You have to be a Wannabe before you are a success.

Learning to be a good writer takes a great deal of time and involves reading, writing, revising, failing, and revising over and over again until you get it right. You can set up a website, publish a very early draft of your novel, and "play author" like a child plays house, or you can devote the time and effort to learn how to become a real author.

If you take shortcuts in order to publish as quickly as possible, one of two things is very likely to happen:

  • You will receive a handful of very positive reviews from your friends, family members, and fellow authors, but your book will fail to reach a wider audience.  
  • Readers will tell you the unvarnished truth about your manuscript, and it will be a very painful learning experience.

After having one or both of those experiences, you will either quit writing, or you will go back to square one and learn the writing process the way you should have done in the first place.

If you're in this writing journey for the long haul and you want to do it right, you've come to the right place.

Whether you wish to traditionally publish or plan to self-publish your work, the mission of Wannabe Pride is to:

  • Provide encouragement and support to writers of all levels;
  • Share writing resources and information;
  • Promote writers by sharing book and blog links (to promote your work or share information, join us on Facebook and post links at any time);
  • Learn from one another;
  • Commiserate in the heartbreak and rejoice in the success of our fellow writers; and
  • Together, become the best writers we can possibly be.

-Linda Fausnet
lindafausnet at gmail dot com