I love being involved in the indie writing world because it is full of authors eager to offer advice, and share stories about their own trials and tribulations. One of the tips I’ve received is to check out a writing social media called Wattpad.
Upon further investigation I saw several sites refer to Wattpad as “the Youtube of writing.” This inspired me to create an account.
I signed up for Wattpad and was amazed at the overwhelming sense of community I felt. It is a platform that really encourages authors (and aspiring authors) to write; for example it offers contests year round. I lucked out and happened to join the same month as their annual Watty’s award.
Deciding to jump in with both feet, I published Chapter 1 of my Forgotten series my second day on the site. Below is the synopsis and link:
Michael (Dusty) Monroe has been obsessed with fame his entire life. Driven to be remembered as one of the greatest authors of all time, he believes there is one thing standing in the way of his legacy: Death. Giving himself one week to write his masterpiece before the poison activates, Dusty must face his mortality head on and accomplish more in seven days than his heroes had in their entire lives.
What makes this cooler than just about any other platform I have written on (including literary journals) is the instant gratification; you can see views, votes, and comments on your work in a matter of seconds. People can even comment on individual lines that really stood out to them.
Everything about this site encourages writers to write more; they offer “clubs” to meet people and find prompts, contests to incentivize writers, videos to offer advice, and a community to offer encouragement.
So I signed the pledge to finish a 10,000 word story by the end of the month and I’m very excited about the product I am putting out.
As always, thank you for reading.