Behind Wattpad: Insights on Writing from Working at Wattpad

Behind Wattpad: Insights on Writing from Working at Wattpad

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Nick from Wattpad By nick Updated Mar 09

I've been on Wattpad for 6 years now. I came here as a writer, and today I'm an employee. Half of my time has been spent behind a desk here. I've never stopped being a writer while I'm here, and I'm always on a quest to figure out how to write, what to do, and how you find success here.

I want to take everything I've learned and cover how to write, how to use Wattpad, and how things really work.

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Red_Harvey Red_Harvey Aug 26, 2017
Great breakdown, and you state it clearly. Thanks for writing this!
MaajaWentz MaajaWentz Mar 10
How many chapters does it take to know if something will catch on? Can you tell after 10, or do you need to get 3/4 finished?
FayLane FayLane Mar 10
I'll admit I sort of did both. I'm trying to write write something that doesn't make my insides squirm with self-loathing (well, more self-loathing than usual) and at the same time will be  widely readable. Not sure I'm succeeding, TBH...
SapphireAlena SapphireAlena Sep 12, 2017
Glad you differentiated between purposes for books. Many I write for the feedback. Until I write an original fic, I will never be published, but I am a feedback junkie for my fanfics. :-)
tomc100 tomc100 Apr 14
Interesting start. As someone who is a published author before releasing my first Watt Pad story books like these are a very useful guide. And as someone who works in Content Marketing, this is absolutely spot on. Thanks. Tom.
DoableSine8448 DoableSine8448 Aug 27, 2017
You see I joined because my friend told me I should. I know I'm not the best writer, but I needed a place to write my thoughts and ideas down