What’s Up, Wattpad?
Posted by T.A. Babcock
In the last week I found and joined a new website called Wattpad. I’m slightly apprehensive but excited by the opportunities potentially provided on such a site.
What is Wattpad?
“Wattpad is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer. With thousands of stories added each day, there’s always something you want to read. Want a story about a daughter smuggling her zombie mother to safety? We have that. Want a story about a time-traveling frog with super powers? We don’t have that, and we’d be happy to see you write it.” (of course, now I want to write about a superhero frog who time travels!)
So, how does it work?
Honestly, I’m not 100% sure. I’ve added a work on there (some poems, not my novel yet) and I’m just now promoting that I have it (hello blog family!!) I THINK people can just go, find, read, comment, help and then I can reply, edit, share more. Essentially it’s Facebook specifically for the written word and without all the ads and games. 🙂
My Next Step
Well, now I get to go through and read other people’s works. And comment. And maybe steer them over to my profile. Hopefully they comment. Once I’m comfortable, I’ll add my novel. At least…some of it. Maybe 5 chapters? Maybe 7? Not the whole thing, otherwise, who wold buy it?? But, enough to get feedback from other writers, from readers, agents, editors, and publishers. Hopefully…
YOUR Next Step
Well, I’m hoping you’ll take a little jaunt over to my profile. Check it out. Give some feedback on the poems. Become a follower so you’ll get updates as I add more poems or when I add the novel (although I’ll announce that HERE, too). Just click the image below or this link: http://www.wattpad.com/user/tababcock. Please feel free to share the link out in the real world with others, too!
If you have any experience with Wattpad, I’d love to hear from you! I really don’t know what to expect and I’m hesitant to put my “real” writing out there until I’m more comfortable with the site and the process.
As always, thanks for your support – of my writing, of my blog and, most of all, of my randomness. 🙂
XO – T.