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Writer 101 [Public] / Re: Wattpad
« Last post by Jake on Today at 06:21:46 PM »
I know an autistic teen who is very into creative writing.  They told me today that they are frustrated with not getting feedback on their work at school.  I was wondering if Wattpad might be a good option for them.  I would talk to the parents, not the teen, and I'm sure the parents would check it out thoroughly and supervise them, but I don't know anything about Wattpad.  Anyone able to offer any thoughts on that?  Thanks, Amanda

What genre does the teen write? To be honest, if the teen is frustrated with not getting enough feedback at school (Were teachers are paid to give feedback) then he or she will probably be even more frustrated with the lack of feedback on Wattpadd. Most of the stuff posted there struggles to get noticed.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Pricing for pre-order
« Last post by Gerri Attrick on Today at 05:57:25 PM »
Thanks, everyone.

Looks like Iíll be offering the pre-order at full price, then.

I put the first in the series up for pre-order at $2.99 then upped to $3.99 within a couple of days of release. I was just testing the waters - the first pre-order Iíd done and in a new series, though not a new pen name - and it was only on pre-order for about two weeks. In that time I had a massive (not!) 20 orders. This time Iím going for the full 90 days, though I may bring it forward if itís finished on time.

If! Iíd better get on with it, then.

Thanks again.
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2342 or so words today, half of which were written in the car. Didn't get carsick this time.
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WasAnn, thanks for those links. I've also observed brain fog with a couple of my preventative meds for migraine. I will NOT take the anti-seizure drug Topamax--I literally lost words.

I had the same experience.  :icon_cry:
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Writer 101 [Public] / Re: Wattpad
« Last post by Lynn on Today at 12:09:52 PM »
My daughter used to read on Wattpad. She offered a beta read for someone who wanted her to leave her comments in the comments section or whatever it's called and she got slammed by other readers. Threatened and cursed, called horrible names, and everything just for pointing out the typos the girl writing the fic wanted her to point out.

I encouraged her to bail on Wattpad.

She finally told the girl she couldn't keep betaing if that was what was going to keep happening.

So, really, no, I really wouldn't recommend it for actual feedback. If they want praise, maybe. But it's like any community. Go against the norms and it's a nightmare waiting to happen.
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1268 tonight. That puts me at 45.5K words and 192 pages. I'm probably going to change part of what I wrote. I think I got the guy shot too soon. I'll see how it goes.

Han shot first.
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Writer 101 [Public] / Wattpad
« Last post by notthatamanda on Today at 12:00:31 PM »
I know an autistic teen who is very into creative writing.  They told me today that they are frustrated with not getting feedback on their work at school.  I was wondering if Wattpad might be a good option for them.  I would talk to the parents, not the teen, and I'm sure the parents would check it out thoroughly and supervise them, but I don't know anything about Wattpad.  Anyone able to offer any thoughts on that?  Thanks, Amanda
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1268 tonight. That puts me at 45.5K words and 192 pages. I'm probably going to change part of what I wrote. I think I got the guy shot too soon. I'll see how it goes.

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Good news. I just got word from Prolific Works that they'd like to feature this giveaway in their newsletter on Sept. 2. WAHOO! For that reason, I've extended the giveaway to Sept. 8th. It's still a limited time, and should motivate readers to download before the deals end.
But very excited that the giveaway is being considered for the newsletter. I'll let you know when it is confirmed. It was pending that I updated the giveaway and made it to Sept. 8.

Meanwhile, there is still 20 spots still open to join. Sign up now before they are gone. Looks like this giveaway will get some exclusive coverage through the Prolific Works website. Really excited to see this happen. Love to have you share the opportunity.

-Lynda
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