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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:

  1. Hones...

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My secret life as an undercover agent

Posted by Paul Samael on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, In : Self-publishing 


 The first few chapters of my novel have been on the peer review site,, for a few weeks now and I have so far had 6 reviews - mostly quite encouraging but with a couple of not so good ones.  It was a not so good one which prompted me to post the following in the biographical details section of the site (which I had left blank up until then):

"After a spell in the SAS, I worked undercover for the CIA on a mission to infiltrate a vicious gang of Colombian drug smugglers and drive...

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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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