Wattpad – For Platform Building and Inspiration with Maaja Wentz

**This is a FREE Members-only workshop. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot below.

Wattpad is a digital platform with 40 million members worldwide. For writers, it provides detailed demographics of your readers and an easy place to gather and interact with fans. Whether you have a finished novel or you are just thinking of starting one, Wattpad is the perfect place to serialize your story while you attract attention on a platform which attracts mostly readers (not other writers). Don’t leave money on the table or fans in the digital woods. Use Wattpad to attract a following and test your ideas on eager readers. Use Wattpad to break through writer’s block, submission anxiety, or to motivate yourself to write more and write better. It’s amazing how gratifying writing to an interactive audience can be.

This workshop will enable writers unfamiliar with Wattpad to get started, and will also provide writers already familiar with the platform with tips and tricks Maaja Wentz used to help her novel earn featured status and win a Watty award. After visiting Wattpad HQ and analyzing the best practices of successful Wattpad authors, Maaja can guarantee that there is something to offer for readers and writers. From One Direction Fan Fic that turns into lucrative film deals, to science fiction penned by Margaret Atwood, Wattpad offers diverse opportunities to anyone willing to try it.

Wattpad chose Maaja’s serial thriller, “Feeding Frenzy,” as a featured novel. It has since earned over 118 000 reads and won a Watty award. Her experimental story “You,” won a prize in the national Norma Epstein Foundation competition for Creative Writing. “When Johnny Mars Turns Five,” (published in Grievous Angel) was a finalist in the 2012 Science Fiction Poetry Association contest. “Wild Caving” was a finalist in the WCDR Amprosia anthology and “How Merilla Got Her Groove Back,” was a finalist in the Phoenix competition. Her most recent publication is “Gift Fruit,” in Panorama: A Journal of Intelligent Travel. Read my articles on Wattpad for writers in the WCDR newsletter, and in the upcoming Sisters in Crime Newsletter.

Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 26th, 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Newmakeit in Newmarket.

**This is a FREE Members-only workshop. Only WCYR members (and members of sister groups WCDR and WCSC) will be permitted to register. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot below. If you reserve a seat but need to cancel, please contact Kim McDougall at meetings@wcyork.ca so that we can free up the space for another member.

If tickets are sold out, we will start a waiting list. To be put on the waiting list, send your request to meetings@wcyork.ca.

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Venue Phone: (289) 841-1270

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Address:
1310 Kerrisdale Blvd, Suite 200, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, L3Y 8V6

Description:
NewMakeIt is a beautiful, spacious, multi-functional coworking and makerspace shared facility in Newmarket.

  • Wattpad with Maaja Wentz
    April 26, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Kim McDougall has been using Scrivener since 2006, when it was still in beta testing. She is an author, fiber artist and photographer who writes dark fantasy fiction. Under her married name, Kim Chatel, she also published 6 books for children. As co-founder of Castelane Inc., Kim has produced over 400 book trailers. Kim is also the meeting coordinator and speaker wrangler for the WCYR.

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