For those of you not familiar with Wattpad, this is an example of how this platform helped one writer share her story with the world.
Last spring, 25 year old Anna Todd used Wattpad to begin sharing her love story, After. She would return and add more to the story as it developed, eventually ending with a tale that spread over 2500 pages! Not only has it been viewed over a billion times, it is now available in print too.
After began as a hobby and was written completely on Anna's phone. Now it is being turned into a four book series and is being adapted for big screen too. The story is about two main characters, Tessa and Hardin. Anna used her love of One Direction, and their singer Harry Styles to inspire Hardins' character in the story.
Using Wattpad turned out to be just the right move for Todd. Connecting over 40 millions readers and writers around the world, Wattpad provided just the platform needed to jump start this book into orbit. It has received over 6 million comments so far and the print edition can be found in 26 different countries!
Wattpad allows you to read tons of free stories via phone, tablet or computer. You can store a library for offline access and use the social aspect of the site to connect with others who enjoy reading, writing and offering comments and suggestions. Anyone can share their stories free, and it even offers benefits for beginners. With stories in over 50 languages, and new content added by the minute, there is always something new and fresh to explore.
After can be found at Barnes & Noble or for E-reader
*I participated in the After by Anna Todd blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.