Warning: may contain nuts.

I work for Wattpad as part of their Community Engagement team. I manage the Ambassadors, our Wattpad volunteers, 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 follow 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, then became a Wattpad Ambassador (more details here if you're interested - http://www.wattpad.com/user/Ambassadors ), and now I work full time for Wattpad which is a blast.

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

___

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

___

"I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel." Terry Pratchett

___

"Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way." Ray Bradbury
  • Devon, UK
  • JoinedJuly 20, 2010


Last Message
TheOrangutan TheOrangutan Sep 22, 2016 01:08PM
The British are coming! The British are coming! Well a few of us at least, and we hope lots of other people are coming too =] Are you coming to #NYCWattCon on October 1st? If you are then you need...
View all Conversations

Stories by Gavin Wilson
Merlin's Gold by TheOrangutan
Merlin's Gold #162 in Adventure
(Historical Fiction / Adventure) Treachery and intrigue, adventure, action and romance are at the fore in this tale set around the legends of Arthur and Merlin. The court of King Arthur is under threat from Hengi...
Last updated Jul 13, 2011
A Gift in the Dark by TheOrangutan
A Gift in the Dark Short Story
An award winning collection of paranormal, horror and fantasy short stories woven around old legends, odd characters and the darkness within. There are things you cannot see unless they want to be seen, and some...
Last updated Dec 20, 2012
How To Write a Fight or Battle Scene by TheOrangutan
How To Write a Fight or Battle Scene Non-Fiction
YOU WANNA FIGHT? FIGHT ME! Or we could have a cup of tea and a biscuit if you prefer. Ever found it hard to get to grips with how to put together a fight scene, or a battle sequence? This guide runs you through the...
Last updated Feb 05, 2014
8 Reading Lists