The 500 Word Weekend Write-In Discussion Thread


#1044

Recovering from swoon
"There are [gasp] - 12 stories there right now!


#1045

Yeah, me too. It’s bizarre.


#1046

“Oh no there aren’t!”


#1047

Huh?

“That’s all Folks,” she said.“I rest my case. RU smogged over at your place, or sumth’n?”


#1048

yeah, but #team is so last week. We are talking about #arrive


#1049

oops


#1050

and I am seeing five (as in 5) stories listed for the arrive prompt.

I suspect we are being randomly directed to different servers, each with their own update schedule.


#1051

Sorry I missed last weeks Write In but here’s my effort for the ‘arrives’ prompt.

The First Boy And The Last


#1052

Don’t forget you need the #arrive tag or it won’t show in the search


#1053

All done. :grinning:


#1054

Ohh sorry - again. Guess who’s flitting in and out the back door, trying to teach the tripper rescue dog some manners - and stop her bullying of our gentle Kelly Kelpie… in between flitting around the internet and writing/editing/planning. It’s all very well wearing this multi-function tag, but there must be a limit. So speaketh my blood pressure! [but winning after the week that WAS!]
I did all correctly at my place, and then flubbed it on the list search.
I see 3 only!


#1055

It’s bouncing around like crazy. Right now I see 4, but I have seen 2,3,4,2,5,2,4 over the past few hours. I think you need to give Wattsisface a good talking to.


#1056

I’ve done the same thing a number of times :face_with_hand_over_mouth:


#1057

I had it with the # and it erased it. I just re-added it. It was the same day I added the cover and it changed ALL my covers of my books to the same thing. I think Wattpad was throwing a fit that day.


#1058

Or take an axe and give it a reprogramming it’ll never forget.


#1059

I started writing here on this thread in October and then began again in December. I think you will like doing the weekly prompts :upside_down_face:


#1060

I was looking all over for short story things and found this. I am not a long novel kinda person. :smiley:


#1061

What is your Wattpad "Origin Story?"

I’m curious how people came to be on Wattpad.

I tend to write in the 400-1,100 words per chapter range - and that’s how I got on Wattpad. About two years ago, I saw a presentation by a publisher, and I said that I had a novel of 46 chapters of about 450-words each. He suggested Wattpad. I joined last March as a reader, then began posting in early August.


#1062

I just came to read books years ago. I kept thinking about writing something. I would open up the create link and close it over. I am severely self critical and socially awkward. I was worried people were going to read my stories and hate them.


#1063

My broader reason for why I started writing is similar, but one little bit of serendipity changed my outlook.

About four years ago I was among the shelves in a public library. I was looking for a different book, but I saw one titled “Just Write,” and I thought it had such a simple name. (The subtitle was “Creating Unforgettable Fiction and a Rewarding Writing Life,” although.) I checked it out, and then later checked out another book by the same author, James Scott Bell. One part stuck with me.

The author wrote that there was a lawyer in his 40s who got into a serious car accident. As he was recovering, he thought “What am I doing with my life?” He had wanted to be a writer when he was younger. I don’t think the lawyer quit his day job, but the gist of that story stuck with me.

When I was finishing up my education, I wrote a 55,000-word novel to prove to myself that I could do it.
About two years ago, I finished my second novel as a gift for my spouse. By sheer luck, about the same time, I saw a free presentation by a publisher. I think it was someone from his group that suggested Wattpad.

I can be self-critical as well. As a reader, you have likely noticed how supportive people are on Wattpad. I’ve been writing here since August. I think my abilities have improved, and I’ve gotten thicker skin too.

So my two bits: I hope you will stick with it. I think you will find it rewarding.