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Learning to re-sing after going deaf…
What Mandy Harvey went through to earn Simon Cowell’s heartfelt response in the video below, is exactly what my character Lark will be dealing with in Beat of the Pakiri, book 2-in-progress of my Delfaerune Rhapsody series.
How can Lark be “The Maestra” and write musical spells for the realm, when she’s deaf?
If you have suggestions, processes, or resources to help me make Lark’s experience feel authentic to readers, please comment.
The Toronto-based company offers a Web site “connecting a community of more than 45 million people around the world through serialized stories about the things they love.” Basically, authors can upload books-in-progress, and receive feedback as they write. You can also read others’ books and provide feedback. The audience is young-ish, so young adult and new-adult works do especially well in Wattpad.
Here are the steps they recommend to get readers to notice your books on the site:
- Update your stories regularly, at least once a week.
- Make your stories stand out through use of keywords, visuals, and other media.
- Talk to your readers.
- Follow other writers.
- Share stories on social media.
- Challenge your writing by entering a Wattpad writing contest.
- Learn from other Wattpad writers.
And, here’s another helpful article “How to Get More Out of Wattpad: 6 Authors Share Their Best Practices,” which I found particularly informative.
I’m going to give Wattpad a shot, and will keep you apprised of my experience as I go along.
Have you used Wattpad? What did you like best? What would you change?
Thank you, AnDyWuMUSICLAND. This is the best mashup I’ve run across, maybe… ever.
Of course, I am biased. I LOVE James Corden and Carpool Karaoke.
If you want a real belly laugh as a follow-on, check out the CK episode with Bruno Mars. Hysterical!
Do you have a favorite Carpool Karaoke? Share.
What do you get when you combine the talents of two creative entrepreneurs, add a little whimsy and perhaps a sprinkle of magic, with the intent to support an important cause?
Why, of course, some very special hand-crafted faerie portals with Faeries’ Tales, and some lovely news coverage for Absolutely Wild! Enchanted Faerie Portals & Other Whimsy in Gilbert Woman magazine!
We’re so excited and honored to be featured on page 8 in Srianthi Perera’s beautifully written article (anyone who knows me as an editor, realizes what this means to me).
Such visibility moves us toward our goal of supporting emerging writers through organizations such as Young Authors of Arizona and 826 National. As our whimsical business grows, we plan to offer internships, mentoring, scholarships, and other opportunities for young authors. You can join us by subscribing to our e-newsletter or clicking “Like” on our Facebook page.
Also, this month, AW founders Cherie Scott and Ann Videan, showcased their Absolutely Wild! products at Open Mic Night at Dog-Eared Pages Used Bookstore in conjunction with the Arizona Consortium for the Arts. You can see what a creative blast we shared from the photos posted by Elena Thornton, founder of the consortium.
P.S. You can still find a hidden Absolutely Wild! mini faerie portal among the books at Dog-Eared Pages. If you find it, it’s yours, along with one of our Faerie’s Tales about the tiny creature who lives inside!