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How Does Wattpad Choose Watty Winners?

Jul 16, 2021

How Does Wattpad Choose Watty Winners?

Are computers judging the Wattys? Does anyone read the books? Who picks winners? We examine at The Wattys judging process to find answers.

The 7 Worst Types of Fanfiction Readers

Apr 9, 2021

The 7 Worst Types of Fanfiction Readers

We've covered the dos and don'ts for fanfiction writers, but now we're tackling the big missteps to avoid when reading online.

How to Get More Readers on Wattpad in 2021

Jan 28, 2021

How to Get More Readers on Wattpad in 2021

A lot has changed in the Wattpad world. Here's how you can still attract the right readers for your book.

The 10 Worst Writing Mistakes Fanfiction Authors Make

Jan 16, 2021

The 10 Worst Writing Mistakes Fanfiction Authors Make

A few simple errors can take a fanfiction story from must-read to hard pass.

Why Did Wattpad Close Their Writer Forums?

Aug 31, 2020

Why Did Wattpad Close Their Writer Forums?

As of July 29th, 2020, Wattpad shut down the Wattpad Community Forums without notice and left writers with no place to go.

The Top 5 Reasons People Stopped Reading Your Fanfic

Jun 30, 2021

The Top 5 Reasons People Stopped Reading Your Fanfic

It's hard enough to attract readers, but keeping them is a whole new challenge. Here are the five big reasons most readers give up on a stor

The 7 Deadly Sins of Fanfiction Writing

Mar 3, 2021

The 7 Deadly Sins of Fanfiction Writing

You may think anything goes in the world of fanfiction, but these bad moves will seriously alienate your readers and the community. 1....

5 Fanfic Plot Lines That We’re So Bored Of

Jan 24, 2021

5 Fanfic Plot Lines That We’re So Bored Of

We're calling out the most overdone and overrated plots in the fanfiction world in hopes that maybe—finally!—they'll go away.

Inside Wattpad's Ranking System: How Does It Work?

Jan 3, 2021

Inside Wattpad's Ranking System: How Does It Work?

We look into Wattpad's "YuenRank" system and how it determines hashtag rankings for books on the site.

Is Fanfiction Illegal?

Aug 26, 2020

Is Fanfiction Illegal?

Fanfiction has operated within a legal gray area for years. Now that fan works like 50 Shades of Gray and After are seeing mainstream succes

9 Writing Mistakes That Make Fanfiction Cringey

Jun 9, 2021

9 Writing Mistakes That Make Fanfiction Cringey

Writing is hard. Writing something that doesn't trigger an instant facepalm is even harder. These 9 mistakes can wreck a good fanfic.

Stolen Wattpad Stories Were Being Sold on Amazon

Feb 19, 2021

Stolen Wattpad Stories Were Being Sold on Amazon

An author under the name Serdar Kan has been ripping off Wattpad stories and reselling them on Amazon's Kindle store.

5 Quotes About the Power of Fanfiction from Published Authors

Jan 18, 2021

5 Quotes About the Power of Fanfiction from Published Authors

Fanfiction gets a bad rap from the literature community, but we've gathered our favorite quotes from celebrated authors who appreciate a...

The Best Free Writing Guide Books on Wattpad

Nov 5, 2020

The Best Free Writing Guide Books on Wattpad

If you're a writer looking to improve your skills, you're in luck—these writing books are all chock-full of advice and available right now o

Famous Authors Who Hate Fanfiction

Aug 10, 2020

Famous Authors Who Hate Fanfiction

Fans love to dive deeper into the world of their favorite characters. But what about the authors? These famous writers have big issues with