How to edit your story
So you've finally finished writing your dream novel. Congrats! Now what? Maybe you succeeded in making your protagonists' love for each other sizzle off the page, or you nailed that scene where your hero battles a monster and comes out on top. Whatever world you've created, chances are you're going to need to do some editing to make sure your story is polished and ready for readers to dive in.
Show, don't tell: 5 easy writing tips
Outside of write what you know, many creative writing teachers have the same piece of advice for aspiring writers: show, don’t tell. For editors, it’s easy to recognize the moments where writers are having a harder time with the story, where they’re struggling with something that isn’t quite working, and where the prose becomes stiff or dry. These are the moments when you’re using description or exposition instead of action or dialogue in a scene. But when you’re editing your own work, how do you recognize when you’re telling instead of showing?
Finding your genre
It can be difficult to decide what kind of stories you want to write, but it’s important to categorize your story to help readers find it. Genres help us classify and understand stories based on similar themes and aesthetics that the genre categories encompass. Readers choose genres because they know what they’re getting and that they’ll be entertained in the ways they want to be. In this article, we’ll uncover a few tips on finding your genre and discuss the options you have on Wattpad.
Advice from Creators
One of the greatest resources you’ll find on Wattpad is our global community of inspiring writers and readers, committed to the art of the written word. Wattpadders are always there, ready to support one another in crafting the best stories imaginable. We've collected writing advice from a few Wattpad Creators on all things productivity, writer's block, and finding inspiration.
Story statistics (Engaged Readers)
Story Statistics is a feature built to help you analyze your story’s performance. This resource will help you gain a better understanding of the Engaged Readers metric on Wattpad.