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Member Testimonials

"The feedback I got on TheNextBigWriter played a huge role in sculpting my first novel, and set it on the road to publication. It is often difficult to view one’s own work with the necessary detachment to know when plot elements don’t work, or the pacing is off, or something is badly explained, or any of dozens of other things that can go south. Having an extra set of eyes—or in the case of Static Mayhem hundreds of sets of eyes—can make the difference between a story your mother will love and a story you can sell."

Edward Aubry, best-selling author of Static Mayhem and Unhappenings

"TheNextBigWriter has been such an important part of my journey to becoming a published author. In the years since I became a member, I have learned so much about writing and myself. Beyond the valuable feedback on my work, I have made some amazing friends who have pushed me further than I ever imagined possible."

Angela Fristoe (penang), USA Today Bestselling Author

"I honestly don't know where I'd be as an author without tNBW. This international community of writers provides support in all aspects of the craft, from drafting that first novel or short story, to publishing and marketing. Members have access to diverse perspectives and areas of expertise, as well as the opportunity to interact with writers of all genres. I have met some of my best critique partners on tNBW, and have grown immensely as a writer thanks to the honest feedback I've received through the site."

Karin Rita Gastreich, author of Eolyn, High Maga, and Creatures of Light

"I wanted to say thank you for all you do with this site. I found it back in 2009 and because of all the wonderful people here, I was able to workshop The Ghost Files on the original site under my old username maryapryl. The book was optioned for film by one of the guys who worked on Showtime’s hit series Dexter and they will be making the film later this year. I would not be where I am without this site and all the hardworking people on here. I recommend it every time someone asks me what do I need to do to be a better writer. So thank you !"

Apryl Baker, USA Today Bestselling Author @ Limitless Publishing

"In the acknowledgements page of my novel, The Side Effect, I gave thanks for the help TheNextBigWriter gave me in workshopping the book. In my next published novel, The Flame, I acknowledged the TNBW writers by name who critiqued the entire story. I'm going to do the same for my next three novels, one of which, Skeleton Run (formerly Teammates), will be coming out in late spring/early summer of 2015. Two more are scheduled to follow during the next year."

John DeBoer (jack the knife), author of The Side Effect and The Flame