Authonomy, a writer’s network | My experience

I find authonomy.com to be a useful site to showcase your work to your friends and acquaintances in search of constructive criticism. In the future we may even have a site in which the members would do the same for each other. What I have found at the moment in many authors is a willingness to praise your work and shelve your book if you reciprocate, so that they eventually will get enough points to get to the editors’ desk. This is a dishonest practice that actually beats the purpose of the website; that is, to get the best manuscripts to the editors’ desk.

It is interesting to note how human beings sacrifice our integrity in pursuit of our goals. We miss the point; for success is an inside job. We should also consider that as authors we are also teachers who are setting an example and building a reputation. What kind of writers do we want to be?

And guess what? My book, The Eye of the Dragon, Stalking Castaneda is becoming less and less popular on the site. But, like I say, I can always refer others to the site to get feedback; and perhaps the site will improve in the future.

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”– Benjamin Disraeli

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