Almost exactly one year ago, I posted Website Wonders: Wattpad.com, and I discussed this wonderful website.
Wattpad is a FANTASTIC place where writers can create a profile, tag genres, share stories, and provide fellow writers with their work. (You can also connect it to your Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr). You can ask for in-depth critiques, make friends, and even get book covers, fan art, and encouragement from your readers. And, if you just can’t get enough, there is an APP for your on-the-go cellphone needs.
Personally, I met some GREAT writers, including poets, who gave me unique and structural critique that I found very helpful. But I closed my account on October 30, 2012. I had my reasons for this (mainly because I was in the process of publishing Minutes Before Sunset, and the original version used to be up there, and I didn’t want to spoil it for anyone.)
But one of my readers, Pau, brought me back to read her apocalyptic story, Under His Strings, and I realized how much I missed this great community. So I made a decision, and now I’m back.
Here’s my Wattpad account. I’d really love to connect with you all on there, so I can read your stories. (You can also read an additional chapter of Minutes Before Sunset for free!) I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on there.
In other news:
I’ve had the joy of being interviewed twice this week, and I wanted to share some more information about the interviewers:
Jacinda Buchmann, author of Indigo Incite: I feel very lucky to know such a talented author. Not only did she interview me, but she also introduced me to Author Natasha Hanova, a wonderful author in my area. So check out this great lady! You won’t be disappointed. Find out how MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET is different from other YA paranormal books by clicking here.
A Latoya Charlton, host of The Other Side of Paradise: I first came across Charlton via Twitter, and we’ve struck up a great conversation since. This interview was a wonderful experience, and I really enjoyed how unique her questions were. Find out how I describe my readers by clicking here. She also posted a 5-star review: “You cannot deny the chemistry between Eric and Jess; and the strength of their love made me burst into tears numerous times (what can I say, I’m a sucker!). It was a wonderful (and somewhat heartbreaking) love story that left me wanting more. It was well thought of and I am excited for what book two holds. Kudos to the author for such an amazing tale.”
Other recent reviewers I want to thank:
Fetching Figment: “Her unique perspective and prose lead to complete immersion. ‘Silence split the distance between us’ made me feel as though I was right there with them, eager to say something– anything! But I wasblown away when Eric described his transformation into Shoman as ‘I fell out of myself.’ That line was utterly beautiful, and it completely captured the essence of being a teen– ever-shifting styles and interests– falling in and out of one’s self.”
Samantha (Goodreads) “Minutes Before Sunset was not like your everyday paranormal story. It was different and so refreshing to read.”
Thank you for all of your continuous support!
I’m still giving away free ebooks in exchange for an honest review, and don’t forget that YOU–yes, you–can win over 20 novels in this Giveaway (U.S. Residents Only)
21 thoughts on “Wattpad: I Rejoined!”
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I am on the fence with these sites, I am on another writing website, but I haven’t been active in a while… I’d love the chance to get feedback, and connect with other writers, as well as read their WIP’s, but… At the same time, I feel like I would be spreading myself too thin, but… like I said, I’m considering 🙂
I definitely feel you there! I’m giving it a shot for now, but it does become such a hassle to keep up with 20 different sites hehe
I could understand the “spreading yourself too thin.” But if you join Wattpad, let me know :] I’m on lots of websites, and I love all the different types of people I connect with on there. Sometimes, I can’t handle how many sites I am on, but readers understand when I come back and explain that I was busy. I think that’s often one of the best parts about communities of fellow writers–they understand life can get hectic too.
I’m willing to read your book and give a review, if you’re still giving away free eBooks 🙂 I don’t think I’ll be able to finish it anytime soon though since I’m swamped with deadlines.
That’d be great! Can you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
I have never heard of wattpad. Thanks for sharing Shannon! I off to check it out now. 🙂
Glad to have you back in Wattpad! And thank you for the promotion. ❤ I'm in the process of reading Minutes Before Sunset, by the way, and I'm loving every page of it! I'm quite preoccupied with school at the moment, but our semester break's coming in two weeks so yay, I'd finally get to do the review!
Thanks again, Shannon, and more power to you! ❤
Thank you for inspiring me to come back! I’ve already met some wonderful people. And I’m glad you’re enjoyed Minutes Before Sunset. I hope school is going well. My fall break is happening soon too. Enjoy your vacation.
Following you! I haven’t posted anything yet; I’m still trying to find my way around, see what people are posting, etc. My biggest obstacle right now is trying to get a cover together for my first story, but I’ll get there. See you around! 🙂
I think I read around somewhere that there is a cover makers thread in the forum on WattPad. Not sure about the details because I made my own (prob not the best idea lol)
I managed to slap something together with the cover creator they provide. It’s not great, but it’ll do for now. I’m really just experimenting.
What’s your user name on there? I’m KSparkes. 🙂
Mine’s YvoneWilliams (shocker! Lol) I’ll add you on there 🙂
Following and added your novel, too!
Yeah! I just saw this message, so I’m sorry about the last one. I’m following you, and I have your book in my library. I’m ShannonAThompson.com
There is! I don’t know how good they are either. When I used to be on there, they were pretty good. But I don’t know about now. I’m sure there are some talented people on there!
I think I’m following you, and I’ve added “Resurrection” to my library. (I think you’ve added it since commenting.) Let me know if I’m wrong, so I can find your page.
Looking forward to connecting more,
Awesome! Ty for the follow 😀
I heard about it. I really got to check it out.
I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! I know you have over 200 followers but I’d be intrigued to see your answers. Check it out on my blog 🙂
Oh! Thank you so much. I’ve shared it on my FB page, but I’ll share it on my website on my next post. (I can’t do it on tomorrow’s post, because it’s a guest post, but I’ll probably be able to on the 6th.