The Youtube of Writing. Wattpad is the world’s largest online community of readers and writers, numbering over 40 million users on it’s platform. Users who sign up are able to write & post their own stories, which then become available to be read and commented on by the entire community. Based out of Toronto, the site is fully mobile with its own app. With over 100 million stories to read and thousands more added each day, it’s a great resource for making inroads with a newer, younger, international audience.Read More
Some of you may be wondering what the point of writing on Google Docs vs. MS Word or Scrivener could be. Surely something as lightweight and ubiquitous (you gain access to Google Drive and Google Docs with a Gmail account) can’t be used for serious writing, can it?Read More
As Indie Authors working out in the dangerous black ops field of self-publishing, you will, from time to time encounter certain third-parties which will pose as liaisons between you- the author-operative, and your intended target- the book-buying public.
These third-parties will attempt to coerce you into parting with your top-secret information, your “stories”, in exchange for promotions, positive reviews, and higher exposure/legitimacy on an international stage. They will seek to exploit your lack of knowledge by presenting themselves as credible sources and experts in the area of making authors into superstars.Read More
So what is the Story Structure Database?
It’s an curated listing of book/movie plots broken down by narrative plots and structural themes. See the screenshot to the left to get an idea.
Weiland knows what she’s talking about here, as she’s written two critically acclaimed books on the subject: Structuring Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel Workbook.Read More