At Wattpad HQ, I’ve worked with the Wattpad community for almost five years, and in that time, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know hundreds of talented writers – from beginners to veterans. I’ve been able to learn about what motivates them, discuss their writerly aspirations, and, more recently, come to understand how we might make it easier to help them succeed.
As Creator Programs Manager, my goal is to create programs and initiatives that connect, engage, reward, and educate writers at all stages of their journey – through award programs like The Wattys and in-person events like WattCon. More personally, though, I strive to build trust with the community I’m dedicated to and facilitate transparency wherever I can, as best I can.
Writers are the lifeblood of our community, and it’s important to me that they have a bridge to Wattpad HQ. That’s why I connect with them as much as humanly possible. I want to hear their feedback: the good, the bad, the delights, the frustrations, what we’re doing well, and where we can improve.
The more I talk to writers, the more I realize that their sentiments are usually related to writer empowerment: how can I play an active role in my success on Wattpad? What opportunities are available and how do I get involved? What qualities do you look for in stories and how can I take my writing skills to the next level? How can I transition from a hobbyist to a professional writer?
Wattpad isn’t just a stepping stone on your writer journey – it’s an opportunity in and of itself. With that, I’m delighted to launch the Writers’ Portal, a one-stop shop containing all the things you’ll need to unlock your full potential.
On the left, we’ve curated the best community resources (and some of our own) on writing – created by writers, for writers. Here, you can learn how to improve your craft, write more captivating stories, and build readership among Wattpad’s 65M+ audience. On the right, we’ve pulled together our programs and opportunities that support creativity and growth for writers.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be updating the Writers’ Portal with more great content from our Creator Relations team, so be sure to watch this space to stay in the loop.
From all of us at Wattpad, we hope you enjoy this exciting new resource. Whatever success looks like for you, the Writers’ Portal will help you get there.
Creator Programs Manager