Wattpad | Frights, Camera, Action: Turner Joins Forces with Wattpad for First-of-Its-Kind Collaboration

Apparently, I'm so behind with my Wattpad news because this news is from June, but still...this is great news! So if you write horror, why not check Wattpad out? And while you're there, say hello!  I'm Morrighansmuse on there. The initial focus of the partnership will be The Tales from the Crypt, the eagerly anticipated horror programming …

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Writing With The Door Closed… Kinda

"Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder." -Barbara Kingsolver One of the drawbacks of writing on Wattpad "live" - my term for writing a novel and posting the latest chapter online as I go (although I'm always two chapters ahead in my drafts) - is that you're not writing with the …

Finding My Theme

I'm 50K words into my novel and I'm stuck.  I was on a roll for the last month and half, writing every day and building the tension between the characters, tightening the narrative and the conflict, and making sure that characters show up because they're important and not just window dressing. And then life happened. …

So, I’m on Cosmo!

"So where were we?" he asks and this time, I don't hesitate. I walk up to him and run my hand along his bearded cheek. I was never into bearded men — or so I thought. "We were here." I kiss him again, more boldly this time.

Featured Author: Barry Alexander

I began my writing journey as a poet. As a young soldier, I wrote a short collection of poetry based on my first overseas tour on active duty in Bosnia. I entered a few of these into competitions and sought publication but without success. While I focussed on my career, these poems, handwritten on parchment paper sat gathering dust in various drawers and boxes as I moved from posting to posting. I did not pick up my pen until 2011 when I saw an advertisement in a national newspaper for modern war poets to enter a poetry competition. That weekend I wrote a series of poems that drew on my Afghanistan experience and submitted them. The experienced proved cathartic and I found that from then on, I had to write.

Is Wattpad For You?

In case you haven't heard, Wattpad is a social platform where one can read stories for free. Wattpad can be accessed on phones and tablets, as well as the web. The stories you find span many different categories, from poetry to literary fiction, romance and paranormal, even non-fiction. And they're written by people from all …