How to Use Wattpad to Improve Your Writing

Last Updated on by Michael Brockbank

Wattpad on this site several times as a method to help you develop yourself as a writer. I would like to go into a bit more detail as to how this site can benefit you in the long run. It can be so much more than just a place where you can read free eBooks.

Discovering Your Niche

There are many writers out there that haven’t really decided on what kind of a niche or genre they want to be a part of. Some are drawn to writing science-fiction while others are more prone to success by writing tech manuals or political overviews. If you are one of those individuals that are “on the fence,” then Wattpad.com could help you discover which niche you are more successful in.

Abundance of Categories
Wattpad covers just about every legitimate genre you can think of. When creating your story, you can choose to be included into any one of them. Even if you enjoy writing “How-To” eBooks, nearly all content is welcome. You just need to decide where to start.

Abundance of Readers
Wattpad is filled with hundreds of thousands of readers that scour the site regularly looking for something new to read. Whether these people have favorite authors or read a compelling short story out of curiosity, your work has an incredible chance of being discovered.

Starting Small
One of the more alluring aspects to using Wattpad to develop your skills is that you don’t need to submit an entire novel in order for others to enjoy your work. You can essentially test the waters of the site by submitting different short stories across various genres in order to determine if you enjoy the process or not. You could then embellish on that short story and keep adding to it if your target audience enjoys the material. You could even submit a single page of content at a time.

Making the Most Out of Your Wattpad Experience

Wattpad has potential to provide you with a great deal of experience as a writer. As long as your able to take criticism constructively on the website, you can learn quite a bit about your style of writing as well as how your target audience engages your content. You can expand on your experiences by:

  • submitting your work
  • analyze critiques from your readers
  • spend some quality time in the community area
  • read popular works by others
  • utilize the message board in your profile

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Michael Brockbank

Michael has been a freelance writer since January of 2012. He has completed more than 8,000 jobs for a variety of clients ranging from animals to travel. Currently, he is the Content Marketing Team Lead of GreenGeeks Web Hosting.

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