It was requested that I, Nick, put a post in here about a new Wattpad feature that I did not build and deserve none of the credit for (it goes to the lovely team that did build the thing!). And, as a personal pantser, I can think of no better person than me to introduce…Story Notes!
This is a new tool for writers to help you store and track ideas and information around your story within Wattpad. It’s something I should really be doing more (my current solution is to reread my entire story and memorize). The Notes are also very focused on core concepts of your plot and characters so you can refer back to them, and it can also help keep you on track. I know I talk a lot in here about story arcs, asking where a story is going or coming from, so this makes me super excited to know everyone can mark these things down and keep them top of mind, whether they’ve planned out nine books in a series or if they still aren’t fully sure how it will end.
Here’s how it works:
Story Notes is a structured form you can fill out with details about your protagonist and your story’s plot. The form helps keep you concise and to the point so that the story notes can act as a quick reference guide for you as your write your story. Both about who your protagonist is and where you want to go with the story. Can be accessed on Desktop Web only from your story details page. English and Desktop web launch for now. New languages to be introduced in the new year.
Please note that if you’d like your story to be considered for future opportunities with Wattpad, you can fill out the full form, which includes a section to mark the story as open for us to consider.
Let us know your feelings, and also make sure to let others know about the function and spread the word!