Now everyone can channel their writing talents by joining platforms like Wattpad. Here, writers can easily find readers of their writing, and readers can easily find writings from various genres.
Then what about the new writer and reader who will just register on Wattpad? Because of the many tips and categories to explore, it might be quite difficult for them to use and utilize Wattpad’s features.
Here are three ways to use Wattpad for beginners as summarized from various sources.
1. How to read on Wattpad
Before you can read various writings on Wattpad, you will be required to register and create a new account. It’s easy, you can simply access the Wattpad web via your desktop or by downloading the Wattpad mobile application for Android and iOS smartphones.
After that, you will see a form to register. You can register by connecting a Facebook and Google account or by entering an email.
Once registered, on the main page of Wattpad you will be faced with three main menus namely Discover, Create, and Community. To find the book you want to read, you can select the Discovery option.
In the search bar, you can enter the desired title or keywords such as romance, action, adventure and so on. After finding a story or cover that you think is interesting, you can click on the story in question to read the synopsis.
If you want to read the story, click the Read button. After the button is clicked you will get the option to enter the story into the library or reading list.
If you choose to add stories to the library, you can access the private library by clicking the stack of books icon. Click the cover of the book you want to read, and you will immediately be directed to the first page.
2. How to Write on Wattpad
To start writing in Wattpad the way is not difficult. You can choose the Create menu on the main page. After that, select the “Create new story” option to write a new story or the “Edit another story” option to edit the story that is being written.
Enter important details for your story such as the title, description, and cover before you start writing the story. These details are very helpful to make new readers interested in your writing.
Write your story. If you are still having trouble doing this part, there are many writers at Wattpad who share tips and ways to write that can be read. Don’t forget to choose the genre category that fits your writing so that it will be easy for readers to find.
After tired of writing, save your writing by clicking the Save button. Posts that have been saved can later be edited again. If you are satisfied, you can publish your writing so that it can be read by the public by clicking the Publish button.
3. Interact with the Community
Wattpad has a very active community of readers and writers. By joining this community, you can discuss the story you are reading with other readers or give feedback to your favorite authors.
In addition, you can also find many threads, ranging from general to very specific. To support your favorite authors, you can also vote for your favorite stories by clicking the vote button.