Hi. I’m 30something and recently joined Wattpad to get feedback for a novelette edited down from a manuscript I produced during Nanowrimo. I chose Wattpad because it seemed more interesting than sharing it on Google Docs.
But this website skews young. Most of the recommendations I see are YA, and while I’m sure I might have enjoyed them twenty years ago, a lot of their preoccupations kind of make my eyes glaze over now.
How do I find books for older readers and mark my own book as the same? What hashtags can I use? “Mature” and “adult” seem to connote erotica, not “the sort of story that would interest a 40 year-old but might bore a teenager silly.”