asked this on February 02, 2011 20:33
I want to know if I have to make the book or can I do it a chapter at a time and can I use just on pic for the cover of the whole book?
hey there and welcome to WP! :)
First you can make a book or do it just one chapter at a time, its up to you but making a book and then adding the chapters to that book makes it easier for your readers :) and you can use just one picture for the cover of the whole book yes.
but for each chapter you can include a link to a picture or your tube video :)
if you need more hlp on this please do let me knwo
@Firecracker Did you publish it, or save it as a draft?
In that case, it won't appear on your profile. If I'm right, it should however be in the My Works section.
I want to create a group story but my different poems do not appear in the list. In other words, I can't transfer any of what I've written. Can anyone help?
@Andre the only thing I can think of is that your poems are in seperate stoy groups of their own. Try moving them out of these groups first and then into the big collection of poems.
They are all stand alone poems. they are not part of any groups.
Ah yes, I know, but what if they are alone, each in separate story groups of their own? Wattpad now sends all standalones into groups of their own. It may be a problem with this recent change.
So how do i prevent this? Or how do I undo this? Is there a way I can track them down and get them together?
First of all, this was only a theory of mine. Just open up each poem, and move the stories out of those groups. But, I've never experienced this before. Standalones seem to work fine for me if I want to move them somewhere else.
An book cover is just an image file. So, any image can be uploaded. If you want you can edit the image with an editor like Paint.net. But remember, you must have permission to use any image file that you use. Don't just get one from google, chances are it isn't free to use.
What do you mean by lable? You could just write down somewhere which books you've read or not if that's what you mean, I think that's the only way.
Hi!I am facing some difficulty in creating a story group. the requirement was to have a title, a describtion, in this story and available . i am not sure what i am suppose to do for 'in this story' and 'available' box. i did see 4 buttons between the 2 boxes. please help me.
@half_prince okay, lets sya I had five poems, each seperate from eachother. But, I wanted to move them all into one story group.
So, I would open the story group (this is usually done by clicking 'manage' in the my works section). You will see two colums, one called 'In this story' and one called 'available'. All five of my poems would appear in the available section. Any story is the available section is not in this story group. I would highlight the poems I want to move into the group and I would click the << left pointing double arrow button. This would move them into the story group. If I wanted to move them back out of the story group, I would press the >> right pointing arrow button.
Now, there are two other buttons as well, UP and DN. If I highlight one of the poems and click UP then it would move up in the order of which the poems appear in the group. SO, I can use this to arrange the poems in any order I like.
Hope this helps.
@CjayS42 i have followed your advice and it helped a lot. I have managed to successfully create a story group! Thank you so much!
Not a problem, glad to help : )
@CjayS42 Brilliant work mate :) nice one (y)
You only can use 1 picture for the book cover and you can write the book one chapter at a time. I hope that answers your question!
I'm new too, so can anyone tell me that whether if I should fan a story or add it to my library for me to get notifications through email? Thanks :)
If you fan someone, you'll get notifications of form all their stories. You'll get nothing if it's just in your library though.
@blue-girl For the first part, maybe they've only read the first chapter, then left to do something else. As for the second part, that depends. Was the image copyright free? It more than likely isn't if it's from google.
If it's not copyright free, then technically, it's theft to use it. As for the second question, it's just when they've read it to look.
No problem glad to help =)
Make sure you categorize the genre of the novel as fanfic before publishing, and if you want other readers to know as well, write a little blurb at the top of your story about where the idea of your came from
@georgiexx2011 a cover is nothing more than an image file. I don't think that you can do it on an Ipod though. Just take a picture, or get a copyright free one from the internet (it MUST be copyright free, not just any image from google images) and then use an image editing program like photoshop (which costs) or the GIMP or Paint.net (both free)
As CJ has said, you will not be able to make a cover using your ipod. If you would like to create a cover, try using paint, or Adobe photoshop, or Adobe illustrator. If you are unfamiliar with these programs, try and ask a family member or friend to help out
People seem to be adding cast members to their story's and are appearing beside thier story's when i read them.... how do i do that?
Open your story (don't edit it, just open it) and scroll down a little bit. To the right, should be an area in which you can add a cast.
Beth-Sanderson the same way you'd fan anyone else. Go to the author's profile, and look above their Fan Gallery. there should be an option to becoem their fan there.
hi i am new aswell, i have saved a story as a draft, how do i publish it?
how do i publish my draft?
Well, open your story, and instead of clicking 'save' click 'save and publish'.
First, open the drop down menu at the top where it says 'Hi *yourname*' and select 'my account'.
If they can send you a raw copy of their story, you can edit it, and send it back to them. But there's no Wattpad function for this.
I Cant add a story cover. I've tried EVERYTHING!!! I've taken the pic, edited it, and saved it to the correct file (jpg) but it just ISNT WORKING ;A;. Its so frustrating , can somone pllleeeaasseee help Me ??
Are you using a computer or a mobile?
Hi, I've made a cover but when I upload it, it doesn't come instead of that orange made-by-Wattpad cover. I'm using a computer and it's in JPEG. Help!
Heya I'm a newbie..just wanted to ask.. Where the heck do I get my draft edited on here? because I noticed there's a tip that says something about copying and pasting my story into the editor.. or is the editor somewhere else?
Trying to vote on my mobile which has the windows 7 system but it just says that I haven't activated my account. Where do I go about activating it?
@lanieRach - What you have stated is exactly correct. After you have written your chapters, towards the bottom of you "my works" page, there will be a "create story group" function. Select it and using the ">>" and "<<" keys, you can move all of your chapters from "available" to "in this story."
You will also be provided the options to add a story title and story description!
P.S. If none of your chapters show in the "available" column, select the "manage" function for each chapter and move them to "available." Then it should work!
I already published the first chapter but the cover photo I uploaded for the story group isn't the book cover when I reviewed it. Instead, it was the standard book cover issued by wattpad. PLEASE HELP ME BECAUSE I AM FREAKING OUT!!!
Lizette, wait.When a user changes a grpahic on their own profile, they will be unlikely to see that changes for at least 24 hours.
how do you make a chapter? how do you name a chapter without naming it your title?
Can someone tell me if you have to create a cast for every single chapter of your stories? Or can you just do it in the opening chapter and it works for all chapter after that? Because if it's the latter, I'm not seeing my cast show up in other chapters unless I add it again, and again, and again. Ya get the picture...LOL. Anyway, I'm kinda confused about it. Any help or explanations would be appreciated. :-)
@celinex24 Thanks so much! Will give that a try! :-)
Okay, I was wondering, if I want to upload on chapter of my story at a time, when its open to edit do I have to hit Save and Publish to upload that chapter alone, or is there another way?
Im new and i really dont know what to do... i want to write a story but people are saying stuff about books and stuff so can you tell me the simplist way possible to just add a new chapter to the story every day or something???
Im not new but on my old account i never published stories. So i wanna know how do you seperate the diffrent chapters.
Hi! I'm new and I'm wondering if I publish a book with one chapter, Can I keep editing the book Afterwards?
Okay, this is a dumb question but I forgot how to create a chapter so if you want to create a chapter where do you go?
I'm having trouble uploading a cover to a story. I go to My Works, click on Manage, highlight the story in the third box and mark it as completed.
When I click on the edit button under the "wattpad" cover it doesn't allow me to click "upload", and I can only "create" a new cover. I already have one on my computer so I don't need to create one. How do I get the "upload" button to work?
SO if you edit at all, you will lose votes
angelisthebest: Hi there, you will not lose any votes if you wish to edit while your story is still on wattpad
MayDefinitelyLaurati: Hey, the number of pages depends on the amount of words that you have written, sadly we aren't in control of that, sorry
Bubbles000: Hi there, if you click 'create' and the little addition sign with the words ' new part ' next to it, voila :D
TheMoonSavior: Yes you can
Ambassador Krish x
Okay so here is a really stupid questioln, how do u make more than one page per chapter??
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