About

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I work for Wattpad as part of their Community team which is both an honour and a privilege. Aside from that, I suspect my normal state is dazed, grumpy and confused; this may be due to being an old git, or possibly due to having young children. One day when I’m awake enough I will try and work it out. Until then, there’s coffee... 

I've had a few short stories published in various magazines which is rather cool, and this community and the friends I have made on here have helped me become the writer I am today, largely due to the comment and critique I have received over the last few years. Useful critique is brilliant, so if you spot any mistakes in anything of mine you read, please feel free to let me know and I will have them forcibly removed.

I’m afraid I do not take read requests or fan4fan / follow4follow type requests. Please DO NOT spam my stories or my profile page. Spam = you asking me to read your stories or asking me to fan you. 

Questions and comments are fine, fire away. But spam me and I'll stick a banana somewhere dark and surprising...

I started off on Wattpad as a writer and then became a Wattpad Ambassador (volunteer). More details here if you’re interested - http://www.wattpad.com/user/Ambassadors  

For News and Updates be sure to follow the Wattpad profile http://www.wattpad.com/user/wattpad 

--- Spotify Listings for my Works ---
Merlin's Gold
http://open.spotify.com/user/theorangutan_/playlist/7mDV8LSJkSP6eyR9GZToEP
World War Zed
http://open.spotify.com/user/theorangutan_/playlist/23W11vqrNvebJNY7DdYJdc
Windblown Saviour
http://open.spotify.com/user/theorangutan_/playlist/1h5KWoFvJXf6VcX2p3GS30

more coming...

Have fun on Wattpad. Cheers, Gav

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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only one." George R. R. Martin

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“I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.”  Terry Pratchett
  • Location:
    Devon, UK
  • Joined:
    4 years ago

Reading Lists


29 Published Works

Featured work.

#Wattpadwednesday

Social data: 3.6K reads. 353 votes. 488 comments.

Description: So, what's a Wattpad Wednesday? Well, the idea is to to get folk writing again, or challenging themselves to do something a little different perhaps. Some folk write long stories, some folk short. Some folk do poetry or drabbles, or simply don't w...

#69 in General Fiction

Other Works by TheOrangutan.
Merlin's Gold

Merlin's Gold

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(Historical Fiction / Adventure) Treachery and intrigue combine with adventure, action and romance in th...

The Gathering Dark

The Gathering Dark

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The Kobold are coming... as the tide of Gathering Dark threatens not only the elves, but the dwarves and...

A Child's Eyes

A Child's Eyes

4.8K 133 227

The innocent are often the first to suffer in the face of evil. There is good however in unexpected plac...

Wired

Wired

1.8K 58 62

Wired - WINNER OF THE WATTPAD GRAND PRIX! Kane, relic of a bygone society, forges his own way through...

TheOrangutan commented on #Wattpadwednesday - Finding Wattpad


TheOrangutan
My wife told me it was a no brainer, but two things were going to happen. 1. We were getting a dog, and 2. I was getting a silent keyboard and then an outside office. 

My previous career had lost the joy, everything was utterly constrained by corporate grey and we'd lost any spark of creativity. 

To be honest, as long as I'm doing something I'd be happy, but Wattpad are an absolute joy to work for.