BenSobieck

“When the Black-Eyed Children Knock” is number 3 in Quickreads, and “Glass Eye” is number 4 in Occult. I’m loving this new ranking system!

BenSobieck

“When the Black-Eyed Children Knock” is number 3 in Quickreads, and “Glass Eye” is number 4 in Occult. I’m loving this new ranking system!

BenSobieck

Dropping a line to say that it'll be a while before I update "Bull's Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective #3." I've got a lot cooking that needs to take priority over that for right now.
          
          I know, I know, I've said this before. But it's still true.

BenSobieck

I sent the latest rounds of edits of "The Writer's Guide to Wattpad" in last week to Writer's Digest, marking one of the final steps in a loooong process of putting this together. That wheel started turning two years ago, which in publishing terms means the book moved at lightning speed. 
          
          Looking back on all that reminded me that there are no overnight successes in the writing/publishing game. Your social media feeds might be full of writers broadcasting good news, and you may feel like you're being left out. But remember that most of those writers waited YEARS to make those announcements. 
          
          If you're feeling like you're jogging behind everyone else, just keep that in mind. It means that your path will be years in the making, too. Keep at it, and you'll get there, too.

MLGarrett

@BenSobieck Congratulations! And thanks for the reminder. :-)  ~ Melissa
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BenSobieck

Sure, a peep hole in the door would've solved a lot of problems in "When the Black-Eyed Children Knock," but it wouldn't be as much fun now would it?

BenSobieck

The Watty Awards are coming! Submissions open on June 1. Find all the information you need to enter the world's largest online fiction writing contest here:
          
          http://wattys.wattpad.com
          
          Winning my Watty Award in 2016 set me on a journey that keeps getting better and better. Even if you're on the fence, you owe it to yourself to give it a spin. You should be more anxious about what happens if you win than if you lose!

Sarcasmforsure

@BenSobieck Okay. Thanks.
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BenSobieck

@Sarcasmforsure It could be incomplete in years past. I'm not sure how it will be handled this year until the official rules are released.
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Sarcasmforsure

@BenSobieck To enter, does your story have to be complete? or can it still be a work in progress?
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BenSobieck

Editing "The Writer's Guide to Wattpad." I forget which round of edits this is, but it's getting down to the wire. You're going to really enjoy this! Release date is Aug. 7, from Writer's Digest Books.

BenSobieck

Reposting from @fright because it sounds fun:
          
          
          Hi, fright fans! We really are spoiling you with our new scary content! As well as The Fright Train, we also have another new feature, Flash in the Dark starting today!
          
          Flash in the Dark:
          Each week we will give you a scary prompt, all you have to do is send in your entries, keeping them below the given word count! Beware, this is flash fiction, so the counts could be terrifyingly small!
          
          We will judge winners each month and these lucky guys will be shouted out on the Fright profile!!
          
          For more info, follow this link:
          https://www.wattpad.com/story/147829626-flash-in-the-dark

fright

@BenSobieck Thanks Ben! Hope to see you getting involved ;)
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BenSobieck

If you haven't noticed yet, the big reveal today was the new ranking system. Stories are ranked not only by genre, but by tag. For example, "Bull's Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective #3" is #23 out of 1,100 stories with the "detective" tag.
          
          Pretty cool! Now you can fall into a rabbit hole faster than ever before.

StarrySky0508

@BenSobieck Yeah, I was surprise too to see my stories being ranked by tags^^
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euskoski

@BenSobieck thank you. Let's see how this helps us hard working authors :)
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BenSobieck

@euskoski I think so. And whatever other tags you can find that are relevant in books that are also tagged LIFE.
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