Sunday, 20 April 2014

RE: What is Wattpad – and should you use it?

Two years ago I wrote this post and basically encouraged anyone and everyone to try Wattpad. I talked about how it was a great tool and there were some fantastic unpublished works floating around on the site that were worth reading.

But now I’m back with a small health warning.

Naturally, a free site like Wattpad tempts teenagers – or more accurately: teenage girls – to sign up and post work. For the year that I was a member of the site I came across a lot of beautifully written stories, and a lot more not-so-beautifully written pieces. I uploaded some of my own work and received amazing, positive feedback and constructive criticism.

However, I witnessed the mechanics of the site change.