Welcome to Wattpad! We’re so excited that you’ve taken the first step on your journey to becoming part of the Wattpad creator community.
Now that you’ve learned what Wattpad is and what makes it a great place for creators, you can download the app and create your account, and get ready to explore Wattpad! Please note that every account requires a valid and verified email address to access all elements of the app and website.
You know how to navigate the five tabs on the Wattpad app, but how do you become a part of the Wattpad community? How do you build relationships with readers and other Creators? Discover some quick ways to get connected on Wattpad.
Personalizing your profile
Before you start publishing your stories on Wattpad, you can customize your profile page to tell people about yourself. Keep in mind that your profile information will be visible to all users.
How to publish your first story
You can share your story with the world at any time, from anywhere on Wattpad! This article will help you understand the steps you can take to publish a simple or elaborate story on Wattpad. You’ll also learn about the options available to make your story understandable and discoverable.
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?