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It's your dream to become a published author. Are you ready?

There are plenty of excuses not to write a book: "My writing just isn't good enough." "What if I do all the work and no one likes it?" And the most common, "I don't even know where to start." These thoughts could keep you from the literary success you aspire to.

Meanwhile, the dream won't let go. You can already feel that finished book in your hand. Hear all the compliments from readers. See a random stranger turning the pages of your novel with bated breath, captivated by your words.

Could it be more than a dream?

From dream to reality...

ChapterBuzz offers you a new way to journey from brainstorm to bookshelf. Getting there is half the fun, after all!

Along the way, you can connect with other writers, fine-tune your chapters with friendly feedback from our community, build buzz for your novel-in-progress, move up the charts, and rise to sitewide stardom by collecting Fame Points.

As your story unfolds, your readership grows, and your confidence builds, you may just find that your dream of publishing is much closer than you thought. The best part? You'll know readers already love your book before it hits the shelves.

Set goals. Move forward. Finish your book!

Maybe you're scaling your own personal Everest by writing 10,000 words during our 10K Social Writing Challenge.

Or maybe you're workshopping ideas, developing a daily writing habit, and steadily honing your skills in the Better Writers Club.

Either way, becoming a published author is now within reach.

Here, you're famous.

Earn Fame Points just by doing what you love: writing and reading. The higher your Fame Score, the more you'll be in the spotlight on ChapterBuzz.

And that means more Fans and more BUZZ for your book!

Among our current Top Authors, you're the only one missing!

This is how The Martian became a book, then a movie.

After posting his story chapter by exciting chapter on his blog, readership soared, and unknown writer Andy Weir decided to self-publish.

Sales took off, and soon The Martian (starring Matt Damon) became a Golden Globe–winning Hollywood production. Here's how Andy felt

Your readers click "BUZZ," your book moves up the charts.

You'll know people are enjoying your work when you get your first Buzz Star, which means your book is one of the top buzzing books on the site for that day.

Get 3 Buzz Stars in a row, and you'll activate HyperBuzz, which puts your book in front of even more readers and at the top of our recommendation lists.

Friendly feedback and constructive criticism.

You'll have plenty of opportunities to get feedback from other ChapterBuzz members while you write your novel.

Still waiting for inspiration to strike? The Better Writers Club is a powerful way to generate ideas for stories and test out—or "workshop"—short, focused pieces to find out what resonates with readers. These snippets could soon evolve into complete chapters!

Win an award while you write.

Sign up for our 10K Social Writing Challenge, which takes place every March and October, and you'll be eligible for one of several awards given to promising works-in-progress.

You could soon be an award-winning author, with an award-winning book on your hands!

Feel confident about your final draft.

The end result? A polished manuscript you know readers already love—no second-guessing or finger-crossing required.

Time to publish! I'll make it easy.

Intimidated by self-publishing? Turning your manuscript into a gorgeous book is easier than you think! I can do it all for you, or guide you step-by-step as you bring your book to market. See how beautiful your book could be

Your site helped build my confidence. I put a thank you in the acknowledgment section to everyone on ChapterBuzz who commented and helped improve my book.”

—Author Shirley Holder Platt

It was refreshing to receive so much feedback on my work-in-progress that I can't stop now. Thank you for creating this amazing opportunity.”

—Author Dacia M Arnold, award winner

I love that I've been able to connect with other writers, which is something I've always found a bit difficult to do.”

—Author Sibille Rose

The sense of pride and personal achievement is immense. I've made new friends who share my enthusiasm and excitement, which is crucial: to be encouraged by a community of writers who understand how difficult the process can be.”

—Author Liberty Henwick, award winner

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