Until recently I didn’t know much about Wattpad, but I have had to sit up and pay attention after my thirteen year old daughter showed me a story she had written called ‘Let It Be,’ and placed it there. Her method was to write a chapter and post it to the site. She shared it out over twitter and Facebook etc. She posted another chapter and shared it again and so on. Quite quickly gained a large following. She now has over twelve thousand people reading her story, which is only 30,000 words.
So I have decided this has to be a good thing for us budding authors. You retain ownership of the work and can get it down whenever you chose. I'm informed two authors, known to my daughter, on Wattpad have gained publication since acquiring a large following there. If it allows my work to become better known to a wider audience this has to be a good thing. I've uploaded my first chapter of ‘It Shouldn’t Happen to a Microlight Pilot,’ and I’ll upload the second in the next day or two. Please take look and let me know what you think.