Interesting insights? Questions or answers you want to continue chewing on here? The other post is now closed so continue here!
I am so glad we can get our voices heard with these AMAs
Me too! And I know HQ is loving it as well
In case he left before reading my reply:
Personally, I want to see more specifically aimed at hobbyists. Most of those are on the Amb profiles and only for newly written short stories… When I say something similar to the Wattys, I mean I can enter a book I’ve already written in whatever time frame picked for the competition, and it’s site-wide so more than 50 people actually read the winner announcement. But I don’t want so many strings attached. I just want my work judged, and a nice prize if I earned it, like a featured spot on Wattpad Picks–a.k.a something bigger than just a shoutout in a competition book.
I’ll be curious to see what oppotunities will be available in the future for us hobbyists.
Some good questions everyone! I’ll be able to read more in depth when I get home.
Thanks again @uncleL for organizing these. It’s nice to be able to feel connected to HQ for even a short time.
As a fellow hobbyist, I was fairly disappointed when I saw the prizes for the Watty’s.
It’s one of the reasons I didn’t enter this year.
Did you feel the same way?
Yeah, I did. I was angry, honestly. This was the first year I had a story truly blow up with reads, and most chapters have an over 80% retention rate. I had high hopes for the Wattys, but then I read the new rules and it was like someone had popped my bubble with a needle LOL
I hope this isn’t the start of a trend where hobbyists are excluded from the site.
Things like these make me feel like I’m not serious enough about writing to be here.
After some of my stories blew up over this past year and last year, someone I know privately messaged me and suggested I look into the stars program. I laughed at the idea. I can’t take my writing seriously and I love my anonymity too much. It would be nice if there were more opportunities for hobbyists… I lost my train of thought.
Totally random question but when can we get a dark mode theme (like YouTube) on the website and the mobile app? Scrolling with a light theme at night kind hurts my eyes because it’s quite bright.
I guess it would also help save some of the battery life? That would be great too.
I’m an old codger, so I’m at a loss here. To what does ‘hobbyist’ refer in this context?
As in, I don’t want to be published by a publishing house or want to pursue self publishing; also I don’t want my work pitched to production houses for the big screen.
I consider Wattpad and writing a hobby.
Darn it! I’m always so late TvT But my only question is if WP will spotlight all ambs run profiles from their social media, the community book, etc…
If it’s a lot of time I understand the rejection but the community book definitely needs update on it (and need more follows as WP followed a few ambs run profiles )
Can someone please drop me the closed thread link? It seems that I missed it
@ZonderZorg You can to person who is very interested in a particular hobby and spends a lot of time on it as a hobbyist.
Hope this helps, Michael
Could you please elaborate on this? I found they have prizes rather than stickers which is a good start.