How to start writing on Wattpad
It’s easy for anyone to be a writer on Wattpad: whether you want to write your first story or your tenth novel. We’ll show you how to get started on Wattpad.
Create a profile to join the community
Your profile is your home on Wattpad and the place where readers discover your writing and learn more about you.
I’m Jessica Parsons, a new writer who loves creating stories about fantasy, romance, and my love for a certain time-travelling Doctor.
Upload a nice profile photo
Upload a background image
Add your author name
Say something about yourself in the first person
Wattpad stories are posted one chapter at a time
Start by writing the first chapter of a new story, or posting a chapter of something you’ve already written.
Wattpadders love stories that are frequently updated with new, short chapters.
Notifications bring readers back
When you post a new chapter, readers get a notification.
Readers interact with stories
They read, vote, and comment on your new chapters.
Make sure you’re part of their conversation
Write on your mobile device
Write whenever and wherever you get inspired on the Wattpad app.