After going to the Writer's Life Conference in Provo, Utah I came home with copious notes!
Every conference I like to come home with one thing. I came away with a few on this one and in the marketing department I came away with wattpad.
I almost feel this is a Tuesday Tools or a publishing platform post, (where I post about tools you can use as an author) but I'm looking at wattpad as part of creative fun marketing. One of the presenters, Jenni James, is a clean writer for children, teens and adults so I'm thinking what I thought about wattpad years ago--not for a romance fiction author that drives steamy up to the line of acceptable. Which is half my writers.
However, the writer sitting next to me said there is stuff for adults on wattpad so I've decided I might give it a go! If you are unfamiliar with wattpad here is what they say about themselves:
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.
Find Any Story, Write Any Story. 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.
Free Reading, not eReading. Wattpad stories are free. Whether you’re online or off, use the devices you already own to carry an entire library wherever you go.
Stories Made Social. Join the conversation about the stories you read: message the writer and interact with other people who love the story as much as you.
Live Story Updates Get notified the moment your favorite writer shares a new chapter.
ACTION ITEM: Sign up and put your stories up on wattpad! (Only for the brave! This may not be for you!)
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