Hi Inkitt community of writers!
This technically could fall under the group of introducing myself, but I wanted to jump right into discussing writing and sharing stories. The review me group didn't quite fit for this purpose which is why I elected to post here. Hopefully this will be okay as I'm essentially offering feedback through assessments and asking for story recommendations in return to feature on my website, Virtual Bookshelf. This is a voluntary, unpaid project I started last year and... See More
had to put on pause for several months.
In short, I'm a blogger that loves books and am fascinated by the publishing industry. In this current age of technology and digital media, many stories have shifted to self-publishing. While this makes writing and finding an audience more accessible, it's also easy for stories to get lost and buried under the hundreds of thousands out there. Thus, I created a website last year aiming to connect avid readers to undiscovered stories in an effort to assist them in finding captivating new stories as well as to encourage emerging authors. In the few months that I was able to run this by myself, I was honestly amazed by the positive feedback and unexpected surge of website visitors in the thousands per month.
I did also use to offer in-depth reviews in the past, but I couldn't keep up with demand as each would take a minimum of an hour to write, disregarding time reading the entire novel. Eventually, I do hope help in additional ways like mini-reviews or story-specific feedback. Any suggestions or comments about how I curate is always appreciated too.
Just reply to this thread with any number of stories you want to recommend. In advance, thank you for your help! And of course, any questions on how I judge writing style and execution is always fine.
If you want to learn more about this ambitious project, or if you want to be a part of the new Virtual Bookshelf community or voluntary staff, then visit our website or join us on the new, official discord (both listed on my bio). :)