Gavin Wilson is the community evangelist for Wattpad, the premier gathering place for writers online. What is Wattpad? In short, it’s the YouTube of writing. In long, well … that’s what you’ll find out on this 15-minute episode of The Books and Beer Hangout.
Gavin is more than a paid mouthpiece for the company. He’s an aspring author who credits much — if not all — of his success to the community of Wattpad. So yes, it’s more than a place where noob authors can post their stuff for free. Much, much more.
It really doesn’t matter where you are in your publishing career; Wattpad can help. Just starting out? Wattpad is a great and friendly place to get honest critiques. Think you’re ready to publish to the world? You’ll find Wattpad a great place to start building that support — and validating your opinion.
Ready to check it out? Great. Gavin has a couple of good examples of author “doing it right.” Start by checking out David Mark Brown or Monica Sanz. No, you don’t have to do it like they do, but you could do a lot worse.
And there was the obligatory drinking of beers. Gavin won the game, bringing in a Bishop’s Finger by Shepherd Neamel. Jeff pulled a close second with the classic Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA, where Evo begrudgingly acquiesced to third place with is new favorite, the Ryed Piper by Ale Industries.
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