The Mysterious World of Wattpad

On Wattpad, people love to get to the bottom of a good mystery. Since January, people have spent over 250 million minutes reading stories in Wattpad’s Mystery / Thriller category. To keep the global Wattpad community guessing, we invited 127 of Smashwords’ most riveting mystery makers to take part in #MysteryMay. #MysteryMay uncovered some intriguing stories. After the launch of Wattpad’s official Mystery profile, our content sleuths revealed a world of sub-genres. Thanks to Wattpad’s content experts, mystery lovers can find legal thrillers, paranormal mysteries and everything in between on the profile. Those with their hands in the cookie jar may also be excited by a unique genre on Wattpad, culinary mysteries anyone?

The story doesn’t end there, though. Here’s the twist: #MysteryMay might be over, but the stories keep coming! Every month, 45 million people around the world use Wattpad to find  next favorite read. Mystery writers (and writers of any genre, for that matter), can get noticed by serializing their stories on the platform.

If you’d like to reach the people searching for a riveting mystery, we recommend adding Wattpad story tags like #mysterymay, #hard-boiled, #whodunit, and #cozymystery to your work. Unable to solve a case of writer's block? No problem! You can follow regular writing prompts from Wattpad, here.

You never know what you’re going to find when you explore the mysterious side of Wattpad. If you’re looking for a clue to get started, however, we invite you to check out the great stories from Smashwords in mystery and detective or thriller and suspense.