A month back I organized a spin-a-yarn contest on Wattpad called the Spin-an-EPIC-Tale Contest with two other fellow wattpad users who judged alongside me. To read more about the contest head over to this post here.
But for the lazier ones among you who haven’t headed over to the link yet (yeah, I am talking to you!) the contest was simple. One photographic promt… one paragraph to start the contestants off… and the story needn’t have a definitive end, just one that satisfies the readers without leaving them feeling cheated ( ).
And the response was impressive for a first-time contest on a site jam-packed with people coming up with different kinds of contests every single day.
Finally, after over a month of anticipation and nail-biting tension (among the contestants) we, the judges, arrived at a decision and chose the winner.
Wattpad is an amazing place for any writer to be. If you don’t know about it yet then I suggest you to head over to this post here and check out why I feel it is so awesome. But for the rest of you who already know what I am talking about, today I have some more interesting things to share about Wattpad.
Wattpad is an amazing place for developing a fan base, interacting with other writers from all over the world, and having tons of fun. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The website is like a fertile ground for creativity. And it harvested my own.
One day I was just exploring some clubs on the site looking for ways to increase my fan base and make some friends when a brilliant idea struck me. An idea to start an internal contest in the clubs.
A few months back I came across a website that is so awesome that every time I visit it I feel like shouting off the rooftops and letting the world know about its awesomeness! Okay, I do have a tendency to exaggerate but this time I am honestly telling you what I feel. :)
The website is http://www.wattpad.com. And it is the best place any writer can be.
Wattpad is a forum where writers can upload their stories and have people read them, meet people from all over the world, exchange ideas, expand their creativity and on the whole have a great time.
And all these are definitely useful when you want to establish a platform for yourself; a platform of loyal readers and followers who will stick by you when you finally become a published author and desperately need good reviews to leave behind the newbie tag and worm into the bestselling list.