For those who aren’t aware, Wattpad HQ is based in Toronto, Canada. And, yeah, we know our fair city has been in the headlines a lot lately due to the stranger-than-fiction adventures of our mayor Rob Ford.
However, it’s not all outbursts and drunken stupors around here. Some people still find time to write, and this week we were super excited to discover our first Ford-inspired fanfic: “High Times at City Hall“!
Writer Robin Spano, who coincidental already has one fictional story story about the mayor of Toronto, tells us she’s intrigued by Ford as a sort of tragically flawed Winston Churchill. Read her fictional take on this real life spectacle of international proportions.
Writing your own FordFic? Let us know by tagging it #FordNation and we’ll add it to our collection of too-good-to-be-true mayoral tales!
To recognize 50 years of Doctor Who, and all of the fantastic stories that our favourite Timelord has brought us, we’ve put together a reading list of Whovian FanFics from Wattpad. These stories reach beyond Gallifrey and Trenzalor, crossing over into the dimensions of Minecraft, Harry Potter, and, of course, One Direction. Read them all here.
Think you’d make a better companion than Clara? Make it happen by writing your own Doctor FanFic!
Excited for the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? We’ve had some fun putting together reading lists that reimagine the world of the Hunger Games. Read these fresh stories to see Peeta’s point of view, or Rue’s, or to have new adventures in re-mixed versions of Panem. Or, once you’ve seen Catching Fire, take a shot at writing your own Hunger Games fanfic.
- What did Peeta, Rue, Clove, or Finnick see?
- Imaginative crossovers
- The Hunger Games in new settings
- May Fiction be Ever in Your Favor!
This is your final opportunity to enter your story in this year’s Wattys, Wattpad’s longest-running writing awards. Whether you are a new or a seasoned Wattpadder, the separate “Popular Works” and “On the Rise” prize categories mean that anyone could have an opportunity to be showcased.
For your chance to win, be sure to submit your story before 11:59 pm PST on Friday, November 8th, 2013.
Today is Wattpad’s 7th birthday, and to celebrate 7 years of enriching lives through stories, we have decided to feature 7 inspiring stories from the Wattpad community. These stories range from those of individuals who have relied on Wattpad to overcome adversity and bounce back from illness, to stories of people who are trying to change the world and are using Wattpad to do it. To read all 7 stories, visit our brand new Wattpad Stories site.
You’ll notice that there are, in fact, 9 stories on the Wattpad Stories page. The 8th story is the about where all of this came from: the story of how our founders Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen were inspired to create Wattpad.
The 9th story is about you. It is an open call to tell us how Wattpad has enriched your life over the past 7 years. To share your story, tweet it with the hashtag #WattpadLife.
The final deadline for entering your story into competition for the Wattys writing awards is Wednesday November 6th. That means there are only 5 days remaining for your chance to win the recognition, exposure, and, best of all, prizes that come with winning Wattpad’s longest-running award.
Come Friday, a whole pile of new novelists will begin battling their way through a November of words with the return of the annual National Novel Writing Month (or, as most participants call it these days, NaNoWriMo). This is an event that puts the act of writing above all else: asking only that participants write every day with the goal of completing 50,000 words (the length of a short novel) by November 30th. NaNoWriMo sets no penalties if participants fall short of their goals, and it makes no judgments about the content of the novels being written. It demands only that people try—only that people write.
This judgment-free celebration of creation is something Wattpad gets behind. So, not only are we sponsoring NaNoWriMo 2013, we are also offering a $2000 prize to one NaNoWriMo writer who posts his or her completed novel on Wattpad. Visit our NaNoWriMo page to find out how you can enter, and Happy NaNoWriting!
If you love series like “Gossip Girl”, “Scandal”, or “The West Wing”, but you haven’t heard of Georgetown Academy, we’re happy to announce that you can now read this popular series on Wattpad. Georgetown Academy is set inside the world of D.C’s most elite private school, where the children of politicians practice more mudslinging, sex scandals, and power plays than their parents on Capitol Hill.
A number of celebrities are already hooked on Georgetown Academy:
Smart, sexy and insanely addictive, the new ‘Must-Read’ series.
– Josh Schwartz, Producer of Gossip Girl and the OC
Addicted to new book series Georgetown Academy! Fun, juicy, scandalous just like DC. Check it out! … http://t.co/cKqijaYn
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria)
If you’re already a big fan of Georgetown Academy, you can now add it to your library and interact with series writers Alyssa and Jessica on their Wattpad profile. They will be posting a new episode of the first book every Thursday, and the last episode will appear on November 7th.
You’ve waited; you’ve asked about them; they’re finally here.
The Wattys have returned, and they are all shiny and new. This year we’re expanding the Wattys with three distinct categories: Original Fiction, PopFic, and FanFic. With these three Wattys categories, we will be highlighting an even greater portion of the stories coming from the Wattpad community. If you have your submission ready, enter it now and share it via Facebook, Twitter, or email. If you haven’t got your submission ready, then GET WRITING as the last day for Wattys submissions is November 6th!