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Wattpad Announces the Launch of the 2017 Watty Awards Season

June 15, 2017

Last year people from all over the world shared more than 145,000 entries as part of The Wattys, ...

How To Write Fanfiction - A Reference Guide by Wattpad

March 10, 2017

At Wattpad, we wholeheartedly support fans, fandom, and cultures from across the globe. As an international community, our fanfiction reflects the writers we support who remix, modernize, and elevate storytelling.On Wattpad, writers share an average ...

Enter The Magicians Writing Contest on Wattpad to Win $10,000

January 25, 2017

The winner will also have their story turned into a digital short Syfy’s original series, The Magicians, offers storytellers on Wattpad a chance to win $10,000 and have their submission turned in a digital short! The deadline for submissions is ...

#TNTHorrorContest Launches on Wattpad

October 28, 2016

With Halloween drawing near, Turner, the global content leader, and Wattpad are teaming up to find the scariest stories online with the #TNTHorrorContest. At least one lucky horror writer will win a grand prize of $20,000 and have his/her story ...

Meet the Wattpad Stars: Kelly Anne Blount

October 19, 2016

Photo of Kelly Anne Blount We’re featuring some of the best ...

Ten Wattpad Writers Get Their Fairy Tale Ending

October 10, 2016

Once Upon Now Cover Ten Wattpad writers had their publishing ...

#SurviveTheCabin: Interview with New York Times Bestseller Natasha Preston

October 05, 2016

“For months, Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her - and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out…” This ...

300 Million Story Uploads and One Big Thanks

September 15, 2016

That’s right. On Wattpad, over 300 million story uploads have been shared to-date. That number’s more than five times larger than the New York Public Library's entire catalog and almost double that of the Library of Congress.At Wattpad, we know that ...

Celebrating 50 Years Of Star Trek With Wattpad Co-founder Ivan Yuen

September 08, 2016

Fifty years ago today, a television series inspired audiences with the wonders of space exploration. With Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry’ put a mirror to our society and asked viewers to ponder the big questions at time when technology was quickly ...

Hone Your Craft With the Wattpad Stars and Skillshare

August 22, 2016

The Wattpad Stars are masters of storytelling for online audiences and they’re eager to share their insights with new writers!Last year, we launched our first collaboration with Skillshare and a Wattpad Star. The talented Rebecca Sky crafted this ...

Wattpad Interviews 2015 Watty Award Winner Ekene Ugbaja

June 30, 2016

The Wattys are back and bigger than ever. To get you ready for this year’s edition, we interviewed 2015 Watty Award winner, Ekene Ugbaja, and got his thoughts on writing, The Wattys, and being part of the Wattpad community.Ekene is a Nigerian born ...

The World’s Largest Online Writing Contest Gets Even Bigger

June 19, 2016

youtube_thumb_720 In 2015, people from all over the world ...

The Mysterious World of Wattpad

June 17, 2016

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 ...

5 Reasons You Should Take Part in The Wattys

June 16, 2016

Last year, The Wattys became the biggest online writing competition on the planet. Our annual writing celebration brought in over 75,000 entries from 180 countries to completely smash records from previous years.The Wattys provide a world of ...

Almost 90% of Wattpad’s 250 Million Stories are Serialized; Find out Why

May 18, 2016

The Wattpad community loves a good story. What many people overlook, however, is that the stories they love are often serialized, episodic, and collaborative. On Wattpad, almost 90 percent of the 250 million uploads shared are serialized. As Megan ...

Why Online Influencers like Tyler Oakley Thrive on Wattpad

April 05, 2016

To promote the fall release of his first novel, Binge, YouTube Star Tyler Oakley released excerpts of the book on Wattpad, to the surprise and delight of his many fans. To date, people have spent over one million minutes engaged with the excerpts - ...

Comedy Spotlight: Humor writer Andrew Shaffer on how Wattpad helps his comedy writing

April 01, 2016

There are people who claim they don’t suffer fools gladly. We think those people are probably lying. April Fools’ Day is a 24-hour window where it’s socially acceptable to test the limits of our own comedic tomfoolery - and shed light on those who ...

The 10 Reasons Indie Authors Should Write on Wattpad

January 28, 2016

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I843-TEqHKUIf you’re an indie author you know all too well the work that’s required to create, edit, market and sell your work. Chances are you have a good system for how to promote yourself, but if you’re like most, ...

Why Serialized Content is Taking Over The World

October 08, 2015

In literature, a serial is a printed format in which a single larger body of work (often a work of narrative fiction) is published in sequential installments. It isn’t a new concept. Many believe serialization was made popular by Charles Dickens ...

Wattpad collaborates with Skillshare for online writing class

September 15, 2015

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