It’s Wattpad. You said it right. And now, if you’re a writer, aspiring to be one or just for kicks are itching to show the world what you got – penmanship wise – then go ahead and post something on this fantastic new forum.
I can sense some of you savvy internet readers ruffling their noses up at me because I used the word new for Wattpad. Well, it is new to me. I discovered it thanks to my editor, Mary Rosenblum, who introduced me to it a week ago. But in truth, this site was launched in 2006 and calls itself, “the best place to discover and share stories.”
So if you’ve overcome your fear of perfect strangers stealing your ideas, plots and tales; or never had that phobia in the first place; are not lazy and can actually write something readable and presentable then please – share it there and let the world decide what to do with your written word.
I took this daring step this morning and posted my Origin of the Realm, the prequel to Aoife & Demon: Cursed be the Syhlain. I’m not sure how far this baby shall travel and drag in what new readers since all I’ve done is thrown a line hoping for a big harvest…
So, if you have a completed manuscript and want to dish it out or just hook the readers’ interest with just those delectable first few chapters, throw that line and join in. Let’s sit and wait it out, let’s see what the tide pulls in!
Good luck to you. And good luck to me :)