised to do a review of, which is a peer review site aimed at budding authors.  I was intending to do this after I’d taken a look at a similar site called, so I could compare the two.  But having got a moderate amount of feedback on the first few chapters of my novel via Youwriteon, I decided not to bother with Authonomy (mainly because peer review sites can be very time-consuming).  Anyway, back to Youwriteon - first, the good points:

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The Ant Farm

Posted by Paul Samael on Saturday, February 2, 2013, In : Book reviews 

If someone had told me that I would enjoy a novel about statistics in the poultry industry and knitting (yes, knitting), I would probably have responded that I was more likely to develop a keen interest in the drying times of different brands of matt emulsion.  But one of the things I have come to enjoy about reviewing free fiction by self-published authors is the potential to be surprised – both by the quality of some of the writing and by my own enjoyment of books about subjects which, ...

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About Me

Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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