Internet opens new platform for talented writers

Internet literature is becoming an online sensation. Thousands have turned to the platform to read, while authors normally write under a pseudonym.

Internet literature is becoming an online sensation. Thousands have turned to the platform to read, while authors normally write under a pseudonym.

“Snow without Dirt” has written the “King Regent’s Concubine” and received 550,000 likes on a popular reading website. This Songjiang local has won multiple awards in competitions.

After graduating from Shanghai University of Engineering Science in 2010, she initially worked as a kindergarten teacher and didn’t begin writing until three years ago.

Her first piece of work did not make any inroads but her second one, “King Regent’s Concubine,” has made quite a stir. The novel which features a harem fight and fantasies, got lots of positive feedback. There were untoward ratings as well, from the readers and from her peer writers. But she has learned to accept the hard feelings.

“There are things you need to endure if you want to succeed,” she said.

“Snow without Dirt” was truly motivated when she wrote. She did not stop even when she was having a baby. Now that she has quit to become a freelancer, she writes 8,000 words a day, keeps a draft of 200,000 words and earns 20,000 yuan (US$3,061) a month.

Speaking of her goal in the future, she said she would strive to become a significant writer in the field.

Some might not consider the Internet literature as serious writing but “Snow Without Dirt” defended it. She believes it can help relieve people’s pressure at work and it is pleasant to read. The writing sensation also added that Internet literature needs to be protected from piracy and that better works are expected to meet with readers.

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