Writing 101 is all about writing... and how to succeed at it!
The Best Part... Publishing
However, the best feature by far is the fan system. When you join Wattpad, people can fan you if they really like your work (which can include poems, novels, etc.). And, you can fan other people. So far, over 90 people have fanned me, meaning that they get notified when I add a new chapter and when I send a message from my profile and click "broadcast to fans".
As well as being able to "fan" people, you can also vote and comment on chapters of people's stories. Voting means that you like a chapter, and you can comment to tell the author what you think of their story or the individual chapter. The number of votes and comments you get on your story determines whether your story goes onto different lists, such as the What's Hot list.
However, you may not get a reply for months. Most manuscripts get put into a big pile of stories called the slush pile, and they get skimmed over by editors once they get to it. This is why it is crucial to make a catchy beginning to your story. If the beginning isn't good, the editor will dismiss it and send a rejection letter without reading the whole thing. It doesn't matter if your plot gets really good in the middle of the book... if the beginning is basically all about the main characters clothes and uses absolutely no advanced vocabulary or interesting descriptions, then the editor will set it aside. So you need to make your story pop. As I read on a website, the writer said that you have to make your manuscript colorful. I recommend seeing this page for tips on how to get an editor to like your manuscript. This website came up when I searched about publishing and while the rest of the website is irrelevant to publishing, that page gave me a few tips.
Who published it (what magazine or company)?
How do you publicize your story?
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