Frequently Asked Questions

NO! Membership in Best Writers Place is free and will always remain so. Signing up is easy and you earn BestWritersPoints for becoming a member, among other things.

Best Writers Place does offer fee-based services which are designed to enhance an author's professional skills but these services are strictly voluntary and are not required to write and publish on our site.

BestWritersPoints are points that you earn for doing the things you love to do -- writing, commenting, reviewing. You also earn BestWritersPoints for becoming a member and for logging in on a regular basis. For a more detailed explanation of BestWritersPoints, click here.

The Creative Workflow was designed by the creative team at Best Writers Place to help you write. The workflow stages mirror what you, as an author, would go through in a typical creative process:

These stages include:

  • Draft
  • Work in Progress
  • Publish

When you first begin a work, it is automatically placed in the Draft state. In this state, no other member and view your work and you can write it and keep it in this state as long as you like.

Perhaps at some point, you may want to get the opinion and feedback from fellow members. In that case, all you need to do is put your work in the Work in Progress state.  You can keep your work in this state as long as you like and also continue to revise your work.

Or, maybe, you want to publish your work for all the world to see. In that case, just put it in the Publish state and it will be available to the general public and, of course, to other members. Now, everyone will be able to comment on your work and to rate it. In this state, you will not be able to edit it. If you want to edit your work, you will need to change its state back to Work in Progress or Draft. The reason we do this is we'd like to think that once a work in "published" it is final but, of course, we know better! We know the creative process is never final and so we make it possible for you to unpublish your work and continue working on it. Perhaps it is because you have had additional inspiration, perhaps it is due to a illustrative comment or ratings. No matter what the reason, you will always be able to unpublish your work.

The Creative Workflow is your flexible tool to better writing!

The Creative Workflow toolbox also includes a couple of fee-based services, which are strictly voluntary, and are offered with the intent of helping improve your writing. These services are explained below.

Best Writers Place offers two fee-based services that are designed to help authors develop their work to the highest potential possible.

These services are:

  • Proofreading service. A qualified proofreader will review your work for grammatical errors, misspellings, subject-verb agreement, and other common errors in English usage.
  • Editorial review service. A qualified editor will provide you with an in-depth review of your work. He or shee will examine its structure and, depending on what type of work it is, the theme, characters, plot line, meter, rhyme, etc. In the case of an essay or other fact-based work, the service does not include fact checking.

You access these services through The Creative Workflow. Once you save your work, two new workflow states appear: Proofreading ($) and Editorial Review ($). Simply place your work in one of these states. We will review the work and advise you of the fee and turnaround time. Fees will vary, depending on the type of work and its complexity. If the fee is acceptable to you, we will send you and invoice and upon receipt of payment, proceed with the task. When it is completed, you will be notified.